Re: Constitution - formal proposal (v0.5)
> I think that an inevitable consequence of the delegate system is that the
> delegates serve at the pleasure of the Leader. Think of them as cabinet
Dale Scheetz writes:
> Then I am no longer a delegate. You have reduced me to the PL's slave,
> which is not what the word "delegate" means.
Well, hardly. You can always resign. And, if I understand Ian's wording
correctly, decisions you make before he fires you will stand.
> The PL can not be allowed to jerk that authority away arbitrarily or the
> authority thus granted has no power of enforcement.
It has the authority of the PL. It is his authority that is being
delegated. This is a somewhat authoritarian document.
> Some form of third party arbitration would be nice, but barring that, the
> membership should be required to agree with the PL when dismissal of
> delegates becomes an issue.
How about if delegates serve for a fixed term unless they resign or are
removed by the membership? That works for the US government.
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