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Old May 7 2013, 10:48 PM   #667
cabby
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
^ Perhaps. But like I said, as long as Neelix is on the ship (and I'm sure Janeway can keep him from leaving if she so chose, since she can keep his ship from exiting the shuttlebay), he is subject to orders. So is Seven, and she's not Starfleet either.
This conflates the issue, because it is the morality of the order, and the voluntary nature of it which determines its morality and legality.

Janeway is not a dictator, and is not exempt from law. Her simply giving an order to someone does not entail the crew following it. The crew has a duty not to follow immoral orders (as the EMH demonstrates at the end of this episode).
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