Hudson River Fireside Chats Oct 14, 2017 10:11:16 GMT -5
Post by Andrew Michner on Oct 14, 2017 10:11:16 GMT -5
"Is everything set?" President Michner asked as communications technicians checked, re-checked and checked once more that the radios which were allayed in front of him were ready and operational; sitting at his desk on the top floor of Taylor Hall at West Point, he gathered his thoughts and the small bank of notes he had written over the past few weeks and hoped that the message he was about to transmit across the airwaves, the words he was about to speak, would reach the people of post-apocalyptic America, no matter where they may they be at across the landscape of the Republic.
Looking over, he smiled at his chief assistant, Nicholas Smith; since his arrival at the Gibralter-on-the-Hudson several months, they'd become good friends - well, as good a friends as one can be in this day and age, Michner mused as one of the technicians pointed towards him and said quietly, "Mr. President, in five, four, three....."
(Fireside Chat #1) My fellow Americans and to all of you listening across the Republic....Greetings to all of you.
It is with a sense of great circumstance and humble pride that I speak to you today from the grounds of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, the seat of the Republic; as I speak to you today, forces of the United States, Russia and our allies have begun the Great Reclamation, an effort to restore the United States of America to its' place as one of the great nations of the Earth. It is an effort of the utmost sincerity and effort, an effort to which former allies and adversaries have come together in a spirit of respect, and effort which reminds us of the words inscribed and known by heart to anyone who has ever been in the service of America....
While these words are known by heart to those of us fortunate enough to have served, they are also words with which we strive and seek to re-establish the bonds of republicanism, independence, peace and commerce, not just amongst ourselves but also between the peoples of this world. With the devout beneficence of nature's God and the blessings that He has given us in recent months, we shall do precisely that. Recently I had the humble pleasure to greet and converse with the leaders of the Mohawk, Algonquin and Iroquois Nations, Indigenous Americans with a history as broad and honorable as that of our sovereign nation and those of our allies...over the past four years, these Nations have been some of our staunchest and steadfastest of allies, trading and assisting the Republic at times of our greatest peril. It is therefore, with the guidance and council of legal experts here at West Point, that I extend the full legality and representation of American citizenship to the Mohawk, Iroquois and Algonquin Nations; no more will you endure the insults and ignominies of the past few centuries but we welcome you as citizens of this great Republic.
To the men and women of the City-State of Detroit: I welcome you back into the Republic; although your great city, once the Arsenal of Democracy, has fallen on the hardest of times, you have kept the faith and preserved a sliver of what once made America, in the words of John F. Kennedy, a Shining City On A Hill, a beacon to the world of what a free people can do. We know the road ahead is filled with struggle and with troubles both known and unknown but I believe that we will adapt, we will improvise and we will overcome all that is ahead of us.
Finally, to all those who may be listening, may be wondering what I am taking about, know this: the United States seeks no hostility, no blood and treasure from all who are listening to my words today....but we and our allies will reclaim this land for the Republic and to quote the words of Marine Major General Oliver Reynolds prior to the entry of U.S. forces into Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11th, "America can be either your most honorable of friends or your most vicious of enemies; choose your decision wisely."
God bless you...and God bless the United States of America and our Allies. - Andrew L. Michner, President of the United States.