Depend on your perspective I guess - The point remains that the Federation will disadvantage a group of people to suit themselves.
Essentially those who stayed indeed made a choice - the same way the Federation chose to move a boundary that put them under another power against their will.
Just as they've broken the PD before, and agreed with Starfleet Captains who have done so.
I see it as one of those things where the PD gets held up or thrown down on the whim of the writers - so the INS plot remains pointless. It's like a PR excecise to remind us of what the PD was intended to be, but was not always shown as in practice thanks to several violations of it over the years.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist
Last edited by kevin : 08-23-2009 at 02:54 AM.