Residents and Citizens of The East Pacific, I am here to present my campaign for the Delegacy.
My present activity in The East Pacific only stretches back to June of this year. Despite that, I still wish to present my ideas for the region through this campaign.
Before I detail my ideas, I will say that I am hands-on and impatient. I want everything done as quickly as possible and will step in and do it myself if I feel a particular project is slacking.
This campaign rests on two observations. The first is the lack of enthusiasm in TEP. This, I strongly feel, is what is keeping TEP back. I do not sense any strong motivation in the region. The general atmosphere is quiet. Second, I see that there still are many people in the region but few are employed in the government. This, I strongly feel, is due to the lack of energy.
These two observations are what my entire campaign is based on. To get this region to its former great status, I strongly feel that all TEP needs is a spark to get it running again.
Moving on from these two observations, I will present my ideas.
Immediately, I would propose a repeal of the Executive Act. It is an Act that only serves to add non-sensical rigidity to the Executive. Those Ministries will of course stay but an Act will no longer guide their structure. The needs of the Executive will define them.
I will push forward on the reward system overhaul which I feel is desperately needed to give people their due recognition and to encourage others to attempt to reach the same level as them.
The Chief Minister of Foreign Affairs and World Assembly Affairs would be renamed to simple Ministers of Foreign Affairs and World Assembly Affairs to keep a consistent naming convention. The Chief Minister of Regional Affairs will be abolished and a new position, the Chief Minister, will be created. The Chief Minister would act as an inspector, to keep a close watch on all Ministers to ensure they maintain their duties. I would mandate weekly reports from the Chief Minister on their observations of each Ministry covering plans, progress, activity, noteworthy staffers, and anything else of use. Separately, I will mandate monthly reports from each Minister covering the same areas as the Chief Minister.
All Cabinet advisors will be evaluated for why they are where they are and moved into the relevant inner circles. All advisors in general will be put under review for why they are where they are.
I will seek to appoint a Vice Delegate as IRL matters may interrupt matters. The Vice Delegate will have complete authority to make snap decisions and judgements where they deem necessary if I am preoccupied. When I am present, they will serve as an advisor.
As a result of this restructuring, the Cabinet will be reformed into a place for only the Chief Minister, Delegate, and, if one exists, the Vice Delegate. RA Ministers will use a separate inner circle for RA matters as will the WA, FA, and UTEP Ministries.
As Delegate, I will keep a logbook of actions performed and activities that occurred whilst I served. This logbook would then be released at the end of my term.
There are also two existing projects that I will force through to completion. The first is the dispatch overhaul. The second is the scripting infrastructure overhaul. The former needs the dispatch footers updated and REWARD updated. The latter needs work on API telegrams, the RMB endotarting bot, the REWARD overhaul, and Embot. REWARD overhaul is the most immediate project to complete. When it is completed, the dispatch overhaul is done. The next is the RMB bot. Lastly, Embot.
RA will be the strongest focus I have. I intend to have each Ministry cooperate as widely as possible. Each Ministry should work together to accomplish this. One hand washes the other as the phrase goes.
I am most familiar with the Ministry of News, having served as the de facto and later the official Minister. My plans for EPNS are wide-ranging.
EPNS is both meant to inform the domestic audience about governmental activity and project abroad to a foreign audience. This considered, my plans for the domestic audience include working with the Ministry of Outreach to complete the development of EPNS Lite, a short biweekly update of the government intended for RMB consumption and working with Outreach to accept articles from both the RMB and Urth communities, and working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report interesting or noteworthy foreign updates. For the foreign audience, this will include reporting FA policy.
The Ministry of Outreach will work with the Ministry of News as declared above. I will also permit it to bring the Executive to the other communities in any way it can. This means that it can host the functions of the Executive game-side for the RMB community or any other way in any way it can devise.
The Ministry of Culture is dead. This has to be fixed. I will immediately seek out someone interested. I will give them the opportunity to create a festival with the Luasanne regions to develop their skills, give them a set of ideas (such as game side polls, ideas for game nights, etc.), some loose targets, and then let them have a free hand in generating as much activity as possible. Outreach will play a part in this. I hope to get Outreach to bring together both the RMB and Urth communities together for cultural events.
The Ministry of Immigration, which I would rename to the Ministry of Recruitment, would be potentially revived. It is not a priority. Recruitment is an important part of the government but I feel as if we are not lacking manpower. I feel as if we have enough talent as it is but the enthusiasm has dried up so there is little drive to do anything.
In FA, I would immediately orient TEP to be more, as the survey stated, determined. This would mean interventionism and a harder stance against regions that harm us or our allies.
I would push hard for a festival between the Lausanne regions and would aim to have multiple cultural events with many different regions. Both to strengthen our ties and revive TEP’s cultural scene as well.
All treaties will be put under review to see if the treaties still serve a meaningful purpose or need amendment or repeal.
The Ministry of World Assembly Affairs will remain unaltered. I will clarify that votes in the WA voting channel will only be advisory. I will not follow them if I feel they are contrary to TEP’s interests.
Endotarting will occupy a large part of my tenure. I will do my absolute best to raise the endorsement count of the Delegate beyond 600. I will endorse and telegram simultaneously to reach this goal and will actively hunt out non-WA issue answerers and get them into the WA. This will additionally serve as a potential recruitment tool.
UTEP is dead. I am willing to let anyone who can manage it take a chance. My general idea is to hijack the energy for political discussion and host formal debates. Literature encouragement should be another part of a revived UTEP. The literature UTEP does accept should be advertised in EPNS, preferably by the authors themselves.
I would flatten the ranks. There should be the simple Militiaman, then the Soldier, then the Commander, then the Overseeing Officer. R/D participation is something I want to aim for. Successes will be advertised both as they happen and in EPNS.
I wish all candidates good luck. I hope to see my ideas discussed. I hope that should someone else become Delegate, they should at least consider some of my ideas.