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Re: Branden's cryptic advice

On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 01:41:55PM +0100, Roland Mas wrote:
> Richard Braakman (2003-03-09 05:45:26 +0200) :
> > Branden Robinson ended his part of the 2003 DPL debate with this
> > message:
> >
> >     I'd like everybody to make as informed a decision as they can
> >     when voting, and to please exercise their franchise.  Only you
> >     can make the system work.

It means "please vote".

     2. (Law) A particular privilege conferred by grant from a
        sovereign or a government, and vested in individuals; an
        imunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a
        constitutional or statutory right or privilege, esp. the
        right to vote.

              Election by universal suffrage, as modified by the
              Constitution, is the one crowning franchise of the
              American people.                      --W. H. Seward.

If you hadn't noticed, "exercise" rhymes with "franchise".  I'm sorry I
have no cleverer defense of my choice of words.  :)

G. Branden Robinson                |     If God had intended for man to go
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     about naked, we would have been
branden@debian.org                 |     born that way.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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