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Re: [Membership] [Comment-Mac] Re: Secret ballots

The American Aribitration Association IS the pre-eminent such association, not only in the United States but to international entities.  Its services are first rate and its guidelines are acknowledged to be appropriate, fair, and time-tried.  However, I'm not sure this would be the appropriate resource for this work. 

It is unfortunate that Kent blurted out an opinion without taking the time to research the AAA.  We won't get far at all if we do this.

Michael R. Graham

>>> Eric Weisberg <weisberg@texoma.net> 05/19 11:34 AM >>>
Kent Crispin wrote:

> I don't trust the American Arbitration Association.   I don't see why
> anyone from europe or from anywhere else in the world would either.
> In fact, I never heard of the American Arbitration Association -- for
> all I know they might just be some front organization you just threw
> together.
> Try again.  The problem is a lot harder than you think.

Kent's state of knowledge is not the determining factor in either prong of the
analysis.  Research may show that the AAA is the/an appropriate party to perform
such function.  Or, some other party may be deemed more appropriate.

But, that is the second question.  First, you/we/they must determine if
third-party administration is of interest.  Kent's distrust of one candidate
would not debunk the idea of democracy and elections.  Likewise, it does not
negate the arguments in favor of secret ballots or professional, neutral
third-party administration of elections.