Supercilious Ivy League High Tory
- Aug 29, 2011
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As I am an independent, I cast my vote for a proper soul. One of proper birth, a true Romanian.
I cast for Dunaren.
P.S. You would all be surprised about this thing I discovered in prison. It's called peace and quiet. We should try it when I return.
I agree with the Honorable Consul-General that what this Federation needs is a return to peace and prosperity. We have had more than our fill of internal unrest and foreign wars. My argument is not that we should create or provoke more strife, but rather that we must improve our capacity to endure and oppose that strife. We have repeatedly been confronted with armed violence, both at home and abroad, and each time we are strained to the breaking point in our efforts to defend ourselves and our interests. Whether this inability manifests through prolonged bloody conflicts, through unsustainable debt, or through domestic unrest, it remains a pronounced issue for what should be Europe's greatest nation and we must address it.
Therefore, I advocate for the expansion and augmentation of our existing military forces, both terrestrial and naval, as well as improved salaries and benefits for our military personnel, so that a military career is an attractive and viable option for our young men. I advocate for the repeal of the Military Neutrality Act, which stifles our soldiers' Constitutional right to free association and denies them an essential sense of involvement in our democracy. And I advocate for a stronger diplomatic effort to build alliances and establish a larger sphere of influence, an effort in which we are seen as a vital ally and partner rather than simply a lesser nation to be discarded at will.
As regards colonial expansion, I agree that at present our current colonies must be improved upon and receive significant investment to become viable and prosperous Danubian assets. I further concur that additional wars of conquest or rapid expansion into unclaimed territory would be largely counterproductive. However, we must continue to seek out possible avenues of expansion that are both profitable and sustainable for the Federation, so that we are not left behind by the established colonial empires as they gobble up vast swathes of undeveloped territory. We must pursue our colonial destiny in a fashion that is both judicious and decisive, so that we do not overextend while also not denying our essential need for a greater international presence.
I hope that this has served to address the Consul-General's concerns and that it will perhaps alter his stated perception of my foreign policy, which I consider an essential component in encouraging our Federation's rise to greatness.
Gavril Dunăren, Deputy for Romania
Chancellor Kraus, the Military Neutrality Act is quite simply the most dangerous piece of legislation we have ever passed. The parties of old are still there, but underground, making the job of the Ministry of Security that much harder. It excludes the military man out of the political game, despite his service to the Federation. Is that how we thank the men who give their lives for us ? If not a repeal, at the very least an amendment allowing all soldiers to be part of political organizations is in order.I see not any need, nor any reason to repeal the Military Neutrality Act. It is a bitter necessity, and its repeal would open the door for another military focused party, like the now defunct Martial and Security League. There is too much to lose, barely anything gained.
I see not any need, nor any reason to repeal the Military Neutrality Act. It is a bitter necessity, and its repeal would open the door for another military focused party, like the now defunct Martial and Security League. There is too much to lose, barely anything gained.
~ Henrik Kraus, Chancellor for Austria