Ave, Sandum Citizens!
Each spring, it seems as if some lose interest in the Sandum nation. Indeed, at several times, others have come and gone from Sandus to restore independence to their nations that one has voluntarily joined with Sandus. This should not be the case, as we are trying to build a stable State and all citizens can ascribe to this.. Perhaps there is a sentiment that the Office of the Sôgmô decrees what is Sandum, assuming complete and total tyranny. But that is not the case.
It isn’t the case, because this Office has attempted in the past to make citizens active in the running of our government. Not only this, but we receive – and accept nearly all but a fraction of – petitions from citizens. We have devolved power to the CCPS Congress, which serves as our present advising body. Not only this, but this Office is elected as well – even with a petition section available there.
There is clearly a system for citizens to become involved by. But why don’t they? I have, in the past, opened up Sandus to their cultural expression – as the liberty of conscience and expression is enshrined in our foremost law – and many citizens thereby expressed themselves. However, it seems that those days will forever wane in late-Winter.
Therefore, this Office of the Sôgmô will seek to change this trend of non-commitment to their country. This nation we have – not unlike any other – is sacred, but our sacredness is magnified thousands of times due to our size and yet how we will fill the massive voids that other small nations even larger than us will fail to fill. As Henry V considered in the play by William Shakespeare, kings are not sacred by god, but by ceremony: all that is sacred is sacred in our mind, so too do we believe in the sincere gravity of our nation.
It is the path we are on, as a nation, that alone should warrant all citizens’ involvement. If we are on the path of nation-building, if we are on the path to Socialism, if we are on the path to independence – political or cultural – than this alone should warrant our citizens’ involvement. We must accept this and create our own ceremony of thought and, then, that should lead us to consider what you can do.
Even for those whose support for the nation is not waning, we must all consider what we can do. This Office has done its part; now it is the citizens’. Therefore, in sum, each citizen should consider a project that would interest them and do it in the name of our nation.
Contact the Sôgmô to enlist your project so that we can keep everyone active and working on their projects.
And thus begins the «Quetete ce-quo ti puveis fari!»,
(“Consider what you can do!”)
— Sôgmô Sörgel.