To exceed the defense is to become the enemy we claim to fight.
I really have no commentary on the present goings-on in our Country (at least as far as those issues hugging the headlines at the moment).
Sometimes, you have to draw back from these things to see them from perspectives far from the maddening crowd. It all seems so confusing right now.
One thing is for sure though: If it were that the Executive and the Judiciary is indeed carrying out the beginnings of a constitutional crisis - let us be wary.
Let us be wary for our own good sake's.
Let us not be bitter. Let us not be hasty. But let us be prudent.
Let us be solicitous for the people caught in between - both rich and poor alike - let us care about the way they are treated and let it be a reflection of our finer sense of Justice.
Let us be rightly concerned about the plights of both GMA and the farmers of HL - let us be solicitous for their deliverance - the former from an unjust retribution and the latter from further exploitation.
We are after all, one nation - not two, or three, or four - but one.
Running Commentary -
20111209: Mind you, I too pine for Justice to come favor our Republic with the full measure of her virtue.
Now, the Justice I thirst for is not in spirit animated by either vengeance or hatred. [Please see the 3rd Cause.]
The Justice I seek for us, my people, is not the crude give and take rule of the wilderness but the virtue that restores the truth to end all injustices.
We should therefore be wary of a false sense of justice in our midst in much the same way we guard against false hope.
This is what I mean when I say we should be wary.
We should not allow ourselves [our hearts and our minds] to be drawn into a meaningless sense of division but stand steadfastly on the strength of first principles.
It is not fair having to have to choose between two co-equal branches of the one government we have entrusted to carry forward the singular vision of our one Republic peace.
While, it is true that the Supreme Court's most recent decisions seem to be leaning somewhere suspect it still remains that those decisions still are decisions of the Supreme Court.
Man can not live without order. Law is necessary, even laws that are broken and evil, because where there is no law, Man can not long endure.
It is to this order, this nascent Constitutional order, that I perceive the real damage of the current divisions engulfing the Executive and the Judiciary is being received - subtly, with consequences that are very difficult to foresee.
I still do not doubt the President's sincerity but his methods of late especially as regards this row with Chief Justice Corona seem to wax less than the nobility of his intentions.
Therefore, may both the Executive and the Judiciary work together to decisively put an end to their disagreements and present to us, the people, a united will and a common vision.
20111212: If it was that the 2004 elections were indeed hi-jacked, we have a lot more soul searching to do as a nation than I previously thought... I think about it and leads me to a place so dark and so deep i don't want to go there just yet.
Does this mean we might still be in denial as a people as regards to how sick and impoverished our one Republic truly is?
Does this mean it hasn't yet completely dawned upon us how far-reaching and broad our responsibilities to each other is to see our nation through this long night?
20111214: I've been reading some really polarizing articles on the impeachment of Chief Justice Corona - minds out there seem split, conflicted between their condemnation of one or the other (President Noy or the Chief Justice).
I think this is why due process should take its place. Because if we do not see this trial to the end, we - the people - will never know.
It is this ignorance that is dangerous.
Furthermore, I sense something is off about they way Chief Justice Corona delivered his most recent speech - it was as if he was digging in for a fight - but a fight with whom?
On the other hand, President Noy is taking great pains to frame his arguments even at great cost to his political capital, working and thinking hard to clarify his position amidst words like dictator, enemies of the court, and Hitler.
It might not be anger or hatred (or revenge) that we are presently seeing from our President but sheer determination and history might recognize it as such.
In any case, due process must take its place...
20111215: Define independence. Independence from what? I think what our Country needs is a new generation of citizen-servants!
I want you to bear - into your heart and mind -
that old familiar Flag - our Old Defiant.
- selah -
We can not be the Country we weren't meant to be,
my brothers and sisters of the Promise.
we have to be better than that
if for no other reason than because
we deserve better than that.