View Single Post
Old May 18 2012, 12:10 AM   #17
Vice Admiral
Sindatur's Avatar
Location: Sacramento, CA
Re: Janeway in the cases of Quinn and Tuvix

MacLeod wrote: View Post
MatthiasRussell wrote: View Post
I can't believe so many people can't see that the cases of Quinn and Tuvix are both cases of the rights of the individual vs the will of the majority with her verdict in both cases resulting in the death of the individual.

In the case of Quinn, Janeway decides the rights of the individual is more important than the will and laws of the state.

In the case of Tuvix, she decides the good of whole is more important than the pursuit of life and liberty for the individual. Plus, it seems her decision was more of an emotional one than a rational one. When Kes came to her in tears saying she wanted Neelix back, Janeway couldn't refuse.
Easy to say I know but Justice is supposed to be rational not emotional. I.e. based on the evidence not the emotions that can come with that.

In the case of Tuvix when is he entitiled to the rights afforded Tuvok or Neelix? Or is he not enttitled to those rights?
My opinion, would be, when he is told he is welcome to the life, that efforts to reverse the accident have been exhausted and Tuvok and Neelix are given up on. Until then, he is living their lives, they should be allowed to be saved, they weren't dead, they were merged.
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am

Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?
Sindatur is offline   Reply With Quote