People's Commissar of the Navy
- Jan 3, 2010
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((I guess. But wouldn't that mean that any time there's a law with the provision "Remove Italian Home Rule" we'd have to hold off?))
I must say, I am a bit wary of a new member of the Reichstag attaining the rank of Minister of the Interior. Even moreso as he is a grandson of Herr Carlie, which for all the world suggests Nepotism. Perhaps in five years, once the Herr Johannes Carlie has proven to the Reichstag his skills, we should appoint him to the Interior Ministry, but for now I say that someone with more experience should be put into such an important position.Now, before I reveal the new coalition, I have an announcement:
I'm retiring. I am an old man now, and not too many years left. I'd like to live those out in respite, and write my memoirs. Replacing me is my grandson, Johannes Carile, who ran instead of me for my seat in the Reichstag, and won. He is a bright, young man, and of great health, of which can not be said of his father, my son, unfortunately.
Now, I shall not delay the proceedings any longer, the new coalition is:
Chancellor: Franz von Bavel-Timmermans ((TJDS)) (DSU)
Foreign Minister: Axel Wouters ((NachoEater)) (DSU)
Interior Minister: Johannes Carile ((alxeu)) (NLPD)
War Minister: HF Gutfreund ((Jack LEagle)) (NLPD)
Finance Minister: Friedrich Thiessen ((Idhrendur)) (UAI)
Education Minister: Walther Herwig ((Warlord Skorr)) (UAI)
Commander of Gendarmerie: Karl Adimari ((PTSnoop)) (CON)
Chief of General Staff: Friedrich von Hohenstaufen ((LatinKaiser)) (CON)
((New Character appearing in a bit.))
Maybe, but in no way should a follower of the mad Comrade Oppressor fill that position...I must say, I am a bit wary of a new member of the Reichstag attaining the rank of Minister of the Interior. Even moreso as he is a grandson of Herr Carlie, which for all the world suggests Nepotism. Perhaps in five years, once the Herr Johannes Carlie has proven to the Reichstag his skills, we should appoint him to the Interior Ministry, but for now I say that someone with more experience should be put into such an important position.
I must say, I am a bit wary of a new member of the Reichstag attaining the rank of Minister of the Interior. Even moreso as he is a grandson of Herr Carlie, which for all the world suggests Nepotism. Perhaps in five years, once the Herr Johannes Carlie has proven to the Reichstag his skills, we should appoint him to the Interior Ministry, but for now I say that someone with more experience should be put into such an important position.
Forgive me if I remain unconvinced.Herr Victor,
I have met Herr Carlie many times before I adviced His Excelency, the Reichspräsident, to appoint him, he was an aspiring academic and knowledgable in both economics and sociology, two subject that can help, one can even go so far as to say is needed, to carry out the duty of Minister of Internal Affairs. Thus I wish to put the minds of the Honourable Assemblymen and Stadtholders to rest that this is not a show of arrogant nepotism, but an appointment made out of a conviction that a cabinet should be technocratic, with support of the majority in both houses, rather than appointments made to repay political debts and to gain political favours, something which, despite all good intentions of my predecessors, has happened before. Another one of those technocratic appointments is that of Herr Wouters, an experienced diplomat, who was appointed first and formost for his unspoken credentials of service to the Foreign Office and the National Assembly on matters that involve the complicated situation that is European Diplomacy.
Franz von Bavel-Baltzwischen
Forgive me if I remain unconvinced.
This entire coalition reeks of division and instability. Socialists, Conservatives, two Liberal parties, all of them are named in the coalition, an achievement unto itself. The only major party not mentioned is the Bundespartai, a party who has garnered the third most votes in the nation. The Socialists, who have garnered a mere 12% of the vote, are now leading the coalition! A new member of the Reichstag, one a relative of Herr Carile, has now been appointed to arguably the most important Ministry in the Government!
The point I am trying to make is clear. This government was not appointed for the interests of the Republic, or by the will of the people, it is a government with the exclusive goal of keeping the Bundespartai out of power. This vendetta began last year, when the former Kanzler, without any word to me or the rest of the Bundespartai, called for the removal of Herr Menigen. Instead of entering negotiations with the Bundespartai which could well have resulted in the Kanzler achieving his goals, he wasted no time in instructing the Reichpresident to dissolve the government and call for new elections. Then he creates a coalition, one wherein the leading party has achieved a mere 12% of the popular vote, and includes all three of the major political factions of the Republic, all with the intent purpose of creating a majority, any majority, that does not include the Bundespartai. This last transgression is the most obvious. He has appointed a new and inexperienced grandson of his, one who likely shares his views on Federalism, to the Ministry of the Interior. Why? To suppress all forms of Federalism, wherever they exist. No matter how skilled the man is, which I must say I still have some doubts towards, it is nothing more than vendetta and Nepotism of the highest order to appoint him to as high a position as currently is. Moreover, it is an insult to the Bundespartai, to the Reichstag, and to the people of the Republic to do so!
Comrade Victor, the socialists are nothing more than false vanguards of the business class, and their liberal comrades are just cronies looking to stuff the rag of injustice in the German workers face. They are cowards and thieves. Criminals, more so than anything else.
I do not mean to insult or discredit you, Herr Bavel-Timmermans. However I find it ridiculous that a Kanzler who announces his retirement decides the coalition. What authority does he draw from in this case? From where in the Constitution does it state that a Kanzler can pick his successor? If I remember correctly, if the Kanzler is unable to or unwilling to fulfill his duties, then it is the minister of the Interior who would become the new Kanzler until elections are held. If you are the acting Kanzler, then I plead that you create a new coalition, and not one that is based in sand.Herr Victor,
We do not neseccerialy oppose the Federalism proposed by your Party, indeed, if you may remember, I was explict in my support for your bills when you asked the DSU for support. But this Government does oppose unfair federalism, where the Greeks and Germans in Italy are forced to live in an autonomous region made for Italian. This problem let to the end of the last coaliton and it would undoubtetly lead to a premature end of this one. We can all hopefully understand that Germany needs stability and it will not be provided by men who aren't of the same mind. I can assure the Assembly and the Conclave that this government does not wish to ignore certain parts of the population, but you must understand, a majority, indeed nearly a super majority, of the population stands behind us, thus you cannot claim that this government is as illegitimate as you would make it seem.
Franz von Bavel-Timmermans