Inauguration of the Prime Minister of Icholasen

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    Seal of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Icholasen

    A sunny July day in Saint Regina marked the Inaugural Celebrations. On Delegate's Hill flags were strung down from the Chambre des D?l?gu?s. Delphine Cormier was joined by her Deputy, Kelis and the former Prime Minister Laverne Cox. They all stood on a podium overlooking a crowd, and in front of the podium was a seemingly improvised stage. This was a celebration of Patriotism, Liberty and the release of Icholasen from Communism. Therefore, famous Nicoleizian singers sang the National Anthem of the entire Country, and the individual constituent nations.

    After the Concert, Prime Minister Cormier was required to make a speech. She stood up onto the higher podium, with the engraved Seal of the Prime Minister of Icholasen. She coughed, and prepared her notes, and then began.

    "My fellow citizens, I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank Prime Minister Laverne Cox for her service to our Nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation she has shown throughout this transition.

    Every so often, this oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, Icholasen has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we, the people, have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebearers and true to our founding documents. So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Nicoleizians.

    That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the Nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable, but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land, a nagging fear that Icholasen's decline is inevitable, that the next generation must lower its sights.

    Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious, and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, Icholasen?they will be met.

    On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and wornout dogmas that for far too long have strained our politics. We remain a young Nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit, to choose our better history, to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea passed on from generation to generation, the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

    In reaffirming the greatness of our Nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the fainthearted, for those who prefer leisure over work or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk takers, the doers, the makers of things, some celebrated, but more often people obscure in their labour who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

    Time and again, these people struggled and sacrificed and worked until their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw Icholasen as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions, greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction. This is the journey we continue today. Our workers are no less productive than when communism began in this country. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week, or last month, or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished, and our time of standing pat and protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions?that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking Icholasen.

    For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift. And we will act, not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost to the government. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do.

    This is the price and the promise of citizenship. This is the source of our confidences?the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny. This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed?why people and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration.
    Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United Kingdom of Icholasen."

    Then, Laverne passed on the Ceremonial Broach of the Office of Prime Minister, depicted the Mother Bird feeding her Children. The ceremony was over and the national anthem played once more, Delphine Cormier was greeted with Applause from the citizens that came out to see her. Additionally, Kelis, the Leader of the Milk Is Liberty and Freedom Party received a large round of applause too. Driven back in a suave car, Delphine arrived at the Prime Ministerial home, Hyland's House.

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