Our Con­sti­tu­tion needs changes

Sun.Star Davao - - OPINION - Amado Munda dinky­munda@gmail.com

Chris­tian Mon­sod and ex-SCJ Da­vide are wrong - our Con­sti­tu­tion which both co-penned is not “... the best in the world and thus no changes are needed”. Here are some: 1. The QUAL­I­FI­CA­TIONS for the Pres­i­dent and other top of­fi­cials are un­re­al­is­tic - if not, ridicu­lous: “... read and write” only.

2. PO­LIT­I­CAL DY­NASTY is banned “... as pro­vided for by LAW”. So, 30+ years later, we have more po­lit­i­cal dy­nas­ties and war­lords be­cause the law ban­ning them is still not passed by them. Stupid!

3. The main rea­son why the Con­gress­men are tak­ing sev­eral months in find­ing prob­a­ble cause in im­peach­ing SCJ is be­cause the Con­sti­tu­tion is vague: what does “BE­TRAYAL OF PUB­LIC TRUST” SPECIF­I­CALLY con­sist of? Don’t leave this to our Con­gress­men to in­ter­pret.

(Of course, the OTHER rea­son is po­lit­i­cal grand­stand­ing @ na­tion­wide TV!)

4. Tax the re­li­gious or­ga­ni­za­tions the ul­tra rich re­li­gious oli­garchs and the very wealthy pri­vate schools. Take from the rich and give the tax rev­enues to the POOR and to our PUB­LIC SCHOOLS.

Let’s all read, study the 1987 Con­sti­tu­tion - more im­prove­ments can be made. Let us, the peo­ple, take the ini­tia­tive in DE­MAND­ING changes.

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