Executive Speech 240: Presidential Address to Congress
President Cincinnati Eleden gave this speech on September 5, 2007 to the American public on primetime television.
I've come here tonight in order to discuss the ever growing threat of corruption in this nation's government. I applaud the Democratic Majority and it's efforts to pass an agenda which works to provide every American with the opportunity to pursue the American dream. Unfortunately the vast majorities my party has in both branches of the Legislative Branch have caused me to worry about the large amount of power we now hold. A wise man once said 'Power corrupt, Absolute power corrupts absolutely.' With almost 2/3 majorities in both houses of Congress, the threat of corruption is spreading rapidly. I ask Congress to turn down the temptation of corruption and greed, Republicans and Democrats alike. The people of this nation elected us to lead, not to give in to greed.
The Democratic Majorities in the past have fallen into the trap of bribery and lobbying. However I expect more from the current members of the Legislative Branch. Each and every elected representative in the current Congress was given the responsibility to support the views of the people who voted them into power. Ask yourself, would the people of your state want you to accept bribes in exchange for votes? Did they poull the lever next to your name because they wanted you to cave to the pressure of corruption? Would they enjoy seeing you degrade and tarnish the name of democracy? Each and everyone of us is obligated to serve with ethics and morals. You have the choice, and I hope you'll make the right decision."