Universal law is for lackeys. Context is for kings.
The Federation is a social experiment doomed to failure. Childish idealism. Every species, every choice, every opinion is not equal, no matter how much they want it to be. The strong and the capable will always rise.
If you’re planning on disobeying a direct order, best not to advertise the fact.
We choose our own pain. Mine helps me remember.
Every living being is safer and happier knowing their place.