Is This How Democratic Compromise Is Supposed to Work?

Put aside the contentious context of the debate in question. Doesn’t something just seem wrong about this?

Because a compromise must receive unanimous support to survive, Roberge was then removed from the committee and replaced with Sen. Matthew Houde, D-Plainfield, who voted with the majority. Roberge said she was disappointed she was removed.

What’s the point of having a rule requiring unanimity if it means merely that a legislative body must be able to put the right number of agreeable people in a room?

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EMT
EMT
12 years ago

“Big D” democracy at work.

Chairm
Chairm
12 years ago

It is worse than that. All of the committee members were hand-selected as in favor of the original legislation and against proposed amendments. The rigging just got rigged more tightly.

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