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Old July 27 2013, 04:10 PM   #46
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Re: Is the UFP's expansion at odds with its own ideals?

Bad thoughts, the truly insane actions Picard, Janeway, etc undertook in the name of the prime directive clearly state both its extreme formulation vis-a-vis interfering in the 'natural evolution' of species and its place as a first rank moral imperative.

The fact that the prime directive is a legal imperative, enforced and punishable by law as well, is implicit in this. If anything, the legal punishments shown in the shows/movie are mild by comparison to the degree it dictated the behaviour of the characters.
"Let truth and falsehood grapple ... Truth is strong" - John Milton

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