Aldranette IV - Nouvelle Liberté Colony
Villore Accords Vessel Pugatio en route to Nouvelle Liberté Space Port
Julianus Soter stands on the wing blade of the Federation Navy Comet class vessel, Pugatio, as it is docked in the hangar of the Nouvelle Liberté spaceport. The hangar deck is crowded with militia personnel and common citizens from across the surface of the planet as he addresses the public, and several camera drones floating about capturing the images in real time for all of the frontier.
Fellow citizens of the Federation. It has been too long since I have visited your worlds here in Aldranette. In the last tidal wave of Caldari aggression, this system was taken six months ago. But this month, we have come back to make sure that every citizen is safe and free. And here we shall stand. And here we shall remain. We stay to fight for and uphold those sacred values that are more dear to us than any god, or any amount of money, or any other thing in this universe.
The Caldari State and their State Protectorate militia supporters have trampled on the freedoms of our border districts, our planets, our colonies, and our people, for far too long. Every atrocity they have inflicted, every injustice they have carried out if merely the symptom of their depraved and corrupt philosophy that life, and human dignity, has no worth in this cluster, beyond the labor and the sweat and the blood that person can yield.
The Federation stands for something greater. Something better. The Federation stands for the ideal that every human life has meaning, and should be treated equally, as the opportunity for the advancement of our species lies within all of us. That is what is at stake. If we are to falter now, we risk endangering the progress of the past thousand years. We risk backsliding into the recesses of history, into the kleptocratic ways of the State or the pseudo-feudalistic ways of the Empire.
That is why this election, above all others, is so important. It is an opportunity to chart a new course for all our peoples, Intaki, Mannar, Jin-Mei, Gallente, Minmatar, and all others within our borders, to the future. We have a chance to take our vast economic and social might, and make something that shall last for the next thousand years.
We are beset on all sides by doubt, by chaos, by disruption, and by uncertainty. We see the Triglavian Collective, with its alien language and ways, and their violence inflicted upon our people. We see the Caldari State and Amarr Empire throwing aside all pretense and inflicting grave injustices on free peoples of New Eden. We see the CONCORD Assembly and Inner Circle, with their Cryptocrats hiding away the knowledge of the Triglavians, the Drifters and the Jove Empire, attempting to cover up their own crimes while taxing and directing us to do their bidding.
It is in times like these, that I invite all candidates of the Federation Presidential Election to come here, to Nouvelle Liberté, Aldranette Four, and discuss these topics. I invite all concerned citizens of the Federation to bring their questions and their worries to me and my fellow candidates.
Any candidate that truly intends to speak for all Federation citizens, must answer these questions, and alleviate the public’s concerns. More now than ever before, we are in a time of crisis. We need answers. We need truth. We need honesty.
We are preparing the facilities here as we speak. I await the Candidate’s reply. The Aldranette Federal Security Conference shall take place this weekend, February First, 20:00 standard time. Let us see what comes of it.
For the good of the Federation. For the People. For freedom and all our futures.