A group calling itself the ‘Children of Liberty’ has made a public statement concerning the Alliance and what they call its “rampant hypocrisy”. The group claims that a « huge gulf » exists between the Alliance’s professed goals and values and the reality present in many of its member systems.
« For an organization that purports to be devoted to the ideals of liberty and self-determination », the release stated, « the Alliance certainly tolerates a great deal of despotism and tyranny within its own borders. It’s about time the Alliance addressed the rampant hypocrisy of allowing dictatorships – as well as other restrictive, undemocratic forms of government – membership into their supposed bastion of freedom and liberty. »
The statement went on to list a number of Alliance-sponsored autocracies in various systems, and called on the Alliance and its supporters to sponsor serious democratic reform in said systems by backing democratically-aligned factions over autocratic ones.
Commander Virgil Kyle