Freedom in the universe is built on three fundamental realities:
One, that a world’s peoples be united sufficiently to face the universe as one people;
Two, that such people must maintain and protect their self sufficiency so as not to become bound and dependent upon foreign powers who do not share their values or their emphasis on freedom;
And three, that such people must become extremely discreet regarding their activities and behavior, which will always fall under the scrutiny of those who wish to take advantage of these people or who fear the freedom that such people might possess.
The Allies of Humanity, Book Three, First Briefing