Once again, Nerys
, you do not disappoint.
I must point out the superb lesson to be learned in the exchange between Yejain and Berat--that with freedom from tyranny comes a great responsibility, the responsibility to make sure you don't lose what you have gained in the aftermath.
The Founding Fathers of the USA nearly learned this the hard way--fortunately, they were able to preserve and maintain peace, stability, and freedom. The question is...will Cardassia do the same?
"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'."