So I was reading a challenge by Israel Stevens today, and thought it was a simple, but great idea. For a long time the Top 5 has not been secured, but now we have 5 strong and vibrant parties involved in the process. Liberty Advancement Party, a project I invested heavily, went from being a 6th party to having eight congressmen in the last election. While work has not been finished there, we have established a party capable of competing with the other Top 5.
So where does this leave me?
A while ago, I challenged Oblige and HeapSeppo in the first competitive election this country has had in a long time. Despite by loss, I learned a lot and continued to contribute to the wellbeing of this country, both abroad and at home. I have served multiple terms as Secretary of State, Secretary of Media, and have also been privileged to work for our alliance, Circle of Trust, as its Military Commander and Secretary of Foreign Affairs. I have returned to the Federalists for the time being, my first home, but I intend to continue working for sustainability in the Liberty Advancement Party. But for now, looks like I’m feeling a bit prouder again. While it took some time to come to this decision, I have decided to seek nomination for President of the United States.
I know I’m not necessarily new, but I am committed to this. My motto has always been service before desire, and I want to make this a country we are all proud of, and can be proud of for months to come. I have worked months for our country’s best interests, and it would be foolish to stop now. I still believe I have more to contribute. This is the greatest step I can take.
So what do I want for this term?
A lot of you may have seen my platform for the LAP, or you might have caught a glance at my congressional platform. My goals are similar to what I have suggested in these two articles.
Increased focus on our domestic institutions, such as Education, Interior, and Media: In this term and in recent months we have seen these departments struggling to get exposure, keep staff, and thrive. I know these are not exciting ventures, but Defense and Foreign Affairs are more focused on what affects now, these departments focus on our future. We need more out-game outreach, more education, more information, and more priority towards our country’s wellbeing, including its parties. Our domestic is our top priority, its revival is our survival. Let’s rebuild and renovate.
Creating stability abroad and assistance to allies: For the next two months, we have guaranteed peace with TWO. I have heard rumblings abroad of changes, dissatisfied allies, and changing enemies. We must use this opportunity to secure our position in the world, and secure stability for our country in the eyes of our peers. We must also provide needed military assistance to our allies, now that our domestic fights are coming to an end. Our commitment to CoT needs to be strengthened, our ties to new friends need to be developed, and our challenge to our adversaries needs to be decisive.
Coordination with congress: Congress used to be a hotbed of ideas for change, domestic policy, and even chimed in regularly on our foreign operations. I don’t want them to sit around debating tax policy back and forth or focus on constitutional changes that do little to solve our domestic issues. What we need is a think tank. I’d like to think that Congress is an assembly of our country’s greatest minds, and I would like them to contribute their thoughts on getting us back on track at home. We need programs, solutions, and ideas, and Congress can provide that. Don’t trap yourselves in procedure, engage us.
Changing the discourse: I have long been a proponent of this plank. It’s easier to tear something down than it is to build it. We need to treat each other as partners in a joint initiative: building our country. Launching accusations, opposition, and hate is simple, but it does not make us better. Learn about the people around you, and learn that a lot of them are people without hate or negativity. I have made friends in multiple parties and countries, and you should do your best to reach out as well. We’re a new world, let’s quit acting like the old one.
Creating a vision: We need a long term plan to begin working on. What are our domestic and foreign priorities for the next three or four months? What do we want to achieve? What do we want the next generation to look back on? These are important things to consider as we move forward. Do you want to know who you are?
Tomorrow I plan to announce some of my cabinet, and possibly some more developed thoughts on this race. I am truly excited to participate in this election, and I look forward to the race, and engaging the other contenders as we move forward. Let me know what you think. Let's have some fun with this.
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