I have provided a viable option: uphold the current SGA Constitution.
At 03:05 PM 3/25/98 -0500, you wrote:
>My Fellow Senators,
> I have one simple question for Senators Pontbriand and Turi: Why
>are we basing policy making concerns upon the performance (or lack
>thereof)of our current senate? By your rationale, if no senator felt
>like voting than we should just whisk the institution of voting off the
>books. Do we want to attempt constitutional progress based on a few
> To be quite frank, we need to have both an optimistic view and
>an open mind when devising ways to modify the constitution. If a problem
>exists that might be able to be alleviated by an amendment, then we should
>try to make that amendment rather than throwing up our hands in
>frustration because there have been failures in the past.
> In addition, your policy advocates maintaining the status quo; a
>status quo you yourselves have indicated is bad! Now, it seems to me that
>we should find some constructive criticisms for Senator Luti rather than
>a blanket rejection. If we want to improve the integrity of Senate we
>need to do it either outside or within the constitution. You have
>suggested neither route. I support Senator Luti and until you present
>some form of viable alternative, his is the plan I will adopt.