Subject: [IP] A clear and present danger?
Title: A clear and present danger?
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From: Bob Frankston <Bob19firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 01:18:18 -0400
To: Dave Farber <email@example.com>
Subject: A clear and present danger?
I’m hoping to write more about the issue this week but I’m taking the unusual step of mentioning an issue directly though I could forward stories such as http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0504030310apr03,1,2226990.column?coll=chi-news-col&ctrack=1&cset=true <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0504030310apr03,1,2226990.column?coll=chi-news-col&ctrack=1&cset=true> .
I used to think of the filibuster as a terrible way to do business but now that it’s my ox being gored considered it a mechanism for protecting the minority against the tyranny of the majority by requiring a super on issues that some considered vital. Renaming it the “vital issues exception” might help.
Given the complete alignment of the three houses it there does seem to be a real danger of lock-in.
Maybe I’m overacting but it’s worth at least raising the issue. Perhaps other readers would have more substantial information about the upcoming vote.
Bob Frankston http://www.frankston.com <http://www.frankston.com/>
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