Exactly, my clever friend
To further compound many of the TOS dare I say, anomalies,
regarding KIRK's actions, the actual orders contained in the PD, and the 'Stars and Stripes'
rhetoric, is the whole Judeo-Christian philosophical/moral under-pinning,... and yet, time again and we see,...
If NOMAD were a moral/ethics critic, would he not state:
"Non sequitur,... the unit KIRK functions irrationally,... a mass of conflicting rhetoric and actions,... this unit is not well-ordered,... the unit's mouth and fist are incongruous,..."
Well, let's see what our pal CAPTAIN SISKO
comes back when he takes a bite of out his 'Apple' dilemma.
AND,... If you would like, you may also have the next turn in 'The Chair' with a different question designed just for you LOL!
Welcome 7THSEALORD,... may I offer you a cha - ,..... uh,.. seat? LOL!