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Re: Constitution - formal proposal (v0.5)

I wrote:
> 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
> members.

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.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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