Written By: Charles Sessions, Major Executive
Released: May 22, 2015
Honorable dignitaries of the Executive Branch, mindful representatives of the Administrative Branch, formidable friends of the Union, and righteous citizens of the Triumvirate, I want to extend my thanks to every person who helped me get here, especially my predecessor, Major Executive Edward Stenbach. It is an honor to serve the Executive Branch and the public as your Major Executive and to guide this Union on the path to universal progress. What I want to describe to you today is my vision, my vision of a Union of the few for the many.
This Union is unique in its structure, something that is both a frequent critique and a frequent compliment we receive, but my personal policy is to embrace what we have to get what we need. I’m not going to lie to you, I believe in our system, I believe in a powerful Executive Branch, in weariness of populist ideas, and in traditional governance akin to what we observed under Major Executives Neil, Maine, and Stenbach. There is a misconception in this Union that those who believe as I do fail to do as the public needs but I fundamentally disagree. That is why my policy will be to advocate for a Union of the few for the many. The power of our system is that it allows statesmen – people who will do what is right and necessary even when it is unpopular – to flourish. Men like Edward Stenbach and Nathan Maine. By centralizing political power in the Executive Branch, we have efficiency, we have action, and we have momentum. It has become a common notion as of late to seek to overhaul the system, but I will not do that. To get what we need, we must use the system, we must embrace it. We can achieve radical success within the means of what we have. How do I know that? Because we’ve done it before, time and time again. It was this system we have that created recruitment incentives, economic growth, responsible government, foreign heroism, and sustained unity – I believe it can be used to achieve what is necessary now. Action and education will absolve us of our persistent woes, and I am an advocate for both. We need a system not unlike what we have – where the Executive Branch does what is needed and the Administrative Branch does what is right – not a system where the Executive Branch does what is asked and the Administration does what is popular. We must dare to do what is thought impossible, not what is expected. The misconception is that those who support traditional government desire a Union of the many for the few so, when I advocate for a Union of the few for the many, do not mistake me. Popular success by means of the wisdom of the few is an achievement worth fighting for.
So, what can the few do for the many? The first bill I am going to propose is the Systemically Important Financial Institution Monitoring and Identification (SIFIMI) Act, which empowers the Department of Commerce to identify and monitor financial institutions that are important to a degree that their failure would mean economic disaster. We need to be responsible in how our economy is managed, but that responsibility should not end with the government, it must extend to those who run these massive financial institutions. Along with that, I want to work closely with the Head of the Treasury and the Chief Attorney to guarantee the effective enactment of the Brayer-Braugh Act in August so that we can continue our policy of fiscal responsibility. I would like to set the groundwork for changing how we go about framing and approaching our budget so that it is a more clear, effective, and accountable process.
The other significant item on my legislative agenda is to create a system of public defenders for citizens who cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent them or who lack the legal knowledge necessary to represent themselves. By creating an agency under the Department of Justice, the Public Defense Agency, to hire public defenders and have them prepared to represent citizens, we can achieve more consistent justice for all. In the plan I’ve been putting together, I envision a guarantee that this agency would pay for legal education for any citizen that will work for the agency for at least six months. I believe by seeing to it that we have more legal minds and a simplified legal process, we can have a better system of justice for all.
The Union Academy will be developed over the course of this trimester under the guidance of Head of Education Stenbach with he and I in agreement that courses are to be offered beginning no later than January 2016, but preferably beginning this September. I am following Dr. Stenbach’s work with regards to the Academy closely and am excited for what will come, there is no one more capable than he and the advantages of this Academy are too numerous to name – I think we’re on to something big here.
On taking this office, Dr. Stenbach wrote me many memos regarding how to do the job and what he felt I should be prepared for. He warned me that I am certain to face excessive resistance from the Administration much as Major Executive Maine did and, for the first time, significant and persistent obstacles from the courts. I do not doubt it and I am prepared for it. This Executive Branch will face new challenges, challenges unlike any that it has faced before. The Administration will fight us at any chance it gets in order to assert itself and the courts will tell us to slow down and stop – but we won’t stop. Our fight for what is right will not end. Not today.
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your lives,
- -Charles Sessions, Eighth Major Executive of the Universal Triumvirate