President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has directed a new paradigm in the peace process by mandating that peace negotiations be refocused from one centered on dialogue with rebels to one of authentic dialogues.
Last week at the final hearing of the Supreme Court on the MOA-AD, Soliciator General Agnes Devanadera dela Vativa said “The panel conveyed to me that the MOA was not submitted to the Office of the President..She never saw it, she was never shown a copy.”
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Why should it be the actual standard for ‘creating’ law? Why indeed. If President doesn’t even know what the law says, what chance do I have? As it stands, This is an idea whose time has come, again.We expect these idiots to keep us safe? They can’t. They never could, and they never will.
Congress should investigate these flocks of idiot s immediately, but really, will that help? Congressional hearings take months to set up, and months more to accomplish anything. By the time they call these wayward wacko onto the carpet, who knows how many enemies of Malacanang could be in the pipeline? and how many bags of goodies to a friendly and corrupt Congressman? And that’s assuming Congress bothers to do anything. Maybe they just won’t see a problem. Apparently, these Palakpak Boys of the president do not learn from experience, even recent experiences, willful blindness was evident. Politicians are, of course, rarely plain-spoken people, so it’s often difficult to understand exactly what they’re saying. This is how, of course, they can do exactly the opposite of what you thought they were going to do, which is what they almost invariably do after you elect them. But if you pay close attention to what they say, you can often figure it out beforehand.
We should be marching on Congress by the millions with pitchforks in hand in protest of what these Pidalism government has done to our country and the nothing it plans to do about it. Yet they aren’t, primarily because they don’t understand the problems and disrespecting the Constituition.
Constitution has served us well, but it will continue as a strong, vibrant, and vital foundation for freedom only so long as we remain dedicated to the basic principles on which it rests. How do we balance personal liberty against public safety in the face of grave national danger? Are there inevitable trade-offs, and, if so, when must we let the Constitution bend and when must we insist that it stand firm? There are inevitable trade-offs to anything, but we are either governed by the Constitution or we are governed by elected representatives who can follow or reject the Constitution as they see fit. Or, as it increasingly seems, we are governed by a bureaucracy of appointed officials distant from either the will of the people or the restraint of the Constitution. I understand the need for national security, but our Constitution allows for the necessary functions of government in peace and in war while protecting the rights of its citizens.
Mrs.Pidal has been engaging in an Orwellian tactic known as doublespeak in its justification for the war she created in Mindanao. Doublespeak is the art of saying one thing and conveying one meaning, while having another meaning actually in mind. We’ll never be able to stop Mrs.Pidal from engaging in doublespeak because she is constantly engaging in mischief, But if we’re vigilant about it, we can keep Mrs.Pidal and her goons; in check and backpedaling.