[!] Following the civil unrest in the Imperial capital, agitated legislators from various different parties in the Imperial Parliament convened. They quickly issued a missive to all residents of the Empire.
THE UNITED FEDERALIST PARTY
12th of Sigismund’s End, 1701
Following the 1701 Carolustadt By-Election, reactionary political demagogues established a cabal designed to undercut the grand legislative achievements of the Great Council of the Exalted Godfrey. The so-called Imperial Preservation Party stands to compromise the integrity of our public elections, instituted by His Imperial Majesty, Aurelius I. They stand to undermine the integrity of our legislative process, designed for the well-being of the Imperial constituency. They advocate for reviving abhorrently outdated ways of life, which we have long since abandoned due to their draconian nature. This, to us, is unacceptable.
To maintain a legislature for the people, and by the people, numerous minority political parties have vowed to dissolve and formulate a single political merger, in order to combat this common enemy. The United Federalist Party shall uphold the values so graciously gifted to us by the Imperial Crown, such as the right to popular and fair representation in the Imperial legislature. For this reason, a bipartisan effort has been made to rebel against our new, common enemy, by any means necessary. We will work with those across the aisle in Parliament, but will always combat the despotic nature of the reactionary aristocratic traditionalists, otherwise known as R.A.Ts. They are political opportunists, incapable of representing the will of the peasantry class.
THE UNITED FEDERALIST PARTY PLATFORM
A strong belief in central powers of government.
Bipartisanship and cooperation between heads of state and parliament.
Opposition to Reactionary Aristocratic Traditionalism (R.A.T.s)
Free-market capitalism as the fundamental system of growth and progression in the economy.
Uphold Canonism as the culturally unifying component of our society.
Education of the masses with a heavy emphasis on the sciences, the arts, and calculus.
The right for all eligible citizens of the empire to vote in elections.
Restructuring and consistent growth of culture, through public services and subsidies.
The regeneration of economic prosperity across socioeconomic classes.
Providing employment to any hard-working man or woman of the Empire who strives for one.
Expand diplomatic relations within our foreign policy.
Protecting the integrity of our elections.
Strengthening immigration security.
Recognize the Imperial Crown as the sole arbiter of political turmoil.
Already holding numerous seats in Parliament, we will strive to compose a reliable base before the next election cycle -- but we require the help of you, the average citizen. We are a party composed of the worker, a party composed of the soldier, the doctor, the bartender, the banker, the clergy, and the administrator. We are a party of the people, and to the people, we make three promises;
The United Federalist Party promises to. . .
FIGHT to preserve your right to have a representative in the Imperial government.
STRIVE to institute a newly functioning economy, in which meritocracy and capitalism can thrive.
DEFEND our Empire against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
And those are promises you can count on.
In the near future, the UFP will release additional information, pertaining to the election of the newfound party’s leadership. We ask for your participation in local events leading up to future elections, to express your support for our Imperial values. We hope that all citizens of the Empire can embrace an optimistic outlook on the political climate going forward. As this notice concludes, we encourage you to advocate for your beliefs in the Imperial legislature, as is your right.
GOD bless the Empire, and remember. . .
DON’T FEED THE RATS