View Single Post
Old May 18 2013, 11:14 AM   #37
Timo
Admiral
 
Re: Had we ever seen imperial democracies in Trek?

self-flagellation
It is hilarious to think that some people actually believe a nation from date X to be related to a nation from date Y the way a person from date X is related to the same person from date Y. Nations are vague constructs that aren't meaningfully held together even with sets of written laws: they flip-flop with circumstance, the coming and going of their constituent people, and so forth. Sure, there may be a legal obligation for a nation that carries from date X to Y (in theory, because nations are generally above laws due to lack of suitable means of enforcing), but to see a moral obligation there is just plain funny.

Timo Saloniemi
Timo is online now   Reply With Quote