Monday, December 26, 2011


Just a thought: The Supreme Court is "Supreme" while the Office of the President is only an "Office"

A golden comment (no, not from Midas' touch) by Filipino Thinker:

"We must all accept that under the Constitution, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of the law. Not the President, not the Department of Justice, not the Congressmen, and especially, not activist movements. Citizens of a country must learn to abide by the High Court's decisions. Otherwise, our system of laws will break down. If the system of laws is not followed, our courts will no longer be able to protect our rights as individuals. Every disagreement will be settled based on the whims of whoever is in control of state power at the moment, and our individual freedoms will be sacrificed. But what if the Supreme Court is wrong? Under the Constitution, the Supreme Court decides what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, the Supreme Court is always right. Our system of laws was designed this way so there can be a final resolution to disagreements. Without the High Court as the final arbiter, disputes can go on forever, and there could be chaos in society. The Constitution provides impeachment as a check-and-balance on the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is not infallible. However, impeachment must be based on solid evidence and due process must be followed. Railroading an impeachment complaint is not due process."

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