Re: poly: Re: Arrow's Social Choice Theorem / Borda count

From: Forrest Bishop <>
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 01:03:28 PDT

Anton Sherwood wrote:
> I wrote:
> > .... I'm far from certain that our constitutional structure
> > [as opposed to one with PR] would defeat a clever President
> > who might manufacture a pretext to seize dictatorial power.

? The Constitution was suspended long ago. We (American subjects) now
live in a curious superposition of states- a constitutional Republic/
Empire existing in a continuous, multi-layered State(s) of Emergency.
This dates back to the War Between the States (American Civil War),
the establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank (1913) and the multiplicity
of Executive Orders of 1933 and beyond (mostly still in effect).
There is no need for excessive cleverness on the part of an American
president to formalize the totalitarian state- a simple signature
on an umbrella EO would suffice. The infrastructure for this is of course
well established.

Forrest Bishop
Interworld Productions, LLC
Institute of Atomic-Scale Engineering
Received on Tue May 9 01:05:21 2000

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