When this scheme was pushed through in Parliament, it was touted as the cure all remedy to prevent a rogue govt from dipping into the national reserves. At that time it was the best thought out plan to guard against a rogue govt. In the last few days, everyone in Parliament were condemning this as a loosely thought out scheme with many loopholes that needed to be patched. It is not funny for such an important institution in the Constitution to be aired in Parliament as something flimsy and flawed.
Did anyone then notice
anything wrong with this scheme? Why suddenly it was like ‘alamak’ this Elected
President scheme is so dangerous and must quickly be changed or else in the
next GE we will have a rogue as a president. Which rogue is likely to become the next
Elected President? Or was it that Kishore had an enlightenment, or was it that
he woke up from the wrong side of the bed and knocked his head, then God spoke
to him, that the Elected President scheme can end up with a rogue president?
Was this Elected President scheme designed to prevent a rogue govt from robbing
the reserves, and now the scheme itself is also feared to produce a rogue
president? And they want a group of
appointed men and women to guard the president? Do they need to guard the group
of wise men and women just in case they also become rogues? At this point in
time they could not see far into the future. Maybe Kishore would wake up
another day and shout, die die, the people guarding the Elected President can
also be rogues. Then how, form another committee to guard the wise men and
Why was this Elected
President a scheme deemed necessary then? I remember that they needed the
authority and power of the people to be vested in the President, someone that
is elected by the people will have the authority to deal with the elected
govt. Is it not funny that they now
proposed to have a few appointed men, not elected by the people, dunno where
they got their authority from, to control the Elected President, to veto the
President? Can a few not elected men or
women check on a President elected by the majority of the citizens, the 35% is
an exception and a bad example. It could be a President elected by 90% of the
people! Got logic or not? This is worse than having non elected MPs acting as
MPs to control elected MPs or to vote against elected MPs in Parliament.
By the way, why they
never think of minority interest then? Why now, must explain or not? And would this compromise the Elected
Presidency? The minority MPs had rightly pointed out that they did not want a
minority president that is not worthy, not meritocratic but put there because
he is a minority. This is the same reasoning as getting a degree from our
university by competing fairly with everyone, not being given a place and a
degree because one is a minority. That would compromise the person and his
degree if done that way. So, how to deal with this concern and reservation of
the minority interest?
I hope after this
amendment there will not be more Kishores down the road to cry wolf and said
got more problems with the Elected President scheme and more amendments must be
made. The rogue idea is really getting everyone very nervous and having
nightmares, cannot sleep. Naughty Kishore, better not come up with more bright
and scary ideas in the future. He is not known to be the only thinker in this
city state for nothing. When he thinks, the unthinking and not thinking will
take everything he said as gospel truth. It will happen, in the next PE!
It would be better for
Kishore to come up with a complete solution instead of what were being proposed
that appeared to have more holes than plasters. The final result will be full of plasters
patching over all the holes. And it
would also be better for Kishore to do the explanation as well to make it sound
scholarly and coherent and from a disinterested party.
PS. Under our
stringent criteria, it is believed that rich and high position men will not be
rogues. Only poor and less able men will likely to be rogues. George Bush Jr
and Obama would not even qualify to stand for election as an Elected President
without executive powers here.