Or is it Roberd's Rules? I'm not Googling it today. This is a trend when you are in student government at some college. It is there when sit in on a session meeting or at presbytery. I was at the GOP 4th District Convention today, and there they were again. Those same rules of order.
It does make a meeting orderly, but it's like the meetings are more based on following the rules and old information than it is on new information. Perhaps it's because I'm in the post-modern generation where nothing is orderly that orderly meetings seem so strange.
But I introduce a motion to make that my R word for today. Anybody second? The floor is open for discussion.