No constitution favors the politicians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 28.09.09 | 05:31 (IST)

    If I were a politician I would not want a constitution. A constitution ties the hands of politicians. And provides a standard to which they must hew Israel has no constitution because it was born amidst disorder. Too busy fending off those intent upon exterminating Israel, it simply adopted the existing law of the British Mandate as it's basic law. And now, 60 years later, that 'basic law' is a malleable realm for all sorts of corruption, and degeneracy. Whether or not to reign in it's politicians by reform and a constitution is something Israelis must decide. Israelis might be most hospitable to the current total and unrestrained corruption./ If so, they have what they want, and what else might 'democracy' be?

    from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
    First published 16:53 27.09.09 | Last updated 16:11 13.11.09
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