The Term Limits Hearings, Friday

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From The New York Times Published: October 17, 2008; retrieved: May 26, 2014

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The Term Limits Hearings, Friday

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The City Council’s sergeants-at-arms ejected protesters opposed to changing term limits without a popular vote this morning, during testimony by, from left, Richard D. Parsons, chairman of Time Warner; Helen M. Marshall, Queens borough president; and a former Council speaker, Peter F. Vallone Sr. (Photos: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
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No. 3: Mark de Solla Price, a writer, civil rights activist and AIDS advocate, quoted Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey as saying that the moral test of a government is how it treats those at the dawn of life (children), those at the twilight (elderly) and those in the shadow of life (the sick and the disabled). He said he has been living with H.I.V. since 1983 and has been medically disabled for two years. He called the current predicament “a perfect storm.” He concluded, “As a liberal Democrat, I urge you to be republicans, with a lowercase R, and to do the bold thing, in the best interests of the city and the voters, by extending term limits.”
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The Term Limits Hearings, Friday

The Term Limits Hearings, Friday

protesters
The City Council’s sergeants-at-arms ejected protesters opposed to changing term limits without a popular vote this morning, during testimony by, from left, Richard D. Parsons, chairman of Time Warner; Helen M. Marshall, Queens borough president; and a former Council speaker, Peter F. Vallone Sr. (Photos: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

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No. 3: Mark de Solla Price, a writer, civil rights activist and AIDS advocate, quoted Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey as saying that the moral test of a government is how it treats those at the dawn of life (children), those at the twilight (elderly) and those in the shadow of life (the sick and the disabled). He said he has been living with H.I.V. since 1983 and has been medically disabled for two years. He called the current predicament “a perfect storm.” He concluded, “As a liberal Democrat, I urge you to be republicans, with a lowercase R, and to do the bold thing, in the best interests of the city and the voters, by extending term limits.”

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