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    • r cummings
    • 08.04.12 | 05:17 (IDT)

    Governments have to be held in check by the law, it is one of the most fundamental safeguards in a democracy. The GOI wants to over-ride it so that it push through extremist, undemocratic and illegal policies that would be blocked by a high court in any other democracy. Mustn't let it happen, politicians and their policies are too frequently self-interested, short-termist, populist and corner-cutting, anything for a vote and an advantage. The law is the sole bulwark against state encroachment and abuse of state power and it needs to be strong and independent. If the High Court becomes subservient to the whims of the Knesset, Israel is on the rocky road to fascism. The fascists always start by usurping the powers of the court, because it is always the principal obstacle to fascist and one-party rule.

    from the article: Justice Minister pushing for bill that aims to reinstate law struck down by Israel's Supreme Court
    First published 00:51 08.04.12 | Last updated 00:51 08.04.12
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