Fellow senators may I ask why we continue to pander to these, upstarts? Why must we remain hobbled by the treaties made by a president who was thinking with her pants rather than her brain? We have seen in their own remarks that the unity cares little for our way of life, their so called ‘Leader’ and the son of the same president might I add has the nerve to call us Barbaric, yet we continue to allow them to remain in orbit of Mars. Was it not their presence that caused the attack only two years ago?
The senate was quiet for a long moment before a women stood, her uniform was that of a member of the Terran Confederate Navy and she glanced at the speaker for a moment.
“The Floor recongizes Marshal Mehndi Nader”
The women gave another nod before she cleared her throat, and glanced at the young senator who had just been talking.
“Representatives and Senators, perhaps I should remind senator Richardson that the Unity is here because we specifically asked them to be here, we saw it as an opportunity not only to gain technology but also to have another force with a military that at the time was ten times the size of our own. Even now their force is four times that of the Confederate Navy despite the losses they took two years ago in the battle with Ce’An. Add to that the fact that their presence has kept the Watcher Commonality at bay. It should be noted as well that the technology exchanges that we have advanced considerably the technology base of the confederation.”
She paused for a second and then sighed.
“Yes their ways are different, but so are our own, the Confederation is a Confederation of Nation States, each of us with a culture of our own, each of us with a variety of religions. I do not blame Alpha ‘An for being upset, why should he not be? You senator stand here and attack him, all because he refused a treaty that NONE of you would have signed. Than after his own people have bleed for us, you have the never to say we should throw them out? Tell me Mr Richardson, Do you have the funds to allow us to protect the core worlds, if we remove the unity vessels that help police the outer colonies?”