Senatus consultum de venia publica coniuratorum rem publicam evertentium
SENATUS CONSULTUM DE VENIA PUBLICA CONIURATORUM REM PUBLICAM EVERTENTIUM
Enacted on: Id. Apr. Q. Arrio P. Annaeo cos. ‡ XXII ANRC et MMDCCLXXII AUC (In the year of the consulship of Q. Arrius and P. Annaeus, 13rd April, 22 ANRC / 2772 AUC / 2019 AD)
I. In the spirit of the same Concordia whom we celebrated in the recently completed Sacred Year of Concordia, the 20th Anniversary of Nova Roma, in the spirit of Roman brotherhood and unity, the senate wishes to demonstrate its utmost wish for ending all hostilities and to reunite the big family of Nova Romans again, and to invite back to the community of citizens those people who decided to side with the Sullan-Caesarian Coup Faction, and by doing so, contributed to the aggravation of the current status of crisis and the ceasing of the operation of the macronational corporation of our republic.
II. The error that these supporters of the coup d’état committed was severe, and if it was fully intentional on their part, is hardly forgivable. It is completely unforgivable, and demands internal Roman trial procedure if they didn’t change their mind after seeing that the illegal dictator was expelling citizens, knights, senators, and magistrates for life, free speech was abolished, and the illegal dictator planned to distribute thousands of Census Points to a select few, creating an eternally ruling oligarchic clique over Nova Roma. It is unforgivable if they still supported L. Sulla and Cn. Caesar after the attorneys of the citizens demonstrated that the actions of Sulla and Caesar were illegal not only within Nova Roman law, but according to macronational law, as well, thus jeopardizing the existence of Nova Roma, Inc. It is not only unforgivable, but it is beyond comprehension, if they still support these erroneous actions after their paramount leader, Cn. Caesar himself, admitted his own crimes, mistaken calculations and wrong ideas on law, and left Nova Roma as a sign of admission of his guilt. The senate under the government of the liberator citizens who defended Nova Roma from the coup d’état, however, wishes to give a chance now to the participants of the coup faction, even if they insisted until this time that the coup of Caesar and Sulla was a legal and positive event for Nova Roma. The senate recognizes that from good will bad things can sometimes happen, even with the best intentions and with the best people. If these supporters of the coup publicly recognize that they committed a mistake, whether out of frustration or out of good will, the senate hereby grants them public amnesty (immunity from the consequences within the judicial system of Nova Roma) and allows them to join the (non-corporate) senate discussions and resume their places in Nova Roma.
III. The formal requirement of this amnesty is a public apology to the Senate and People of Nova Roma for their mistake of supporting the coup d’état of Sulla and Caesar. The public apology, in order to satisfy this senatus consultum, must include the following statements (other wordings are possible, but all elements of these statements must be mentioned):
1. “I, ————————–, a citizen of Nova Roma, have come to realize that my support of the illegal dictatorship, which was later revealed to be a coup d’état of L. Sulla and Cn. Caesar, resulted from errors of judgment that I regret. I apologize for supporting the expulsion of innocent citizens and a tyrannical form of government as well as the spending of the treasury of Nova Roma on the defense of the perpetrators of the coup. I wish to make amends and I will do my utmost to insure that there will never be a repetition of the events of that dark episode in our history. I recognize the current non-corporate magistrates and non-corporate senate as the only valid continuation of Nova Roma. I appreciate the damage that the coup d’état of L. Sulla and Cn. Caesar has caused Nova Roma, and I fully support the efforts of the non-corporate government to restore the corporation of Nova Roma and its corporate assets from the hands of L.. Sulla into the hands of the membership.”
2. If the individual in question had any role in the establishment of the illegal dictatorship or in its maintenance (e.g. accepted an office), a specific statement should include apologizing for these actions
IV. The citizens understood in this senatus consultum as supporters of the coup d’état are those senators who voted in favor of the dictatorship on the Board of Directors session in January (2016) Cn. Lentulo T. Domitio (I) cos. This category doesn’t include L. Sulla and Cn. Caesar themselves.