Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku
But in the end Picard knew what was right and what was wrong from his point of view and he stood up for people who couldn't stand up for themselves, morally he did the right thing.
Is it your position then that the Federation (through Starfleet) should be consistent and always stand "up for people who couldn't stand up for themselves
?" No matter where in the galaxy they find these people?
The Federtion has stood up for the little guy in the past, but this was Picard who personally took up the fight, he took his pips off so he was acting on his own.
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