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Old May 8 2013, 12:59 PM   #707
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
cabby wrote: View Post
So officers DO NOT have a duty to follow ALL orders which are given to them as stated above.
No, but like I said, officers are not obligated to follow illegal orders. Janeway's orders WERE LEGAL. You can debate till you're blue in the face if they're MORAL, but they are LEGAL. There is a difference.

So explain to me how arbitrarily ordering a crew-member to their death in a non-emergency situation is legal.
Because Janeway needs Tuvok and Neelix back.

Dream wrote: View Post
No one should be forced sacrifice his or her life for another.
Not until they join the service, anyway (real or fictional). Then they most certainly can be forced.
No it was not a legal order, as established in "The Measure of a Man" a person even an officer has the right to refuse to undergo a procdure that poses an unnecassary risk to their life. Data was determined to have the right to explore his own being.

Would Janeway have a made a different decision if at least one of the people involved in the accident weren't close to her?
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