Re: Theos-World Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition
Oct 03, 2008 10:18 AM
by Concerned Member
Where is your trust in your elected leaders, i.e. the General Secretary. Why is it so hard to grasp that India fixed the elections in Radha's favor and burnt the evidence. No one knows for sure how many eligible voters there are in India. WE elect our sections representatives who can then represent us in an american type electoral vote, which elects an American President. Why can't we do it this way. Most members are ill informed of what is going on, and Adyar has a history of declaring elections in someone's favor by nulling votes and other political tricks. I personally do not care who picks the president, and I would like someone informed as opposed to mis-informed members. Look at Arundale's election history and you will see that dirty politics is routine in the T.S. If a mistake is made, then setting term limits of international presidents and the established term limits of general secretaries, those individuals can be removed from office. What is
so scary about this procedure? The only thing I can think of, is it will get rid of the dishonest way things are being done now and will continue if not stopped.
----- Original Message ----
From: Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, October 3, 2008 11:29:42 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition
Efforts are being made by few individuals in present General Council
to hijack the TS. They also want to remove members' right to vote in
the election of President. I am totally against such a change. I want
members to elect the President directly as they did earlier.
Right now the present constitution is such that it might enable some
officers in the GC to unethically remove voting rights of people. I
want to ensure that such attempts don't succeed now and in future.
Amendments in the General Council were suggested by me for two reasons.
1) To make constitution just. Each country should have representatives
only in proportion to the membership that country has. In GC if one
vote is given to a country with 13000 members and one vote is given to
country with 90 members, then that is unjust. If we are to preach
justice in the world, our own TS constitution must be just. That is
why voting rights to each country according to proportion of members
in that country are necessary.
2) Another reason why I suggested proportional representation is this
new system will stop any future attempts by few individuals to remove
voting rights of people and hijack the TS. You can see that there are
few General Secretaries elected by just a few hundred members. And
these few General Secretaries venture to hijack TS because they are
given too much rights as compared to membership they represent. So by
proportional representation and by increasing the size of the General
Council we want to ensure that such attempts by few officers to hijack
TS won't succeed in future.
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