voting & power (was: RE: [Theforum] Adding theForum to l.e.o.)

Erika Meyer emeyer at
Mon Nov 26 14:34:19 CST 2001

>and the US & Northern Alliance got a lot done over the past month as well...
>...all without a single vote.

qualification #1:  there was actually some voting in the US, by congress.

qualification #2:  this is in no way intended to compare Evolt with 
Taliban... only to say that it is not wise to allow a few people to 
hold all the power, and then count on their good will and altruism.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. "
- Lord Acton 1887

My point was that it is important to keep power shared amongst a 
group of people, to have rules or procedures for operation, to follow 
those rules, and to set things up such that no single person (or 
small group) can bring about a catastrophic change in the org... 
that's what I was trying to emphasize.


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