Re: Kirk and the Prime Directive.
This, coupled with Picard's statement at the end of "Justice", the "no laws are absolute... even life itself is an exercise in exceptions" should indicate that there are indeed loopholes or allowances built-into Federation law and Prime Directive that make overriding such regulations possible.
This is the point I try to make in every one of these threads. Well said.
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