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Sunday, May 4, 2008

RE: [LPplatform-discuss] You can't write a platform to please everyone..

D. Frank Robinson wrote:

DFR)  A special rule for reconsideration at the next convention of 3/4ths was taken from the convention floor. This rule was applied at the Dallas Convention to reach the "Dallas Accord." (DFR

The copy of the 1972 bylaws that you sent me shows that it only required 2/3 in Dallas.  Given that the 1972 SoP was adopted unanimously, I'd love to know what the margin was for the change in Dallas.  It seems to violate a fundamental parliamentary principle for a super-majority to be able to bind a future super-majority of the same size.

DFR) The original core values are intact in the Statement of Principles. These core values are unlikely to be purged because of the 7/8ths 'poison pill' rule. (DFR

Actually, they have an Achilles' heel that I gather you haven't heard about.  We're proposing to close the loophole in Denver. See  I'd love to hear your comments on this.