Nathan taps his microphone piece and clears his throat. He then reads from the screen of a tablet in front of him.
“Experimentation on other human beings regardless of their race or subspecies is completely prohibited. Planets caught experimenting on human beings will face a fine of between $10,000,000,000,000 - $100,000,000,000,000 based on the extent of the experimentation.”
He looks up.
“This is a quote of the newest legislation put in place by the Senate. By appearance, it completely outlaws any genetic alteration of human beings. Unless this wording is altered, it fundamentally undermines the very foundation of Europan society. It spits on our very way of life, our ancestral heritage, and labels it a war crime- the punishment for which must bankrupt us.”
Mateo shakes and his face turns red.
“Some level of backwardness and bigotry is to be expected from Earth… but this! This is too far! This is intolerable! The freedom to alter our own bodies as we please- we do not ask for this. Europans demand it. We would rather fight and perish before submitting to such a regressive and antagonistic ruling!”
Mateo violently chucks the tablet with the ruling imprinted on it’s screen at the statue-logo of the senate against which it shatters, and then slowly calms himself.
He resumes, “Europa calls upon all modified humans, and those amiable to our cause, to vote for a new resolution to alter this legislation. Europans stand by opposition to cruelty inflicted upon innocent beings, and perhaps that is what this was intended to prevent… but until it is amended to constrict it’s seemingly all-encompassing ban on human-experimentation, even voluntary, it is unjust and intolerable.”
“Europa proposes a resolution to redefine the ruling to read thusly:
“Torture of any intelligent being, including for the purposes of research, regardless of their race or subspecies, is completely prohibited. Planets caught violating this ruling will face a fine of between $10,000,000,000,000 - $100,000,000,000,000 based on the extent of the violation.””
“Thank you for your time.”