My fellow Atlasians,
I am honoured to have just taken the oath of office. The privilege you have given and the trust you have placed in me is something I hold deeply to my heart.
I want to thank President Tmth, Vice President Dallas and the Cabinet for their service and for their assistance during this very brief transition.
This country is dealing with a number of very difficult challenges, an economy that is weaker than it should be, a lack of engagement with the wider world, a disengaged population and a Government that works better for you.
I have outlined a range of measures to help renew our economy. We will cut wasteful spending, we will make sure that subsides do not end up boosting profits but we will also do so while protecting our economy from a double-dip recession. Some difficult decisions need to be made, but once we have endured the difficult night, a new dawn will await us.
I want to speak to the wider world now, Atlasia has been on odd player on the world stage, but I say this to you all now. Atlasia is ready to take its place among the community of nations. We will be a messenger of good will and an advocate for our values. We are dealing with deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, this administration will lay the groundwork to see our exit from those conflicts.
Many on my side of politics have a great unease when it comes to the advocacy of certain political values. But imposition and advocacy are clear different things. I will never waver in defending those who want to guarantee what all Atlasians believe are our most precious rights, most important of all, the right of self-determination. But we cannot impose the values of liberal democracy on anyone without consequences.
Many forget the often bloody and fraught evolution that our Democracies undertook to get where we are today. Many look on the Arab Spring with cautious optimism, but often that optimism is conditional. We cannot deny those who want democracy the same processes that ours have had.
But now, the role of Atlasia I believe is to support and advocate, not to impose through military might, but I assure our friends and allies that if called upon in the defense of those values, Atlasia will be there.
I have established the Presidential Game Reform Panel. The purpose of this Panel is to explore, in a holistic fashion, almost all systems of Atlasian government and governance to see where changes can be made to help make this country work better. I also will create a specific domestic policy committee which will be Chaired by the Vice President, is it just one way in which I want to expand the role of the Vice Presidency in a truly meaningful way.
So ladies and gentlemen, the work we have to do together is great, but equally we are granted, through that work, great opportunities. This is not something that can be guided by one person, in order to renew our country, every single man and woman in this country has a role to play.
I believe we are ready for that challenge.
Thank you and may Dave bless Atlasia.