1997-08-10 - Re: Denning backs away from GAK

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From: snow <snow@smoke.suba.com>
To: Mike Duvos <enoch@zipcon.net>
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From: snow <snow@smoke.suba.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 15:27:20 +0800
To: Mike Duvos <enoch@zipcon.net>
Subject: Re: Denning backs away from GAK
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On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Mike Duvos wrote:
> This is obviously the strategy here.  If we lend credibility to the
> examination of chicken entrails because the Sorcerer is saying something
> we agree with, then we are powerless to denounce the process as flim-flam
> when we wake up one morning and find ourselves no longer in the Sorcerer's
> graces. 


	If we were dealing with rational people here, or even people 
irrational people who had an attention span & a memory, you would be right,
but we are dealing with the USG, and the electorate. Their attention span
won't get them across a street without loosing interest, and when they get
to the other side, they have forgotten what they were after any way. 

> As Tim says, stick with Constitutional arguments, not utilitarian ones,
> and beware of Wise Persons from the East bearing Gifts.

	Problem is, the constitution isn't worth the paper it is printed 
on any more.

Petro, Christopher C.