Category Archives: Law

Judicial Independence

“All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous judiciary.” The words of United States president Andrew Jackson have assumed greater relevance in … Continue reading

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Referendum

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” “We the people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow … Continue reading

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Criticism

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” The words of Winston Churchill which, save for criticism which is … Continue reading

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Crusade.

“Radicals don’t care about the institutions. They are looking for an ideological crusade. Traditions don’t matter.” The words of American academic Norman Ornstein which some might consider apposite when considering the current Polish government’s quest to create the right sort … Continue reading

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Threatened

“One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and to try to run away from it. If you do that you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce … Continue reading

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Plan

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” The words of George S. Patton, a soldier for whom plans are important if the battle is to be won. And, as Brother Putin shows … Continue reading

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At Risk

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” The words of Charles de Montesquieu. And, fourteen months after the election of the current … Continue reading

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Tone

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” The famous words of Winston Churchill, who was dealing with the Soviet Union under Stalin rather than Russia under Putin. The world has changed – not always for the … Continue reading

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Cake, the Having and Eating thereof

“My Policy on cake is pro having it, and pro eating it.” The words of British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, which while having attracted a certain amount of derision encapsulate what must in reality be the object of any foreign … Continue reading

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Constitution

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” The words of Edmund Burke, as relevant this week as ever before when in the UK the judgment … Continue reading

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