Jörg Rathlev on 1 May 2001 12:45:52 -0000

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spoon-discuss: RE: spoon-business: Ballot, nweek 21

> One thing I don't like are proposals that create a rule that automatically
> repeals itself or other rules. There is no need for it. Why 
> propose "Create
> a rule that does X and once X has been done repeal the rule." when you can
> just propose "Do X"?

I'd generally agree with you, but in this case, there was actually a very good reason why we needed a new (but temporary, thus the auto-repeal provision) rule: We need to have a way to destroy the old debts,but the banker is not permitted to simply order the payment of a debt without first having a motion for payment made by the tax collector and adopted by voting. My proposed rule allows the banker to do this.

I don't think a "Do X" proposal is legal if it proposes to do something that's not permitted by the rules.