Monday, December 31, 2007

State of the Dominion Speech

As I think of the state of the Dominion of British West Florida, as we enter into the year of Our Lord two-thousand eight, I am reminded of the words of St Paul:

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Our Treasury is nearly empty, yet we manage to pay our Tribute to our Protectors;

Our Government Ministers are overburden by troubles at home and in public, yet we remain active;

Her Majesty refuses our petition, yet her Loyal Subjects we remain;

The ignorant accuse us of 'treason' yet we remain faithful, to both our local masters and the dream.

My Lords and my fellow Subject of the Crown in Right of West Florida, I tell you this day that the Dominion of British West Florida remains the brightest hope for the restoration of God and Crown governance in the world. We shall continue to be the voice of the People seeking that finest of Governments, lawful, constitutional, effective, active Monarchy.

We have before us a task that would crush lesser folks – but thanks be to God we are West Floridans!

I tell you that the dream is not forgotten, the goal is not changed, the efforts will not slacken. We shall, by the Grace of God continue in our efforts until we are again free, having God as our Source, the Queen as our Sovereign, and a Proper Parliament of Lords and Commons as our Voice.

We are known in the international community through the efforts of our own Rt. Hon. James Alcock, of the United Commonwealth Society. We are made known to the government of the Dominion Realm of Canada by the efforts of our own Rt. Hon. Alan Goudman, high commissioner to Her Majesty's Government in the Provence of Alberta. His Excellency Martin Papenheim serves the Dominion Government as our Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Our Landscape and Queen 'Cinderella' stamps have been moderately popular and have turned a modest profit over to Her Majesty's Treasury in the Dominion of British West Florida. The series will continue, and we shall seek other means to improve our financial position.

Our Flag now flies over the residence of the Earl of Rum in the Grand Duchy of Elsanore, our Embassy to the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates in the American Plains, the High Commission Office in Alberta, in the annual Easter Parade in Scarborough, in the Dominion of Canada, and our own Governor-General's mansion here in the Dominion.

We expect that our Red Ensign and of the Royal Union and the Star of the Dominion of British West Florida will this year be flown in the Caribbean, among more of our Sister Realms, and on the high seas by our new Ambassador of Goodwill, the Lord Imperaor of the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates. We also anticipate that it may well be carried proudly to the shores of Europe and the land of the Tsars.

The annual Opening of Parliament this year attracted foreign dignitaries, while our own members of parliament remained absent. We shall work to encourage greater participation in these public events in the coming year.

By God's Grace I shall again come before you in the future to report more of our successes.

God Save the Queen!

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