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Old April 19 2013, 07:38 PM   #130
sonak
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

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To borrow a quote from History.

"Well, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal."

So just because someone/thing sings off on something, doesn't automatically make it legal.
If the orders came from the Federation Council, it means a majority of members likely voted to move the Ba'ku.
So the Federation council just decided that Starfleet should ignore General Order Number One (aka the Prime Directive) you know the one that says don't interfer with other species. Guess what moving them is interferring.

Dougherty OPENLY says in the movie that it's not a PD issue because the Baku aren't from that planet. They're not pre-contact or pre-warp either.

The PD has been interpreted so many different ways, and ignored so often, that it shouldn't be a guideline for anything.
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