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Old May 7 2013, 10:54 PM   #671
cabby
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
cabby wrote: View Post
Janeway is not a dictator, and is not exempt from law.
I'll give you that part...

Her simply giving an order to someone does not entail the crew following it.
...but not that one.

The crew has a duty not to follow immoral orders (as the EMH demonstrates at the end of this episode).
The EMH gets a pass, because he is also bound by his oath as a doctor. The rest of the crew, however...their oaths as Starfleet officers require them to follow all orders given them.
So if Janeway orders a crewmember to fire photon torpedos at a school bus of innocent children he has to follow orders?

Require them to follow all orders given to them? ---See Unification part 2 in TNG for this moral discussion.
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