David Waddell, Councilman in the small town of Indian Trail, North Carolina, has caused some controversy with a resignation letter penned in Klingon, the language of the warrior race, former enemies, now allies of humanity in the Star Trek universe.

Councilman Waddell, a Star Trek fan, disagreed with the direction the council was taking the town, and submitted his resignation to Mayor Michael Alvarez in the abrupt, guttural and fearsome language of the Klingons.

In a rough translation, Councilman Waddell’s resignation letter reads;

klingon-resign-star-trekTeach the city the constitution!

I will return next time to witness victory!

Resignation occurs in 2014 the 31st of January.

Perhaps today is a good day to resign.

David Waddell

The last is of course a variation of the phrase oft spoke by Klingons before going into battle; Perhaps today is a good day to die.

Mayor Alvarez has described the letter as childish and unprofessional, “It’s an embarrassment for Indian Trail, and it’s an embarrassment for North Carolina.”

David Waddell is planning on a campaign for a US senate seat.

We can only wish him, Qapla’ – Success.



And remind him, qun qon charghwI’pu”e’ – History is written by the victors.


About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

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