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mur'phon
12-02-2008, 02:12 PM
Thailand has it's government banned by the constitutional court. (http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12716260&source=features_box2)
Let's hope the king dosen't want more power, or this could turn ugly.

Chevron 7 locke
12-02-2008, 03:04 PM
That is so not good.

Astor
12-02-2008, 04:03 PM
A party that storms TV studios, seizes government offices and maroons thousands of innocent foreigners potentially getting power doesn't sound good. But that's if that were the only thing to worry about...

Now, not only are there a lot of angry now ex-government officials, there's fights between the two main rivals. I'm not surprised that Thai Security Officials are worried about fighting.

If the situation deteriorates much more, I wouldn't be surprised if a civil war breaks out.

Sabretooth
12-02-2008, 11:39 PM
Hell yeah. Ban the government. It'll be a message that you don't just commit coup d'etat in a democracy and get away with it. This is a good move, and I don't really see how it's a step back for democracy. It in fact, promotes democracy.

Corrupt leaders and dishonest parties have no place in a democracy. The people of Thailand are pushing this fact forward. Well, Thaksin Shinawatra didn't have the cleanest record, but a change of government from the PPP is a good idea, in my opinion. :D

The Doctor
12-02-2008, 11:50 PM
From what I've read, the Thai government wasn't exactly the epitome of democracy to begin with.

mur'phon
12-03-2008, 01:18 AM
From what I've read, the Thai government wasn't exactly the epitome of democracy to begin with.

Indeed, however, at least it was a democratic government, which the people would be able to kick out if they want.

Sabre: Sarcasm y/n/m?

vanir
12-03-2008, 01:42 AM
Sabretooth has it spot on.

The dissolution of Parliament is a Constitutional act of Democracy, in order to represent the People and prevent absolutist and totalitarian administration. It is worth remembering that in a Parliamentary system of government the governing body is also the legislative body, which means basically they answer to no-one.

A piece of history: once apon a time there were Popes and Kings, the Popes had the land and the Kings had the law. Then came along Protestantism. Now the Kings had the land and the law. Enter Parliament. Now they had the land and the law and they gave Kings religion. So now a King is a Pope and Parliament is King. That's the short version.

Okay so what is Democracy? That's when the King's representative (a Governer-General or Constitutional Court) steps in when Parliament becomes corrupt.

/end European political lesson.

Now Yanks, well they're s p e c i a l.

:D

mur'phon
12-03-2008, 11:10 AM
Sabretooth has it spot on.

Sabre thought he was talking about Thailands previous crisis, so spot on is hardly accurate:D

vanir
12-05-2008, 02:07 AM
Corrupt leaders and dishonest parties have no place in a democracy.
This was the theme expressed in reponse to the thread. It was spot on and describes the current situation perfectly.

TheRogueForums
12-23-2008, 08:06 AM
Hell yeah. Ban the government. It'll be a message that you don't just commit coup d'etat in a democracy and get away with it. This is a good move, and I don't really see how it's a step back for democracy. It in fact, promotes democracy.

Corrupt leaders and dishonest parties have no place in a democracy. The people of Thailand are pushing this fact forward. Well, Thaksin Shinawatra didn't have the cleanest record, but a change of government from the PPP is a good idea, in my opinion. :D
I don't think it could have been said any better. Now, granted, this isn't the BEST way to go about it, as it's going to create even more disorganization and promote more violence, but it's a step in the right direction- getting the power that was wrongly taken by a group, and giving it back to the people.

Darth Avlectus
12-25-2008, 11:49 PM
Well, I guess letting a wound bleed and clean itself out is just how it all works sometimes. (shugs)

I just hope this kind of thing isn't a continuing trend around the world. It makes me think that whole 2012 talk might actually bear some truth instead of just being a half cooked conspiracy theory for alarmist con artists to make money from.

Tommycat
12-26-2008, 01:56 AM
It makes me think that whole 2012 talk might actually bear some truth instead of just being a half cooked conspiracy theory for alarmist con artists to make money from.

Why does it have to be one or the other? haha... maybe self fulfilling prophecy?