Election Blitz: A few questions for the LCP

Baltisk City (B.C)- 

Recently, LCP Candidate and current General-Secretary Dallin Langford has held a press conference with the Baltisk Journal on his platform and candidacy for the 2016 General-Secretary Election.

The Journal has had the opportunity to share some of his plans and ideas for the future of the country.


 

For the past two years, as your were in office, do you think the Cinnamon’ people have become more affectionate towards you? 

For some perhaps, for others not as therefore I can speak for the people on there feelings towards me.

General-Secretary, you have been in the office as I mentioned before for two years, don’t you think DRCC should have more of a new candidate to take hold of the reigns? 

I don’t think that my other fellow candidates could handle the community presently, of course I could be wrong though they should definitely familiarize themselves with the community before dealing in international affairs. I do of course have sufficient experience in handling the community and the expectations that follow it.

Voters have noted your controversial part in the Loquntian and the UT Affair, how would you explain yourself? 

First off, the Loquntian Affair or so-called “Loquntian Situation” was really not controversial it was actually an open and shut case of Loquntia’s leader: John I, of trying to display is his supposed power over the community and especially on DRCC. Yet, he obviously failed and presently his personal and country’s reputation is now dust because of his latest actions of trying to establish power over the Micronational Dollar.

Secondly, the UT Affair at any rate has been a mistake. As much as the Cinnamon’ people despise Lancelot Rice, I think a resolution has already been made, and I will mention that the UT is already a dying nation the 3/4 of its citizens are gone and its economy is in definite shambles and it needs money to continue. The government is in struggle and Rice is trying to grab as much power as possible if you take a look at UT laws that have been recently made. I don’t think that any more involvement or interaction with the UT is necessary. I of course defend my position that I was the one who authorized the mission as a clear experiment and that is the end of it.

Who would you choose to be your running mate in this election? 

Not surprisingly,  I would choose Jessica Clarkston, an amazing Commissioner for DRCC for the last several months and is an advocate for peace and prosperity. Even though she is a socialist libertarian I think that she will be able to successfully keep the right and left wings to compromise together in the coming year. Therefore, it is Clarkston.

Now Henry Chester is a strong civic nationalist, what is your views of his view and civic nationalism? 

I wouldn’t exactly say that Henry Chester is a civic nationalist, he beyond that, in other words he is an expansional nationalist that believes that his party and policies along with the nation could unite as one and be more superior than others. Which is why the government keeps him on a tight leash to make sure that he doesn’t embarrass the country. Though it is his natural right to run for General-Secretary he will ruin the country’s reputation and I strongly oppose his efforts to make a one-party state like he tried to during the “Socialist Period” of DRCC. Henry Chester’s beliefs definitely does not categorize in civic nationalism.

I do support civic nationalism, because patriotism is important to unify the country on common grounds and it gives citizens a true sense of identity to belong to DRCC. I do not focus as much on civic nationalism than the other issues at hand.

Bella Topgrove is leading third in the current polls, how would you describe her policies? 

Her policies are utterly delusional a left-wing utopia could never be possible for the people to agree with. Especially when the idea is to put a monarchy upon DRCC, as Loquntia tried to on DRCC, it would never be accepted by a country so devoted to the idea of a republic than any other type of government. Her idea of the nation becoming isolationist would never work especially to slow down a nation that is already actively involved in the international community. The only thing I could agree with is her plan to increase more freedoms in the nation and her talents of being an activist could be used in a place in the government that could use her strong-suited talent. She needs more experience before becoming a leader of a nation, and I would gladly help to make sure she knows a thing or two about leadership of a nation if she so wishes.

In the last two Assembly meetings, the LCP’s foreign affair policies has come under attack by the left for not evaluating the nation’s foreign affairs, how do you defend the LCP’s position? 

I can assure the country that the Ministry of State and the General-Secretary’s Office chooses wisely of who we want to become allies or friends with. It is important to be a friend to all and that is what should remain. The Ministry of State always evaluates and reevaluates of our foreign affair policy and current relations. At the moment the international community is slow due to the fact most of the nations are in school or have other present items of business that is more important to attend to which of course is understandable and the leftists should understand that as well. In the future the Ministry of State and DRCC will be more proactive in foreign policy, once the Assembly finally resolves its differences and can agree on a set policy as prescribed of the executive and legislative branch to do so.

What do you plan for the economy and for future economic plans? 

Unfortunately for most [micro] nations they do not have the ability to have an economy with there nation. Most depend on resources from there macronation as does DRCC rely on the United States. At the moment DRCC has an average economy, which amazingly has developed since the early 2015 market crash. My future economic plans would be the same as I planned earlier this year, which is to cut taxes, cut down unnecessary government programs and use that money in reserves or put it in more efficient government ministries.

I want to develop trade relations with those who do have a sufficient economy to do international trade which can open new doors of opportunity for the country.


 

Thank you for your time, General-Secretary Langford.

 

 

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Proposed constitutional amendment creates power risk

Baltisk City (B.C.)- Two nights ago, the “General-Secretary’s Role (A.B 651 2016)” was posted on the new DRCC Assembly Legislative Site. According to the CSP Chairman and Minister of Health and Transportation Henry Chester, “It is time for the General-Secretary’s power to be limited. A life time term and no elections until the first founder is dead or resigns, will destroy DRCC. And due to recent international affairs it is a great example of how this is clearly faulty.”

In Article 2, Section 5: “The Executive Branch” (b) it says,

The founder of the Democratic Republic of Cinnamon Creek is automatically the General-Secretary until death or voluntary resignation; after resignation or death a new General-Secretary will be the current Commissioner of DRCC at that time; after four years, the Assembly will open a vote to the People of DRCC and they will have a public vote to install a new General-Secretary.

“I strongly support His Excellency General-Secretary  Dallin Langford however if DRCC is a republic and live to it’s democratic standards it is essential to not let a person have a life time term and ruin the country in the works. Let’s [bluntly] cut the crap and allow elections and change this amendment.” says Commissioner Jessica Clarkston.

The proposed amendment does the following:

  • Impeachment Articles will be added to Section 5.
  • The General-Secretary’s Office can be subject to Assembly investigations.
  • General-Secretary elections will be held on July 2016, after Assembly Representative elections.
  • A General-Secretary election system will be created and announced before April.
  • The founder will no longer have a life-time term.
  • A General-Secretary’s term will be one year, starting August after the election.
  • The set term limit will be eight terms.

General-Secretary Langford has unavailable to comment on the proposed amendment.

“A life time term and no elections until the first founder is dead or resigns, will destroy DRCC. And due to recent international affairs it is a great example of how this is clearly faulty.”

-Henry Chester, Minister of Health and Transportation

A straw poll among the Representatives show, 5/8 support the new amendment and 3/8 are against or undecided. According to Appendix A (d), “Unanimous vote- All Assembly representatives must vote for a constitutional amendment to be added.

The bill is to be discussed next Saturday, more updates will be added.