Posted by Thanks but disagree, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Mr. Carpeneter should be commended for his generous offer.
However, unanimity has no place in politics, which by nature involves dissent and debate.
True enough, in a perfect world, we can use this disagreement to enhance our own points of view and not engage in any personally destructive behavior.
But I'd take the petty and vindictive behavior that unfortunately usually comes along eith disagreement any day over unanimity. That is, unless one expects only resolutions supporting mom and apple pie.
For this reason, unanimity is even more deadly for the "important" issues.