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Old February 10 2013, 10:25 PM   #63
Rush Limborg
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Re: Section 31 after DS9

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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Also, when it comes to interstellar politics, things that are in the best interests of the organization (peace with the Romulans, a diminished Dominion threat) tend to be in the best interests of the people as well.
Section 31 acts in its own best interest. Nothing else. They claim to serve the Federation, but if they did that, then by definition they would answer TO the Federation.
Problem with the line of reasoning:

"The Federation" is not a department in the chain of command. To "answer to the Federation" can entail many different meanings. What does it mean to "answer to the Federation"?

They don't do that. They quite literally do whatever they want.

An organization can't be acting in the best interests of any people or government if it doesn't hold itself accountable to that same people or government.
Not neccesarily. How many times has there been the storyline--in fiction and in real life--of someone who takes action to benefit someone else (a donation, saving a life, etc.)--and does not reveal their identity? There is little accountability there.
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