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Old November 8 2012, 09:01 AM   #19
Re: VOTE today! And is the Federation a democracy?

The body Kirk speaks of may just be the council.
It would be a bit odd to refer to the entire nation as a "body" - political bodies in general parlance are parties or governmental organizations.

It would also be a bit odd for Kirk to consider the Council to be "us", though. But Starfleet does appear to play a major role in UFP internal and external affairs; perhaps Starship Captains (in the exclusive TOS sense) actually hold significant voting powers exceeding those of mere mortals?

Timo Saloniemi
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