Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Freeing Trillanes assures P-Noy's downfall

I agree with Anti-Pinoy's BenignO, there is no rhyme or reason for granting Antonio Trillanes and his hordes amnesty.

A hundred sixty or more politicians in Congress and the Senate putting up a "clamor" to free a senator who disgraced himself by fleeing the courtroom in which he was being tried, dishonorably discharged military officers, and soldiers doesn't add rectitude to what is really no more than a brazen act of political accommodation.

The Oakwood mutiny and the Marines stand-off are the legacies of EDSA.  Where military adventurers hold it in their minds that they are somewhat saving the country from a corrupt regime in the mold of Fidel Ramos and Juan Ponce Enrile.

Nothing threatens our democracy more than a band of soldiers who take arms or threaten to take arms against a duly constituted government for whatever reason.

Article II, Section 3 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution states, "Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State. Its goal is to secure the sovereignty of the State and the integrity of the national territory."

This grant of amnesty ultimately shows that the rot of the previous administration is still very much with us.  This rot, this cancer, is the unequal treatment of the powerful and the powerless.

What this shows is that if you some amount of coercive power and can wield it against the state, you will always be treated with kid gloves and be granted pardon for whatever crimes you may have committed.

The military, long accustomed to corruption, will much better suffer the whims of a corrupt tyrant than suffer the intellectual musings of a weak and inept elected leader.

Mind you, President Noynoy Aquino will soon find himself being bitten by the dogs that he has freed.


sekiong said...

I totally agree with your gringo honasan who became senator now others like trillanes will venture into coups to get into politics..once noynoy becomes the target of another coup then he'll realize his folly.

Pinoy Buzz said...

Na-encourage lang ang mga sundalo na lumabag sa constitution.

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