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  1. The Sconlair thanks the Conservative Party for their endorsement and looks forward to working together to move past the crisis of the last decade.
  2. Sconlair Marlborough will again seek the Sconlairship. Vowing to do his best to maintain stability and work with the people to inspire growth.
  3. We will accept the demands of the rebels, as they are not unreasonable. Let’s move forward and rebuild our country together.
  4. Realism isn’t the height of entertainment and at the end of the day that’s what it is. It’s kind of crummy to come into something that’s obviously an alternate history thread to take a crap on the genre. It’s fun for some people and I don’t get your obsession with attacking AH any time it comes up on the forum. If it’s not for you then that’s cool, but any fan of the sub genre is already familiar with all of the tropes and critiques you’ve mentioned.
  5. D1. Per my campaign policy, I will attempt to reach out to the rebels offering to implement a new electoral district for them and granting them some semblance of home rule by elevating their leader to a new position of Governor of the Frontier. I will remind them that I am not my predecessor and that since our sides are nearly equal in number and I control the city and it’s port, that further bloodshed will be unnecessary. The city needs the rural settlers, and the rural settlers need the city. Furthermore I will offer to place my predecessor on trial for his mishandling of the crisis should the rebels come to the table. (In the event that the negotiations should fail we need to have the defense of the city prepared to make any invasion as bloody as possible for the invaders. We will only fight defensively and make sure that we force the enemy to bottleneck in the streets and be prepared to encircle their irregular militia where possible) D2. We will make sure that our fishermen are still casting their nets, and we will divert some of our warriors to making deliveries of the food rations from home to home. This crisis requires more than threat of force and the citizens of Gott-Stein need to understand that I am on their side. My goal is to end the rebellion peaceably and get back to normal levels of food production. - Policy 1. Which is part of D1. Will be to create a new council seat to be elected directly by the rural settlements. -Policy 2. Will be to create the office of Governor of the Frontier also elected by the rural settlements. -Policy 3. Will be to abolish the office of the Chaplain and any other non-essential unelected government positions. The money saved in the first year should be reinvested into the population through a stimulus payment. No economic solution can be purely from the top down, the economy needs to be jump started from the ground up. (OOC fingers crossed I don’t burn it down further)
  6. OOC: God bless you. Having had a failed Administration part of me wanted to double down, it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. This keeps things interesting and I love it!
  7. Cassius Augustus Marlborough will run for the Growth Party nomination. We must deal with our rural brethren and address their grievances to the best of our abilities. I would pledge to offer peace terms granting the rebels equal representation in our government. I also would like to work to consolidate our resources and work with our agricultural/ hunters/ fishing leaders to make sure that in this time of crisis our food needs are met. This is a trying time and I offer a bold strong hand to right our ship. Growth has always been a party of grand ideals with an eye to the future, but first we must secure the present.
  8. Rep Mitchell would be willing to accept a Vice Presidential nomination on the Federalist ticket if that's needed.
  9. Cassius Augustus Marlborough runs for the Growth Party nomination. Cassius is a protectionist and seeks to secure growth for Gott-Stein through military conquest. The Seminole has refused to trade with us, and does not accept peaceful outreach from our people. We must build a raiding army and strike their more isolated settlements from the sea taking what we should rightfully have. Cassius also seeks to implement anti-corruption laws with sharp teeth, promising harsh punishments for any government official seen to be profiting unduly from their position. Cassius is distrustful of the blending of religion and state, as it is why many of our original settlers fled their homeland, if elected he will look into clarifying a separation of church and state.
  10. OOC: yikes, hope rngesus looks more kindly on the next guy.
  11. Oswald Witte now deeply depressed by the loss of his only son, and saddened by the failures of his term declines to run again. “I’ve always been wary old men who cling to power for its own sake, and that’s what I’d be if I tried to run again. I still believe in my ideas, but maybe it just wasn’t their time. All I ask is that the next leader doesn’t take the tasks at hand lightly. God bless Gott-Stein.”
  12. While I accept the results of this free and fair election, I am disappointed in the outcome. I will continue to serve in Congress and represent the people of North Carolina. Congratulations to the President and Vice President.
  13. Representative Mitchell will run for the Federalist nomination. Expansionism: We must seek to find a way to expand while avoiding wars of conquest with the Great European powers, especially France. Given our current deals with them, it’s my position that we might have to be willing to trade their generous assistance on our war loans in exchange for land which will be much more valuable in our nations future. Relationship with France: we must obviously continue to support our ally in ways that are mutually beneficial to both nations. We must attempt to strengthen our own might so that we can stand on our own two feet and become an ally on equal footing with Napoleons Empire. Internal Improvement: While we must remain prudent with regards to budget, I do believe that proper roads and the maintenance of those roads will strengthen the bonds of the Union. While roads will be a great binder of North and South I think we should consider a canal to hasten trade between the eastern coast and western territory with an eye towards Lake Erie. We should hire the proper surveyors to explore this option. The National Bank: I am fundamentally against the very idea of the National Bank and can see only room for abuse. Size of Military: We should continue to grow our standing army and also facilitate conscription for desperate times. My goal is to make sure that America is more trouble to strike against than she is worth. Slavery: We must fight against pressure from our French allies to take measures that might damage our Union with regards to Slavery. We must conmit to keeping the union in balance at all costs to avoid external threats.
  14. I am quite pleased to have been elected, and I intend to do as much work for Gott-Stein as possible. I want to thank all of the great and hard scrabble citizens of our tough nation for giving Growth a chance and for allowing me the honor to serve. D1. We will pursue our goals in a manner that prevents our people from being pushed too far. The projects will be staggered so as to ensure that manpower and resources can be allocated responsibly. This is elaborated upon in decision two. D2. For the first five years we will be focusing on the establishment of the messenger service and the building of the smokehouse. Males above the age of thirteen, and below the age of seventeen will be hired as messengers for the town routes and older males will be hired to trek messages to the rural settlements and to captain the messenger squads. We will hire all necessary males with building experience to become our public works construction brigade. They will be hired to complete the smokehouse and upon completion move to building an aqueduct should the appropriate fresh water source be located. I will task my son, Oscar with building a team and seeking out the proper water source, I will fund the expedition from my own coffers. Along with these works, I would propose a separate ministry of sanitation that would be charged with keeping our waste out of the streets and away from the wells. The collected compostable waste should be made available for fertilizer by our farmers. Again, these projects should be staggered to avoid over exerting our populous. The first projects (smokehouse and messengers) will be for the first five years the second (aqueduct and sanitation) will be for the second. D3. In addition to providing jobs beyond just sustenance farming and hunter gathering, the above programs will boost the economy through increased employment. Our citizens will be in a better position to trade with one another. External trade will also be a major focus, I would like to send our Vice Sconlair to speak to our native trading partners and procure an agricultural expert and to open our markets so that we can trade any surpluses for goods we can’t produce on our own. B14. A bill to form the Gott-Stein Ministry of Public works and a permanent public works brigade to build the Smokehouse and Aqueduct as well as the Ministry of Sanitation. B15. A bill to form the Postal Ministry tasked with establishing the Gott-Stein messenger service. B16. A bill to establish the Gott-Stein Judiciary Court for the settlement of all disputes between individuals, as well as between individuals and the state.
  15. GROWTH PARTY TICKET Sconlair Candidate is Oswald Witte Vice Sconlair Candidate is George Whitfield 1. Arthur Webley Position: Growth Party party leader 2. Alexander Ivanov Position: Growth Party deputy leader 3. William Bunt Position: Growth Party secretary of birth rates 4. Fredrick Weber Position: Growth Party secretary of weaving 5. Richard Brown Position: Growth Party secretary of economics and incumbent councilman 6. Brigam Scott Position: Growth Party secretary of agriculture (son of William Scott) 7 . Alexander Drudge Position: Growth Part secretary of justice (former deputy-leader) 8. Harry Mercer Position: former ambassador to the crow nations under William Scott 9. David Polk Position: Growth Party secretary of trade 10. John Birney Position: Growth Party secretary of equality 11. James Kerry Position: Growth Party secretary of culture 12. James Jones @Illinois Moderate Position: Growth Party undersecretary of economics 13. A. Edward Clark Position: Growth Party secretary of defense  The Party agrees a platform Drafted by Witte - The establishment of a centralized messenger system so that citizens from the city can communicate more easily with rural settlers. - The construction of an aqueduct system to allow access to clean water for all of our citizens. - The construction of a large smokehouse and granary so that we can store fish, meats, and grains for longer periods of time. This will allow us to make it through bad weather periods more easily. - The creation of a public works department to hire a crew of citzens to take on the above tasks and future public works task - The establishment of a waste removal program for the city itself whereby horse manure and biological waste will be cleared from the streets and compiled for use as fertilizer. - Negotiate with the natives to have them send an instructor who can train our people in the farming of local crops. Drafted by Brown -Economic stimulus package to return economy to growth Drafted by Abner - Government subsidies for art and culture to promote their growth on Gott-Stein ( to be done through the starting of a historical record keeping position, creation of a library, and a monument in the towns center to the founding fathers of Gott-Stein) Drafted by Webley -Establishing a judiciary system to settle disputes between citizens -Adding a system of checks and balances to government As a party all members have voted and had input in creating the platform, sections drafted by Abner and Brown will be implemented along side of Witte's agenda.
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