Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku
Wow so the same federation that follows the strictest version of the Prime Directive that mean they won't even save billions of people from death because their pre-warp will kick a pre-warp culture off their planet to exploit it. Weird I would have expected Dougherty to get a 3 hour lecture on the prime directive from Picard before he was torched to death to appease the mighty cosmic force's whose sacred plan for the universe he violated that Riker came up with to justify letting another pre-warp culture die. Yes he actually used that argument.
The 'Homeward' interpretation of the prime directive you describe here is also morally falimentary.
"Let truth and falsehood grapple ... Truth is strong" - John Milton