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Dr Navin C Naidu

Constitutional rupture, repair & rapture

The Constitution cannot protect us unless we protect the Constitution. – Thomas Sowell, American economist While the Americans are said to be champions of civil liberties and fundamental rights, lawyers familiar with the “constitutional avoidance” doctrine know how their judges...

Constitutionalism: arising or erasing?

Liberty lies in the hearts of the people; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court, can save it.— Learned Hand, American appellate judge. The UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, New Zealand and Israel function with “uncodified or unwritten...

Exiting the darkness

But stars cannot shine without darkness.— Anon The unknown, the unknowable and, by extension, total ignorance, repose in darkness as a choice. In politics, the unknown and unknowable are legislatively protected and placated by the Official Secrets Act, oaths of secrecy...

DISSENT: DEADLY, DESTRUCTIVE OR DEAD?

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of debate, discussion and dissent.— Humbert H Humphrey, former US Vice-President Dissent essentially engages the act of voicing opposition to policies or programmes offered by the government in power. It is not a...

Puerile politics

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. – Henry Kissinger, former American National Security Advisor Julius Evola, the Italian philosopher, captured the essence of puerile politics that assail voters’ sensibilities: “Americans do not think,...

Mitigating menaces

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson, third US President Reported history for the purposes of developmental political science accepts the fact that the politics of...

T- O – T- U: TYRANNY OF THE UNELECTED

Who is the master: the unelected judge or the elected politician?— Lord Neuberger, former President of the Supreme Court, UK TOTU refers to juridical abominations perpetrated by unelected lawyers who are elevated to the Bench. The irony that judges not...

G-I-G-O: Garbage In, Garbage Out

There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. – Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist Language being the dress of thought, GIGO was welcomed as a byword into our cultural lexicon. It’s...

Secrets of a nation’s greatness

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it. – Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher Switzerland, Singapore and the Scandinavian nations are hailed as role models for great nations. Brazil, Russia, India,...

Passing the baton

Young people need models, not critics. – John Wooden, American basketball coach Nelson Mandela’s inspirational advice to young people that they are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom is a...

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