On the public nature of resolutions and critiquing them


Since this objection is commonly raised, let me just say plainly that I do not believe that I was wrong to challenge the resolution publicly. My reasoning for that is twofold: (a) since the resolution was a matter of public expression, public interaction is completely warranted; and (b) the resolution itself expressed a concern about certain “Fundamentalist institutions” which just as much publicly calls into question those institutions as any critique of the resolution raises questions about the ACCC. It is unreasonable for people who are concerned about the truth to demand that it only be discussed privately. I don’t find fault with the ACCC for passing a resolution about something which they perceive to be a public concern. I also don’t regret challenging the resolution publicly. I do regret making a weak argument and some wrong assumptions.

More later.

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