The article spreads the news of Assan Kieren's plans to issue a referendum for separating Terra from the UEE because the Earth is increasingly disconnected from the realities of today which is causing political and social instability in all systems.
|“|| A political rally for the re-election of New Benzi mayor, Nadir Padwani, the Terran Governor unveiled a stunning new proposition. Dusk was just beginning to settle and the fundraiser was making some serious progress when Assan Kieren stepped up to the podium. Little did everyone know, he was about to drop a bombshell.
At approximately 5:15 local time, Assan Kieren unveiled plans to issue a referendum to the people of Terra and the neighboring systems to seek separation from the Imperator and the UEE.
“The Imperator lives in an era where alien civilizations are something to be feared. Those of us who live here, where the Banu and Xi’An are neighbors, where we see them every day, we know that they are not the enemy. They are people, like us, their culture may be different, their motivations may be different, but they are just trying to live, live in safety. The Imperator is happy to keep them at a distance through the sights of weapons, but I don’t believe we can continue on this path. As Carson once said, “If you live anticipating a war, sooner or later, you shall have one.” In short, I believe that Earth is increasingly disconnected from the realities of today that it is causing political and social instability in all systems. This is not a call to arms or invitation for conflict. All I’m asking is to open a dialogue.”
Needless to say, not many people were talking about the mayor’s re-election after that… [CONTINUED}
–Viola Filler, Terra Gazette, March 12, 2638