Yes, it does--absolutely.
And yes--that's exactly what I love about Ezri, too.
In fact...when I was writing the speech...I was actually fighting tears, myself--as the image she describes, and her memory of the recovery mission, hit me in full force.
Sometimes, I guess...even the writer can be affected that way.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."