Given by His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh
31 January 2014 XXXVII
My Fellow Molossians, Greetings.
It is the New Year, a time of renewal, and a time of reflection. As we look
ahead to the future, we also look back at the past and salute our
accomplishments and assess our setbacks. This past year was one of mixed
blessings, to be sure. We grew in international stature, as evidenced by
the Yahoo! media visit and our popularity on Reddit, and as evidenced by the
over 100 tourists that visited our fair nation. But we had shortfalls in
certain areas, and budget constraints limited our usually limitless projects
But, as this year draws to a close, it is now time to look eagerly forward
toward what is to come. Our nation continues to grow and prosper, with new
construction projects taking place, the promise of a busy tourist season in
the offing and of course scientific expeditions planned. We never let
setbacks stop us, but instead rely on our ingenuity and perseverance to help
us through difficulties and reward us with success. After all, the very
foundation of our nation is that ingenuity and the continuance of our
success as a country springs from that spirit of perseverance. Triumph over
adversity is the greatest reward and triumph we shall.
I call on all Molossians to renew their commitment to our nation. We are a
family, and together we can accomplish anything. Each day brings new
challenges and the promise of new rewards. These rewards are not always
tangible, not always profit or fame, but instead are more subtle. They can
be as simple as the sun shining on our flag as it waves in the desert wind.
They can be the feeling that one gets when you realize that in this one tiny
spot on this great big world we are doing something amazing by having our
own nation. They can be that we make a difference in people's lives, not
just our own, but the lives of others that have learned about and been inspired
by Molossia. Our nation is a shining star, a beacon, and we lead the way in
the world of small nations.
So let us look ahead to the future, for that future is ours. What we make
of it is up to us, and I know that we can do anything we put our minds to.
As always, I pledge to continue to lead you as best I can, to be your mentor
and your partner. I am not the nation, we all are. And together we shall
continue to build toward a great future for all Molossians.