Still watching through Deep Space Nine with my wife. Last night, we watched "Inquisition." I got chills when I heard this dialogue, in light of all of the power corruption and privacy invasion in our news today:
Bashir: "I can't believe the Federation condones this kind of activity."http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Inquisition_(episode
Odo: "Personally, I find it hard to believe they wouldn't. Every other great power has a unit like Section 31. The Romulans have the Tal Shiar, the Cardassians had the Obsidian Order..."
Bashir: "But what does that say about us? When push comes to shove, are we willing to sacrifice our principles in order to survive?"
Sisko: "I wish I had an answer for you, Doctor."