Sôgmô publishes the Philia Plan

The Sôgmô has published the Philia Plan for the Major Societal Shift, detailing the plan of the Office of the Sôgmô to prepare the State of Sandus for þess departure for foreign PhD. programs in ancient history. The plan seeks to reduce the activity which það executes as result of constitutional obligations, while increasing the means by which governmental power can be exercised in the State of Sandus. It is the Sôgmô’s attempt to avert a constitutional breakdown of power, þess abdication, and the dissolution of the Sandum State.

The plan has now been sent to the Council of the State of Sandus for ratification of its seven provisions. Below is a provision-by-provision explanation of the plan.

  1. Vision for Sandum Society: The Sôgmô has made the case that Sandum national interests must be considered, while embracing the national diversity of the State of Sandus. More work must be done in terms of advancing Sandum culture and Sandum philosophy.
  2. the Gens System: In addition to provinces, a new administrative division will be created by gens, or administrative groups of families. Three different membership types — sanguine, familiar, and regional — have been established based on the different relationships with the overall gensGentes will elect a parensfamilias in their þings. The parentes will represent their gens to the Senate, whose parliaments will be convoked by the Sôgmô when needed.
  3. Simplification of the Anthropological Polity: The emphasis on governance will lessen and the role of the State will be more for cultural and philosophical development. Rather than necessarily see Sandus as a state which must meet the obligations of a nation-state, Sandus will instead be viewed as a micronation: a state with the anthropological characteristics of a tribe. Emphasis will be on Sandum culture and on the interdisciplinary view of Realism.
  4. Relaxing Activation Energy — or, the Decentralisation of Sagamorial Functions: This extended provision with its five sub-provisions establishes specific changes to the nature of the Sandum State to reduce the burden of activity on the Office of the Sôgmô.
    1. Scribe: a scribe position will be added to the Central People’s Government in order to fulfil the Sôgmô’s journalist and annalist functions
    2. Devolving Provincial Government — the role of Curiae and Praetors: provinces will now have a curia, a provincial assembly to make consultations for provincial policies, and a praetor, an official like the Sôgmô and the Facilitator on the provincial level
    3. Establishing new ministries — the Gendarmerie and Diplomatic Affairs: the first two Sandum ministries will be established in the Gendarmerie, a paramilitary force responsible for policing and security functions, and the Ministry of Diplomatic Affairs, Sandus’s first foreign ministry
    4. Affirming the Independence of the Facilitator and the Secretary
    5. Imperium — the Realist principle on the exercise of power: despite the many new institutions formed, they will be used in a way to devolve power from the Sôgmô and they will be used as needed without an expectation of constant activity; imperium will be explained in another Realist treatise
  5. the Ultimate Question: The Sôgmô has reaffirmed the principle of popular sovereignty, saying that það would abdicate if það should fail “in the constitutional and legitimate exercise of [þess] duties” as a result of a failed annual election.
  6. for a New, Coherent Citizen Law: The Sôgmô affirmed the effort by Facilitator Bee Rodgers Albina’s caucus to write a comprehensive citizenship law responding to citizenship concerns from citizens and the party membership concern from the November 2015 Party Congress.
  7. the Sôgmô’s Constitution Project: The Sôgmô will work with civis Akhil Indurti to create an interactive infographic of the Sandum constitution to be used as an educational tool for all Sandum citizens.

The Council will now discuss the plan and will ratify the plan provision-by-provision.

The entire plan can be found here.

Kremlum Sandus will not change clocks, Sôgmô announces

The Sôgmô has announced that Kremlum Sandus will not take part in daylight savings time, instead remaining perpetually five hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The move comes the day Sandus’s neighbouring state, the United States’ State of Maryland, has begun its own daylight savings time, moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Due to the Gradient-Sovereign Condominium Theory, the decision effectively makes two operative time zones on the entire territory of the State of Sandus, though it only applies to Kremlum Sandus Province — the only territorial Sandum province. The theory recognises that the territory of Sandus exists as a gradient in terms of loci of sovereignty, which become less effective in extent of space, and as a condominium shared between the State of Sandus and the United States of America. Since the Sôgmô’s decision affects the administration of the State of Sandus, it can be effectively said that Sandus inhabits — during the Summer months — two time zones: UTC-5 or EST and UTC-4 or EDT.

The decision comes ahead of the official transition to the Summer months in Sandus, a significant time conceived as an annual period of independence and of affirmation of Sandum sovereignty. From 2011 to 2012, the Summer months became increasingly defined in Sandum culture as times of diplomacy and of independence while the Winter months became defined as times of isolation and of peaceful national construction. This division of the annual cycle was based off of Roman festivals: in Sandus, the period of openness and diplomacy are between the Festival of Fortuna Publica (5 April) and the Armilustrium (19 October), while the Romans had a half-month longer time period from the Quinquatria (19 March) to the Armilustrium (19 October); the opposite times, the Winter months, are times of peace. This Sandum view of the wheel of the year does not reflect the Roman view towards war and peace but, since there are no armed forces in Sandus, towards diplomacy and isolationism — though similar associations with aggression and peace are still applied in the Sandum context. The decision to keep EST throughout the entire duration of the year reflects, in many ways, the view towards independence and Sandum sovereignty during these critical months.

At the time this article was published on 13 March, for example, it was 22:15 in Kremlum Sandus (EST/UTC-5) and 23:15 in the United States (EDT/UTC-4).

2015 Party Congress adjourns past Midnight SLT

Immediately at 22:00 EST (GMT-5), Comrade Gaius Soergel Publicola openned the 2015 CPS Party Congress, citing that the Party Secretary had passed to him the authority to chair the State of Sandus’s single most important political event. Those citizens in attendance sung the Internationale and were greeted by the incumbent Party Secretary Adam von Friedeck. Privately and publicly, nearly all citizens spoke of their commitment to the Party and to the Sandum Nation, having been filled with national and civic pride.

Next, for half an hour, the assembled citizens listened and read the S8gm8’s Report on the 2015 Economic Goal, which concludes at the end of the Sancta Year MMXV (29 February 2016). Some asked questions pertaining to the Report, such as the definition of a cultural economy – a key feature of the Report’s proposals, and the Party Secretary’s Report followed that of the S8gm8.

Comrades, whether Sandum citizens or foreign observers, I once again extend to you on behalf of the Citizens’ Party of Sandus solidarity and warm greetings. I am grateful for your attendance and participation in the 2015 Party Congress, the first over which I preside.

In my first year as Secretary, the Party has continued to be the vanguard and beacon of an ever-revolutionary Sandus. The Sôgmô serves diligently, and the Council guides well the People’s State, but the Citizens’ Party, too, has done its utmost to strengthen the Sandum nation in ways that only a revolutionary party of workers and intellectuals of diverse backgrounds can do. After all, we are the ones who have built this state; it is ours to master and own, and the Citizens’ Party of Sandus is the body responsible for exemplifying the philosophical foundations of our socialist state.

When I was elected Party Secretary, I declared that the Party would be guided in that term by my Four Points for Progress. These influenced the Party’s actions not by providing a strict plan for the year, but by forming the basis of dynamic goals aiming to positively change the nature of Sandum society, as is the duty of any revolutionary vanguard. The goals of holding the Sôgmô accountable to the people and improving Sandum pluralism were particularly evident in the work of the Party.

The Party has worked closely with the Sôgmô throughout the year to make the voice of the citizens heard in all governmental activities. I have met often with him in my capacity as Secretary to review his office’s actions and give advice on matters of interest to the Sovereign People. Most notably, the Office of the Sôgmô and the Citizens’ Party have collaborated on the clarification and enactment of the 2015 Economic Goal. The Party was able to guarantee that the programs initiated by the Sôgmô were truly socialist: benefiting the collective interest of our people and ultimately controlled by them, as well. The Party provided guidance on the organization of cooperatives, monetary systems, potential products, and the involvement of citizens in the economy, all with the goal of making the system work for the Sandum people.

The Party has also been productive in protecting and expanding Sandum pluralism. Early in the year, I called for a greater representation of Christian culture in Sandus, so as to be consistent with the Sancta politic, which emphasizes the diversity of influences on our state. Two-thirds of Sandum citizens affiliate with Christendom, so it only made sense that the majority religion of our nation be represented in our official culture. Because of this effort, the Collegium Sacerdotum observed Easter for the very first time, and Christian philosophy became further manifest in Sandum culture. This is just one victory for Sancta in our society, however, and I vow to initiate similar efforts to ensure the full representation of the religions, philosophies, cultures, and ideas of all our citizens in national life, for Sandus is made of what each of us brings to it.

The Citizens’ Party of Sandus is firmly committed to the socialist ideals that hold the nation together, expressed through democracy, art, religion, economic growth, and acknowledgment of our diversity. The last year has seen success in these areas, and the next will certainly bring more.

Moving forward, let us keep in our minds the threefold Sandum philosophy: socialism, that we may be equal; Buddhism, that we may seek to relieve all suffering; and Sancta, that we may employ our differences in a way that unifies the nation.

I thank you all.

Next was the election of the Party Secretary, the highest established office of the Citizens’ Party of Sandus. There was only one candidate, the incumbent Adam von Friedeck, who was elected unanimously.

Finally, the Party Congress turned to the specific proposals presented by those present at the Congress. All proposals came from the S8gm8 Gaius Soergel Publicola. Half of them pertained to the Party itself, while two others pertained to activity and civil cohesion and the last pertained to the cultural economy.

  1. Differentiation between Citizens and Party Members; Establishment of Party Membership
  2. Transformation of the Party into a Specialised Bureaucracy
  3. Development of a Party Constitution and a Party Platform
  4. Formation of a schedule of semi-monthly Initiatives for projects and activities
  5. Formation of periodic Symposia for citizens to discuss politics, society, and culture and to encourage activity
  6. Authorisation of the Party and the Central People’s Government to transform the economy into a cultural economic mode of production

The results of these sections were, in some cases, combined and dealt with as one. 

For 1 and 2, the Party decided to establish a class of Party Members who shall perform duties outside of the Congress. They shall have to meet the criteria of: being a citizen for at least six months, agreeing with the Party Platform, and having been voted into membership. In this proposal, the Party will formulate public policy, the Council will ratify (or not ratify) the proposal, and the S8gm8 – and, in some specific cases, the Party too – will enact the public policy. However, the schema of public policy does not undermine the right of individual citizens or of the S8gm8 to propose public policy in the Council.

For 3, the Party decided to establish a comittee for the drafting of a Party Platform, which shall be completed in the next few weeks and made general to encompass a large amount of diverse political opinions, and of a Party Constitution, which shall be drafted as a complement to the State of Sandus’s Founding Law. A 2016 CPS Party Congress held in April exclusively for the ratification of the Constitution.

For 4 and 5, the Party decided to establish a system of three events – ludi or games, projects, and symposia – to be held semi-monthly and organised jointly between the Party and the S8gm8, and possibly even the Collegium Sacerdotum.

For 6, the Party decided to authorise the Party and the Central People’s Government to work on transforming the Sandum economy into a cultural economic mode of production.

The 2015 Citizens’ Party of Sandus Party Congress concluded at 00:20 on 8 November 2015, 20 minutes passed midnight in Kremlum Sandus Province, lasting 2 hours and 20 minutes. Party Secretary Adam von Friedeck completed his first term as Secretary of the Party by adjourning the Party Congress, and immediately assumed his new term for the Party’s administrative year 2016.

Immediately following, Comrade Charlotte Lindstrom of the Zealandian Greens presented a speech

The Party Conference will follow the Congress today, 8 November, at 17:00 Sandum Local Time (GMT-5), and will be chaired by Party Secretary Adam von Friedeck.

This Party Congress marks the Fifth Party Congress of the Citizens’ Party of Sandus. It was during the Fourth Party Congress in 2014 which changed the Party’s name from the Citizens’ Communist Party of Sandus to the Citizens’ Party of Sandus, removing references to Communism and Marxism-Leninism in favour of Socialism. The Party Congress planned for November 2013 was cancelled amid a national citizenship crisis, and was replaced with the First Party Conference. The Third Party Congress was held in November 2012 and the Second Party Congress was held in April 2012. The First Party Congress was held in November 2011 and resulted in the integration of the Party into the State structure of the State of Sandus, ratified at national elections in December of that year.

Sandus has had two Party Conferences, in 2013 and 2014, and a third is planned for this evening. Party Conferences differ from Party Congresses in their audience: Conferences are open to international participation, while the Congresses are reserved only for Sandum citizens. Party Congresses serve a public policy purpose, as well, drawing up public policy initiatives for the State of Sandus to be approved either in the Council or in National Elections held on the Winter Solstice, while the Conference is intended to encourage intermicronational discussion on matters involving public policy.

Sôgmô issues new Decree on Citizenship

The Sôgmô has issued a new decree on citizenship meant to “clarify” issues surrounding the Act on Citizenship of Martio MMXII and new realities in Sandus more than two years after that ground-breaking law was enacted.

Read the decree here.

The new decree focuses on peregrae citizens and clarifies their position and exactly who counts for peregrae citizenship. The changes come after many months of historical research on peregrini in the Roman Empire and on il popolani in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. The Sôgmô’s recent private trip to Italy has left its mark in this new decree, following both the enlargement of the status of who is to be considered a peregro and the establishment of a system of ‘communes’ in Sandus similar to the communes of Italian cities that formed in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The decree also divorces the rights of representation in the Party and of suffrage, meaning that socilivae sine suffragio such as those in the new socivilanço of Überstadt can be represented by the Party during its annual congress while socilivae from Überstadt do not have the right to vote in the annual Winter Solstice referenda. The final articles of the decree reference the Kremlum Sandus State College specifically, calling for the process by which peregrae become civilae by completing the civila certificate to be streamlined. The last article, finally, calls for sociopolitical experiments into the democratic commune system and into worker’s democracy in Sandus in order to prepare Sandus for the growth of republicanism in the State.

Below is the text of the decree.

By the Authority invested in the Sôgmô of the State of Sandus:

Decree clarifying the status of peregrae, development of provinces, and socilivae sine suffragio

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that peregrae shall be considered non-civilo residents of the State of Sandus and its environs who (1) are interested in seeking full-citizenship (civilanço), (2) know of the State of Sandus and wish to take part in its work, and/or (3) is recognised by the Sôgmô as otherwise falling under the concept of a peregrinus or of the popolani.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that peregrae shall continue to enjoy the present rights of the Founding Law and may be represented by the Party as quasi-citizens.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that peregrae must have no other micronational allegiances: their allegiance must be to Sandus, in continuation of the ban on dual-citizenship.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that citizens of a certain provincial designation may join together to form a local administrative government known as a commune, which shall not supersede the authority of the Central People’s Government and shall instead be seen as the local government of an association or city.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that all citizens (peregrae, socilivae sine suffragio, socilivae cum suffragio, and civilae) may be represented by the Party and shall enjoy equal votes under the principle of one vote per person in the CCPS Party Congresses; suffrage in the national elections for the Sôgmô is still restricted to civilae, but representation in the CCPS Party Congress is divorced from suffrage.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that the Central People’s Government shall encourage peregrae to become civilae by encouraging a civila certificate from Kremlum Sandus State College and shall encourage socivilae sine suffragio to complete charity taxes.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that Kremlum Sandus State College shall streamline the process for achieving a civila certificate by the introduction of a central form for new students that will be included in the season CEN01 form hand-out and given when an individual becomes a recognised peregro; the State College shall also explain what is involved in a civila degree and reduce the amount of credits needed to 10 and lower the amount of credits for CIV100 to three.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that, in order to prepare the State for the growth of republicanism and the introduction of democracy into our State, a commune out to be fostered between peregrae and a worker’s democracy ought to be established in a new crafts cooperative to be promulgated by the Office of the Sôgmô through a regular IN01 form.

Sandum Cultural Authority Promulgated

The Logo of the Sandum Cultural Authority

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

By the events of yesterday’s CCPS Party Congress and with this proclamation, the Office of the Sôgmô promulgates the Sandum Cultural Authority.

Therefore, the Sandum Cultural Authority shall be a wholly and directly democratic body of all Sandum citizens and the Authority shall define what is the Sandum main culture. By effect, the Cultural Authority shall also define what is participatory of “sub-cultures” in the State. Members shall include Sandum citizens, citizens of defined “culturally-linked” states, and members of cooperatives; however, only Sandum citizens shall be voting members. The Sôgmô, following in the spirit of the Founding Law and by his virtue of position as the fount of honour, shall become the Speaker of the Chamber of the Authority.

Topics shall be addressed, discussed, then motioned, and finally voted on; the Sôgmô must assent each measure passed by the Chamber before they become official. The Authority shall also become important in the cultural projects of Sandum citizens and cooperatives.

Members of the Authority must remain polite and avoid arguments during discussion. Members must also address the Speaker or the State of Sandus and thereby speak in either first or third person.

The dates of sessions of the Chamber shall be determined upon each preceding meeting or by the request of the Sôgmô; at least one session each month is recommended. Sessions can commence at any time the Sôgmô decrees it and a notable amount of Sandum citizens are present.

— Sôgmô Sörgel.

Beginning of the Philia Fortnight

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

With the Philia Policy’s focus on Libera’s self-advancement in culture, it will become necessary to begin a way in which Sandum citizens can express what they have done to perform Libera. Following the Policy, the Office of the Sôgmô shall publish the works of cultural expression citizens have created: art, literature, music, et cetera. Each fortnight, starting on the Gregorian Sunday the 30th of September, will publish what Sandum citizens have done to express themselves and their culture. Each fortnightly report will focus on the eight aspects of culture: Attitudes; Beliefs; Customs; Traditions; Art; Clothing; Food; Language; and, finally, the Social Achievements of a people.

Focus shall be placed on art as the easiest aspect to create, but work will also be done to express Sandum foods, clothing, and language — as well as the social achievements Sandus has made. Attitudes, beliefs, customs, and traditions will be more difficult to report, but each custom and tradition will be done as it happens — such as the Armilustrium. Attitudes will be reported where necessary and beliefs will often accompany these attitudes, as well as traditions and customs, so as to justify them.

In order for this report on Sandum culture to begin well, Sandum citizens are especially urged to present to the Office of the Sôgmô at least one cultural work they have completed before the publication of the first Philia Fortnight. The issue of confidentiality has been raised by one citizen and, yes, if you wish your work to be present confidentially, it will be. However, we would still appreciate each and every citizen fulfils their duty. This process is, in effect, similar to the role of Chinese bureaucrats in the Chinese Empire where scholar gentry were not only expected to fulfil their work but, in their time off, create works of art for the benefit of the collective society. Though no system of bureaucracy exists in Sandus yet, it is with each citizen fulfilling their cultural duty that more and more obligations may be given to Sandum citizens so as to create an increasingly democratic and merited government and bureaucracy.

Philia Fortnight reports will be published fortnightly from Sunday 30 September to the closest fortnightly Sunday before le Secessio in February. A short recess shall then exist from after le Secessio until after the Regifugia Sancta New Year. Following the Spring Equinox, the Philia Fortnight may continue from late March to late May, ending before Independence Day.

Be creative, Sandum Citizens! Let’s fulfil the Philia Policy’s cultural advancement!

— Sôgmô Sörgel.

Sôgmô sets up Sandum Style & Language Authority

The Logo of the Sandum Style & Language Authority.

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

Within Sandus, publishing and writing are one of our prides. Most recently, the State was noticed for its role in writing and publishing styles by the President of the Appalachian Federation. This is true of much of Sandus and Veritum whose articles known for its symbolic titles and specific style of writing and language.

In order to preserve, advance, and refine the language and style of language within the State of Sandus, the Office of the Sôgmô has promulgated the Sandum Style & Language Authority. With roles such as those of l’Académie française or Office québécois de la langue française and other formal language regulating bodies, the State of Sandus with its English and Sancta languages assume new roles in the constructed culture of the State and of the Sovereign People.

The promulgation of the Authority takes place roughly one month before policy projections shall return in mid-September to the State in preparation for the return of Winter, which is in turn a month before the XIX Octobro (19 October) Armilustrium when isolation goes into effect under the Act on Foreign Affairs of Martio MMXII. Over the next few months, working on the Gregorian weekends, the Office of the Sôgmô shall work to compile, archive, and publish the formal styles of the Sandum writing language. Emphasis shall be placed on the common “Sandum-isms”, such as Sovereign People instead of Sandum People or simply People; the Central People’s Government instead of simply the Government; why Sovereign PeopleCentral People’s Governmentthe Office, and the State are always capitalised; et cetera. However, time shall be taken to address the less-known styles of Sandus: writing in British English, rather than American English; addressing the difference between a hotel and an hotel; the importance of the Queen’s and Lethler’s English in Sandum writing style.

The Authority will help to address the differences in Sandum style and the style of most other English speakers. It will also be an opportunity for continuous expansion in the English language and in the Sancta cultural language of the State, as well as immediate expansion in English for the return of the Winter months.

Possible other uses for the Authority include contests, such as poetry and writing  contests. Working with the Collegio Sacerdae, the Authority may also co-sponsor common and regulated prayers in English, Latin, and Sancta to be created for rites and festivals of the Collegio Sacerdae. Along with the Citizens’ Communist Party, the Authority may be able to construct a revolutionary style of investment into the success of the State of the Sovereign People.

— Sôgmô Sörgel.

Sôgmô elevates Sôgmô & Party Flag

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

Under my direction as Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus, acting thereby as the font of honour within our State, I hereby elevate the Sôgmô’s personal flag and the Citizens’ Communist Party flag to be just under the State Flag. All other flags shall be on the next lower level.

This illustration shall help:

The Flags’ precedence should they be flown together. Note that the State Flag is always the highest and most elevated and the Sôgmô’s Flag and the CCPS’s Flag take the next tier. The third and last level is for any other flag.

Furthermore, this Office will work to create a flag to better represent the Collegio Sacerdae.

— Sôgmô Sörgel.

Cultural Movement in Sextilo

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

Under my authority as Sôgmô, over the next month we shall observe our culture and the ways of our people. We shall listen to the music which are the cultural expression of our State and observe their sentiments. We shall analyse art that identifies with our State; we shall read literature that is synonymous with Sandus’ ways and culture. We shall mark our analysis in a Codex constructed to publish the culture, to analyse the philosophy, and to be the very embodiment of our State.

These things shall be done not only to remember our roots but also to prepare the State for the coming crisis, so to speak, when Sandus will no longer be tied to her territory in Central Maryland. This time will be one of transition for our State, which shall undoubtedly lose its home territory and gain another. However, the importance that this month intends to focus on is the Sandum culture and its expression by the Sandum people, which shall continue to live even after this “crisis” has begun.
Furthermore, as this is the last full month of the Summer Months, whereby our State is open to all, this shall take place to commemorate the end of Summer and the return to fully-dedicated and industrious work to the State. As according to the standing law on Foreign Affairs:

Article 3. This State recognises that from the period of XX to XXVII Septembrio, the State of
Sandus shall enter into a period of isolation and shall, no later than the Armilustrium, identify a
list of states the State shall continue to maintain communication with and that maintain the
State’s comprehensive guidelines decreed by the Sôgmô on Realism, professionalist decorum and
ethics, and political support for the State; as per the foreign affairs policy from September 2011.

Article 4. This State recognizes that the period of XX to XXVII Martio, the State of Sandus
shall leave a period of isolation and shall, no later than the Festival of Fortuna, re-open all
communication between Sandus and states which maintain Sandus’ basic guidelines decreed by
the Sôgmô on Realism and professionalist decorum and ethics;
as per the foreign affairs policy from Martio MMXII.

Article 5. This State recognizes that one-half of the year, from XX of the first month of Martio
and to XX of the seventh month of Septembro, shall be the Summer time of the State, following
in the tradition of our Native American and Mediterranean predecessors who waged wars and
opened their states during this time; this State recognizes that one-half of the year, from XX of the
seventh month of Septembro and to XX of the first month of Martio, shall be the Winter time of
the State, following the tradition of our Native American and Mediterranean predecessors who
did not wage wars and closed their states during this time.

Articles 3 through 5 from The Act on Foreign Affairs of Martio MMXII.

Already, as Sacra Flameno, I have begun reading the Iliad. I shall do what I can to encourage other cultural activities to prepare ourselves for the writing of this Codex, which shall be written during this crisis for the next few years. Our Economic Goal by 2015 stands firm; yet, now, this cultural goal to remember Sandum culture too shall remain firm as an oath to the State.

I encourage all Sandum citizens to observe this month, the last before the Winter Months of Isolation, to mark the culture of the Sandum State. This Office shall author periodical reports on the observances of this month.

— Sôgmô Sörgel.