On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:01 PM, Kerim Aydin <ke...@u.washington.edu> wrote: > Sure, a party can do this. And then splinter off and be a nomic. > BUT IN DOING SO, IT IS NO LONGER THE PARTY that the officer > Is tracking.
fwiw, I agree that "splintering off" doesn't count, but I think that a system of rules that exists in the context of a specific legal framework can still "provide means for itself" through that framework. Even if the only mechanism for amendment is an unalterable one provided by that framework, the system of rules is providing a means for itself to be amended by virtue of choosing to exist in a framework that provides such a mechanism. Although it is traditional for nomics to have rules that provide their own interpretation and be self-sufficient, I don't think that Rule 2368's definition of nomic requires them to do so.