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  •  ConCon is all about getting a (10+ / 0-)

    truly representative sample of America together in the room. Any legitimate call for a ConCon,  and for Delegates to it would instantly be gamed for all they are worth by special interests to get the preponderance of representation.

    ConCon is a relevant idea but I doubt the peoples interests will be adequately represented and we'll lose even more.

    And in this era of instant com, is the classic paradigm of people in the room hashing out details outdated?  Could a ConCon not deliberate publicly in a cyber forum to hash out the details?  Could we learn new ways towards consensus?  A Living ConCon as a Wiki?

    How do you include the representation of the 20% of voters who seem to be delusional?  How do you protect the rights of the Minority from the Tyranny of the Majority, especially if the delusional minority demands satisfaction?

    I guess I'd be inclined to support or critique a New Constitution draft that met my standard,  at least as a place to start the discussion, and then organize around support of a Document that enough people supported to actually get a ConCon moving.  But get it down as best we can beforehand so we are clear what we are supporting.  I'd like to think that the existing Constitution could be tweaked and amended to get things better more easily than starting from scratch.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:13:40 PM PDT

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