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Nap Time!!!

Friday, March 30, 2007
More on that lane

From 2004, an op-ed which is just as relevant today as it was then, by Paul LaFata.
The ASUC has become populated by tenant politicians who treat it like a rental car: abusing it to its functional end and then abandoning it to the next user. In my two terms as senator, I have personally witnessed service replaced with graft, excellence with corruption and humility with arrogance. Officials spend the campaign season crafting a fiction of promise and possibility only to enter the association and be overwhelmed by strife and faction. Some officials steal from the ASUC to finance their personal and narrow self-interest. Many resign themselves to quiet conformity, afraid to admit how fallen it is. A few try to fight against the descent but turn back when they see how steep the slope is. Many senators do not know their own rules and laws, nor do they care to learn them. Their particular will is enough to govern.

The law is an inconvenience, and duty is merely a theory. Today, the ASUC is governed by power philosophy, and the ends have justified the means for too long.
That year actually had a battery of op-eds bitching about "the way things are going," and how folks need to "vote better" or some such. You can check it out here.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 3/30/2007 12:00:00 AM #
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