Here in The Imperial Congress, we believe that the community is at the heart of any region. The people, their interactions, and the soul of the region is, ultimately, what guides a region and its future.
The Imperial Congress supports an emphasis on community leaders over political and government leaders. Those who hold positions of power need to first and foremost by trendsetters for the community, constantly striving to do what's best for the region and community before their own petty political views. We believe this because, ultimately, true change in the region is not set by the government, but rather by the leaders of the community. They must always set the best example.
The Imperial Congress supports a number of community initiatives to help boost involvement and the continued development of the region. This includes, but not limited to:
An endotarting program, to increase engagement and interaction;
A regional border welcoming force, to provide the region with more stable retention and integration;
Frequent community events, such as game nights and other initiatives, to incentivize community engagement;
The establishment of a wider range of government opportunities for engagement.
The Imperial Congress believes in government integration programs to further help newcomers find their place in The Democratic Republic, so that newcomers don't simply fade into inactivity but become contributing, active, and interested members of the community.
The Imperial Congress is opposed to an individual-based electoral system and rather favors a party-based electoral system. An individual-based electoral system demands constant involvement from individuals as opposed to parties and often diminishes competition. Whereas, a more party-based electoral system promotes healthy competition and emphasizes parties.
The Imperial Congress supports a looser separation of powers, rather opting for something similar to our current system, where most executive positions may be held by legislators. This is to allow people to take a healthy role in several areas of the region.
The Imperial Congress believes in a strong executive to help strictly enforce the laws and conduct of the region so as to keep the community and its development in check.
The Imperial Congress advocates for a competitive and strictly managed Legislature to ensure mature conduct within debate and voting. Rules are important, thus a code of conduct must be established, or maintained if already existent.
The Imperial Congress believes in a strictly serious and mature judicial system, by implementing stricter requirements for cases, lawyers, and the usage of the Court channel.
The Imperial Congress is fundamentally against 'Executive Orders' as a power of the Consul, seeing it as an overstep of the powers of the executive into that of the legislative.
The Imperial Congress is opposed to the powers of the Founder, believing that only those who have earned their positions into power should hold them. The Founder holds no inherent right to a position of authority. Checks and balances maintain the stability of the government.
The Imperial Congress is strongly of the belief that maturity and strictly serious discourse should be constantly maintained in the Court and all judicial affairs surrounding it. As such, Court channels should not be accessible to the open public, but only to those under trial.
The Imperial Congress supports a strict interpretation of the Constitution and laws of the Republic. Members of the region should be punished according to the word of law, not emotionally-driven interpretations of it.
The Imperial Congress advocates for a stricter code of conduct for regional and governmental behavior. Not strict enough to inhibit community growth, but rather to promote a positive form of it.
The Imperial Congress is for an expansionist foreign policy, directed towards benefiting the Republic over any other regions.
The Imperial Congress supports establishing relations with new and influential regions, rather than small ones which lack real interregional influence.
The Imperial Congress is against building embassies with embassy collectors. Their embassies are worthless and lack any real value to the Republic.
The Imperial Congress is supportive of The Democratic Republic regularly taking part in R/D gameplay. This is to spread our reputation and our name across NationStates, allowing our community to expand and our region to develop on the foreign stage.
The Imperial Congress advocates for the establishment of an intelligence body to keep tabs on foreign regions which have been deemed threats to the Republic.