Bruce Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 07:30:27 -0700
It is not the implementation of the proposals, but rather their content,
which makes them inconsistent. I think this discussion is caught on a
unique, but often overlooked, aspect of democracy: that it can vote itself
out of existence. Voters in a democracy can vote to make it something other
than a democracy. Think of all the times throughout history when people
have voted in dictators and emperors. It is only the culture of democracy
that truly preserves it: the desire to maintain structures where all have
an equal voice, and in which individual rights are protected.
Having said that, I suspect some would argue that we in this country have
already allowed it to become something less than democratic.
>People have been saying that what I've been proposing is not consistent
>with Sudbury model. I'm just wondering why is that, because all that
>I've suggested is not ment to be implemented without the whole school
>community voting for it. I'm not planning to implement my own ideas "by
>If I suggested these things at SVS School Meeting and they were voted
>for, would SVS cease to be a Sudbury Model school?
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