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Re: Letter to John Algeo

May 08, 2008 11:58 PM
by Anton Rozman

Dear Konstantin,

I already mentioned that the Rules and Regulations of the 
Theosophical Society provides that the policy making body of the 
Society is the General Council as the representative body of all the 
Sections of the Society and that this is the reason why the 
candidates for the office of the President are prohibited to deliver 
material containing statements of opinion or policy.

Unfortunately, it seems that now the General Council is not playing 
that role and that the Society doesn't have any official, transparent 

In my opinion we should insist that the Rules and Regulations are 
respected and that the democracy becomes functional. Any intervention 
into the Rules and Regulations is extremely sensible. If we have to 
allow campaigning for the office of President then we have to change 
the whole concept of the Rules and Regulations and say good by to 

But I do understand that in the current unconstitutional situation 
John Algeo has decided to publish his vision of work to give at least 
some prospective of what should be done for the betterment of work of 
the Society.


--- In, "Konstantin Zaitzev" 
<kay_ziatz@...> wrote:
> --- In, Anand wrote:
> > Campaigning is part of any election, as I understand. Does TS have
> > any different kind of democracy in which there should be no 
> > campaigning?
> Yes, I think the rules should be revised as to provide the rules of 
> the campaign. In 19th century when information to all of members 
> be effeciently circulated from HQ only, no campainging and the 
> official information about the candidates was a good solution.
> But now, when anyone can campaign, the rules should be framed for 
> an sctivity. At least, any candidate should publish his program: 
> he is planning to do in order to improve work of the Society. Also 
> rules should frame set of methods which shall be considered illegal.

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