- Posted February 5, 2014 by
NY, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Begging for democracy all over again
Thailand is currently in a life and death struggle for democracy.
The majority of the Thai people want it and deserve it. They’ve certainly more than earned it. However, one of the major impediments to democracy there is a powerful and corrupt court system. Unelected judges have been imposing their political will on the people. Reluctant to give up any of their ill-gotten power obtained from a military coup d'état in 2006, they have continuously made politically biased decisions. They’ve dissolved entire political parties, punished their political enemies and helped their political friends. Just recently, the Constitution Court thwarted an attempt by Parliament to change the Constitution to have all Senators fully elected by the people. Evidently, this is too democratic for the judges who help to appoint half of the Senate. So they ruled that this change to the Constitution was un-Constitutional. The worst thing is that the absurdity of their decisions doesn’t stop them at all. This is unacceptable to us and to freedom loving people across the world.
Thailand means “Land of the Free” but it is now time to free Thailand from the tyranny of its courts.