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Re: Mission to Mars

From: Michael Llaneza <maserati@f...>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 23:13:03 -0800
Subject: Re: Mission to Mars

At 6:16 PM -0500 3/16/00, Allan Goodall wrote:
>What I meant was that Heinlein's far right conservativism isn't any
>realistic than far left Marxism. It requires people to behave in
>ways for it to work. I mean, seriously, the only people who get to vote
>those who enter the military?

The franchise was extended to those who performed 'National Service' 
not at all restricted to military service. Does it sound better if to 
qualify for the vote you have to choose between essentially 4 years 
community service, Peace Corps, or military service ?

>Aside from the fact that any party that tried to
>put that into effect would be committing political suicide, the
>effects would be awful.

The government in SST was put together postbellum and after a 
collapse by militias organized by veterans, not as a transformation 
of an existing state.


Michael Carter Llaneza
Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1991-1950
Devolution is very real to me.
Whenever I hear the "Odd Couple" theme, I get this image of Dennis 
Rodman borrowing Marge Schott's toothbrush.
Like most emails, this one is probbaly a first draft

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