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Planting the seeds of Constitutional Crisis

The Constitution of a Nation is a set of Golden Rules and Principles which define the country. These are the tenets and fundamental principles which the country is built upon.

Thus any law enacted by the Parliament should not contradict the Constitution else it would be regarded as unconstitutional.

Of course, whatever written in the Constitution itself must not be self contradictory else we will face a Constitutional Crisis.

What the PAP is planning to do is to change the Constitution to allow a FLUID definition of law to be deemed as supreme. However, when the Constitution allows itself to be fluid in defining laws or principles of law, then it will risk a situation whereby when the defined principle contradicted other clauses embedded in the Constitution itself!

For the case of PAP’s plan, it wants to amend the Constitution to allow the Parliament to define the legality of Marriage alone and not to be challenged by the court. However, Parliament is NOT a long lasting entity in the sense that the composition of Parliament will change over time and thus, the definition of marriage will change over time as well!

If there is an instance that the Parliament decided to change the definition of marriage (this could be done with a simple majority) which will contradict the other aspects of the Constitution, we will end up with the situation of Constitutional Crisis!

But if the definition of marriage is defined explicitly and all are coherent and consistent to other aspects of the Constitution right now, no one can challenge or change the Constitution unless there is a two third majority in Parliament to amend it.

Thus, I regard PAP’s plan pointless and didn’t provide the necessary adequate protection to the definition of marriage but rather, planting the seed of Constitutional Crisis of internal contradiction.

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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15 Responses to “Planting the seeds of Constitutional Crisis”

  • Very Simple:

    With 99% nodding rubberstamps, my word is law. HAHAHAHA

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  • NotMyProblem:

    The constitution was changed to reserve for a Malay elected president. But an Indian was SELECTED to be a Malay President.

    The Malays were happy that an Indian was willing to represent them, since no Malay was capable.

    The constitution, to the PAP, is just a screen shot of writing in MS Word.

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  • HookedOnprosperity:

    Man shall live by every word which proceed from the mouth of God. This “mouth” surely must not be the man seated on ivory tower nor a religious god, both wrecked havoc on humanity throughout the history of man right?

    When you are not clear who should be “the mouth”(the word you live by), there can only be war or continually opened to future conflicts and contestation which in turn destabilises the world thus resulting in widespread sufferings.

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    This government, have been thee only government known to all in sg and the world, … since 1959 !!!

    They are “gods” on the island !!!

    C’mon, what are, the constitution, history or even the law, … whence placed or even dare one say, … mentioned, alongside such “gods” !!!

    You and it, will be, … damned, displaced and destroyed !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • xoxo:

    NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW… with the exception of A FEW GOOD MEN N WOMEN.

    NAJIB’S CASE IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIANS N GOVERNANCE.

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  • Asd:

    I think imagine where najib is you cannot even protest as one man and pm cannot be sued then what recourse can citizen seek or to just live with it

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  • SGconstitutionisdead:

    A proper constitution change should be 2/3 parliamentary vote and follow by Referendum.

    But SG is not.

    SG is going down the slippery road of Totalitarian.

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  • opposition dude:

    Aiyoh this Goh Meng Seng is concerned over such a small silly thing ah?

    Please note, the Constituition is just a list of rules and guidelines to follow, it does not mean that it HAS to be followed. If this was so then the Constituition would never, ever, be amended no matter which political party is governing.

    Let’s be frank lah, the PAP can do whatever it wants with or without the Constituition since they are the ones making the rules up even if it’s contradictory. And this will keep happening for as long as these donkeys are in power. You want the unfairness to stop you know what to do but this will take time since the majority are still kiasee.

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  • VS:

    pap is more slippery that the most slippery slope…singapore could sink even though it is sitting of bedrocks

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  • BTO demand rises:

    Demand for BTO by ‘singles’ could easily rise with the repeal of 377A.
    BTO4LBTQ! Anyone residing at Blk377A, beware! LoL…!

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  • Man n Man Act:

    Can write a new law called Marriage Act for Man n Man

    No need to change Constitution.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Someone tell this guy there can be no constitutional crisis in a communist state.

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  • Righteous:

    It is the RIGHT THING to protect the ‘traditional institution of marriage.

    If not, please tell us how did the LGBT comes from if not from its mothers’ womb?

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  • Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:

    Constitution is useless in Sinkiepore under the “LEEgime dynasty” lah. LOL.

    Whatever piece of written Constitution is only as practicable & valuable as the People who are willing to stand up for it.

    You think Kiasu, Kiasi, Kia ChengHu Sinkies will have the “hairy balls” to defend their so-called Constitution meh? LOL.

    GMS is a good man lah. Somehow, he seems “hopeful” for positive change for Sinkiepore system.

    As for me, I have long long ago given up on SSS Sinkies liao. LOL.

    That’s why I always say the ROOT cause is Sinkies rather than PAPies… and I have been right so far, given how we can all see Sinkies blindly taking the “Xperimental mRNA Jabs” for themselves & even their own kids!. Yes?/No? LOL.

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  • panyusg:

    Singapore will perhaps be the only country that needs to have the Constitution define what is marriage.

    What is Parliament for? Just make a Law that defines what is Marriage, Divorce, Infidelity, Short-gun Marriage, etc.

    Maybe we also have the Constitution define more stuff…Rape, Prostitution, Happy Ending, etc. etc.

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