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Old February 20 2013, 01:39 AM   #34
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Re: Is worf a Federation Citizen

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....you'd have a situation where an entire planet full of potential Federation Presidents would be discriminated against for the highest office for upwards of thirty years after a planet joins the UFP. ...
As long as 50,000 years, if species like the Horta are members of the Federation. The entire Federation could be a distant memory before the first natural-born Horta citizens would be eligible for UFP offices!
Excellent point!

The hypothesis that all Federation citizens who have reached the age of majority for their species are eligible to serve as President seems much more fair to me.
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