2) Everyone seems to forget that when the colonists weren't going along with the move Picard tried to get his bosses to call it off.
Then they threatened his command and he decided to play ball. So I guess he only stands by his convictions when a piece of ass is involved?
And according to Picard, so long as you wear the uniform you shut up and do what you're told
A) it was Wesley
B) the situation isn't really comparable because it was to prevent a war and not to score a luxury resource
C) meeting Kirk, fighting the Borg against orders and fighting a bloody war against the Dominion surely changed his point of view.
Heck, the events of that very episode might have changed his opinion.
Wesley is the hero of that episode, not Picard.
Did you agree with Picard or with Wesley when watching the episode? And did you agree with Dougherty or Picard when watching Insurrection?