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Subject: [IP] A clear and present danger?

  • From: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • To: Ip <ip@v2.listbox.com>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 04:09:35 -0400

Title: &nbsp;&nbsp;A clear and present danger?

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From: Bob Frankston <Bob19-0501@bobf.frankston.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 01:18:18 -0400
To: Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>
Subject: A clear and present danger?

I&#8217;m hoping to write more about the issue this week but I&#8217;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&amp;ctrack=1&amp;cset=true> .
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I used to think of the filibuster as a terrible way to do business but now that it&#8217;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 &#8220;vital issues exception&#8221; might help.
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Given the complete alignment of the three houses it there does seem to be a real danger of lock-in.
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Maybe I&#8217;m overacting but it&#8217;s worth at least raising the issue. Perhaps other readers would have more substantial information about the upcoming vote.
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Bob Frankston http://www.frankston.com <http://www.frankston.com/>



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