Wednesday, December 7, 2011

President Noynoy Aquino's rants against the Supreme Court

So-called legal experts have been commenting negatively about President Noynoy's remarks against the Supreme Court Chief Justice. They think that those statements were uncalled for and "disturbing", coming from the head of a co-equal branch of government. But, what is so wrong with asking the Chief Justice to at least hear the position of the government and turn his post the way the Constitution intended the court to be--an impartial judge?


Among the constitutional bodies of government, the Supreme Court enjoys the least trust and confidence from the people. And why so? Because there is a perception that this Court has been politicized already by the people behind the previous dispensation.


What is so wrong with asking this Chief Justice to at least be cooperative with the government's current efforts to cleanse the bureaucracy of misfits and grafters?


What is so wrong with pleading with this Chief Justice to stop playing politics and instead focus on really applying the Spirit of our laws instead of considering your links with the former First Couple?


For a democracy to continue working, the system must have an Executive branch dancing in tango with the Judiciary and the Legislative departments.


If the Executive is the only branch that is pursuing a reform agenda and the two other branches lag behind, then, what will happen to us?