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Re: First call for votes for the Lenny release GR

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 05:54:13AM -0600, Guilherme de S. Pastore wrote:
> It is in the basics of constitutional law. We cannot explicitly decide
> not to enforce the text of a foundation document, making an exception to
> its application, without reaching the quorum that would be necessary to
> excluding that text entirely and forever.

Enforcement of the foundation documents is not defined in the constitution,
so no, this is not a question of constitutional law.

> For a broader and easier to understand example, guess what would happen if
> Congress needed a 3:1 supermajority to amend a country's constitution, but
> only needed a 1:1 majority to say that "actually, for the next couple of
> months, you don't need all this civil liberties crap, and we are
> suspending it".

I'm not sure if you're being deliberately ironic here, or if you're just
somehow unfamiliar with the past 7 years of US history?

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