[arin-ppml] [arin-council] AC Role in Petitions

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 10:55:19 EDT 2011

Oh. Not the petition.

This was an accident related to auto-completion of addresses in my mail client.

My apologies to the AC.



On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure what I find more sad here, the fact that Marty is once
> again spilling the AC's dirty laundry onto PPML, or the fact that
> the AC has so many people on it intent on being secretive and
> controlling.
> I am personally disgusted with the path the AC has taken over the
> last few years, which is part of the reason I chose not to run for
> reelection.  I can't fathom why rational people would try and prevent
> AC members from acting as normal members of the community.  It runs
> counter to pretty much everything that happens in normal society.
> Most people praise their elected officials from being active civic
> participants.  When our elected officials go to vote (for themselves!)
> it's shown on the evening news as an example for the rest of us to
> follow.  When they go to protest, it's also an example.  Just a few
> days ago the mayor of DC was arrested at a protest, for example.
> We don't prevent elected officials from signing recall petitions,
> or any other participation in government.
> Many on the AC seem to feel that once a decision is made, all must
> tow that line.  That is a dangerous, chilling situation.  It reduces
> the effectiveness of the AC by reducing discussion and searching for
> alternative solutions.  It makes the AC look more secretive, as
> decisions are made in private and then not discussed externally.
> Dissent is an essential part of any democratic body.  I wish the
> AC would focus much more on _why_ there is dissent than trying to
> snuff it out and impose a totalitarian structure.
> --
>       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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