The whole Hellenism, being in deep pain due to this sad situation, has manifested
its fervent desire that unremitting measures be taken to prevent similar risks
in the future. Besides it has been pointed out repeatedly even by foreigners, officials
or not, that our Nation would not suffer the accidents and the humiliations that has undergone
to this day, if we possessed sufficient Army and Navy forces ready to defend our rights.
The League of officers of the National army of Land and the Navy,
inspired by the same feelings and being aware, the way all Greeks are, of the
urgency of the circumstances and the need for the existence of a worth-fighting army
and fleet in order to defend the motherland and the rights of the Nation,
being aware that the persons in charge neglected their full equipement,
not out of ill will, but due to the unjustified pretext of the insufficiency
of the State income, squandered nevertheless hither and thither,
proceeds to the submission of a sacred request to the King, the-according
to the fundamental Law- Leader of land and sea military forces of the state,
and to His government, to full-heartedly engage in the immediate and rapid
recovery of whatever lies in bad state, especially in relation to the Army and the Navy.
The Military League does not seek the abolition of the Dynasty
or the replacement of the King, whose person is deemed sacred to those
constituting it, nor does it wish to establish autocracy,
or militarism, or affect in any way the Constitutional regime,
as the members of the League are officers and Greek citizens
and have sworn faith to the preservation of the Constitution.
[...]The Military League wishes [...] that the Administration of the country
become virtuous and honourable, that Justice be dispensed rapidly with impartiality
and equality to all in general the citizens irrespectively of class, so as
for the Education of the People to become useful in the practical life and the military needs of the
Country, to ensure the life, honour and property of the citizens, and finally for the
public finance to recover, after having taken the required measures to the effect of a reasonable
management of State revenues and expenses, in order that on the one hand
the almost in penury Greek people be relieved from heavy taxation, which he pays
and which is mercilessly squandered for the upkeepance of luxurious
and redundant services and servants, for the sake of ignominious jobbery, on the other hand
to positively define the extent to which expenses may increase for the military preparation
of the Country and the maintenance of the army and the navy in peace.
[...]Such is the request put forward by the Military League for the Recovery of various
Services of the state, of which the army and the navy form the least
but most important part.
(Copied from V. Papakosmas, Oi epemvaseis tou stratou stin elliniki
politiki zoi , Athens, Estia editions, 1981, pp. 267-270.)