On figuring what we are for: defeating Murphy


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I have gotten a lot of comments on the last two posts I have made. My point was basically that the Murphy Bill could best be defeated by our articulation of better options. It was fine to say he was wrong but it was better to say he was wrong because something else was better.

Virtually everyone who responded agreed. They all felt like saying no was not enough and wouldn’t be effective in the long term. The best way to say no was to say yes to a better option.

Past that though feedback varied. Many people thought it unlikely that any agreement would ever be found that most people could support. They felt like many people would simply not compromise on what they thought and anything approaching unity was impossible. Because of that they were doubtful of what we might accomplish.

Others were encouraging. They were hopeful of…

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