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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Another Strategy for the Battle: Buttons

Though I generally agree with the positions of my colleagues here at FUMARE, I've disagreed with approaches they've sometimes taken, as Advocatus Militaris mentions in his post below: yes, I think Advocatus pushes the limits sometimes, and yes, I find Columcille's dog pictures disturbing. When it comes to discussing the current plan to move to Florida, I've tried to proceed with care and tact.

Now, towards the end of his post, Advocatus has this sentence: "The bottom line is that this controversy is not just about AMSL, it is about upholding the dignity of the human person and ensuring that people are not treated like pizzas."

That got me thinking. I might have a strategy that we can all agree on. And it's a tactic that hasn't been tried yet. Vocal questions and concerns to the administration and the Board of Governors seem to be dismissed, so how about silent protests showing united resolve? Something along the lines of Tinker v. Des Moines armbands? I suggest buttons. You know, those big round metal buttons pinned to your shirt with a safety pin. Imagine: students and professors together displaying buttons in the classroom; alumni prominently wearing buttons as they work in their respective law firms; FUMARE readers across the country sporting buttons as badges of solidarity. This post is half-jesting, but what do you think? Here is what I suggest as a design:

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