I'm reasonably sure that the problem here is your (extensive) mention of General Order 19, a fan-fiction creation from the ST-Minutiae website. It seems like you're asking people to agree or disagree with a rule that was conceived outside of the Star Trek canon, which typically includes the films and TV shows.
I can see things from your perspective. You didn't actually ask whether this rule was canon or not, but you need to be aware that simply including it in the question changes the focus dramatically. Better to remove it, refocus the question and try to pose your challenge more directly.
I've done an edit to suggest a way of resolving the question a little more closely. I would imagine that this would also result in an upswing in votes. Obviously you're free to accept my suggestion or rollback as you see fit.