"I see that many of you oppose many of the bills I have presented. I will hope to shed some light on the proceedings and the bills that I wrote.
This first in regard to the status of Marie Antoinette. It is known that Leopold is apathetic about France, only wishing to defend his family, Austrian pride and placate the French Princes in the HRE. If the Queen Mother were to return home to Austria, then Leopold will have one less reason to care about France and use the combined might of the HRE to destroy all we have sought to achieve.
Agreed, war is not preferable to our current state. We must bolster our strength so we have a greater chance of advancing the cause of Liberty to Europe.
Considering the Conscription bill. It is radical, it is revolutionary yes. But so is this government. We need to do whatever is in our power to do to protect all of us, to protect the Government and protect the Revolution from counter revolutionaries.
I agree wholeheartedly sir with the conscription. A Republic is for the people, by the people, and must be defended by the people as well. France has immense resource available to fight the whole of Europe if it comes to that.
But grouping conscription waves will help ease the burden on the people and reduce war exhaustion.
On the treatment of Émigrés, their Families and their possessions, simply said it a compromise. The radicals want them dead while the moderates want them tried. As such I tried to attempt to establish a midway solution that leaves everyone equally unhappy, knowing that anything less will or more please some but alienate the rest.
Well the midway position is to accept emigres if they become regular citizens of the Republic. Theft does not belong in a Republic especially by its elected representatives. Emigres are a source of talent and skills that we need quite desperately as to not depend entirely on the aristocratic leadership of the military.
On the Special Order of Militaristic Clubs, it is simple. We need every resource to defend the Revolution, I did not expect issues from the Clubs in this matter, seeing as we all fought for the same thing.
Well your vision seems to be quite limited on the Revolution. Half the proposals you made are horrifying corrosive to liberty and republican society. The clubs are an important source of debate and philosophical innovation. I wish for all political clubs to remain free from the grasps of the State. You cannot force those who do not wish to fight for our Republic and the clubs that wish to fight will fight on their own and coordinate effectively with the Army and one another.
The special orders on the Counts are also simple in nature. They are traitors, no if ands or buts. However if people wish for a trial that everyone already knows the result of, that is fine too.
Society is a combination of habits, we are a new Republic and must exercise the muscle of liberty so that tyranny will never again be strong enough to enslave the people for generations. Application of the law and the introduction of new social habits are never simple.
Lastly, the bill On the Stability of France and it's Territories. I will speak frankly on this. Monsieur Bouchard sees intrigue and betrayal where there is none. I'm surprised he allows shadows in his presence if he is so quick to jump to accusations of treason and power mongering. The bill is an effort to establish a widescale system of accountability and justice across the highly diverse Provinces of France. If Monsieur is so keen on us fighting, I am willing to take up a pistol in the Champs de Mars and end this petty pseudo-feud once and for all in a dignified manner. We are all in this together gentlemn, I know you know no trust amongst us, however we work together or hang apart by the hands of Counter-Revolutionaries.
Yes a new and unified system...under the absolute control of your ministry. If you cannot see the detriment to liberty that causes then I must question your judgement.
Now is not the time to descend into paranoid factionalism. Besides I will add a condition removing the unlimited powers following the end of our war with the HRE.
And we're supposed to trust one man to ensure the safety of liberty? There is no paranoia only healthy and accurate observations about what seems to be obvious power grabs and obvious corruption of Revolutionary ideals.