Death to Democracy! (Correction)
Unlike newspapers and books, etc, of which there’s always an original edition lurking somewhere with a great big gaffe for all the world to see, it’s the easiest thing in the world for those of us who run our own web pages to edit our original copy. I do it quite regularly when I find typos or bad grammar in one of my posts. But because my last post was about something very important – the democratic process – I’ll gladly make the following important correction here, in a separate post. In Death To Democracy! I wrote the phrase, “the City Council yesterday voted to abolish “term limits,” when, as my friend Tom Ferrie points out in a comment, the Council voted to extend the limits from two terms to three terms. Obviously there’s a difference, and I knew it at the time, as I quoted the New York Times making that point further down. But I didn’t catch myself. That’s why newspapers and books have editors. That’s why you shouldn’t trust everything you read on the web.
Doesn’t make the City Council’s decision any more justified in my eyes, but I do stand corrected.