If you support Barack Obama and his unconstitutional actions designed to “go-it-alone” and ignore the entire legislative branch of our government, then you probably like the sounds of what is happening in Thailand right now…(emphasis added).
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian.
The development has sparked concern from human rights groups, lawyers, political parties and scholars who say the measure, Article 44 of a junta-imposed interim constitution, gives Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha unchecked authority over all three branches of government.
The measure gives Prayuth power over all aspects of government, law and order, and absolves him of any legal responsibility for his actions. Thai media have referred to Article 44 as “the dictator law.” <Associated Press, link>
And what do “leaders” do when absolute power corrupts them?
Under a similar law in the 1960s, a Thai dictator carried out summary executions.
Ah, right, sure sounds like “Progressive” policy to me.
But don’t worry, Liberals….just keep on your best behavior:
Prayuth sought to downplay the concerns, telling reporters he would use Article 44 “constructively” to solve security issues.
“Don’t worry,” he told reporters after a Cabinet meeting. “If you’re not doing anything wrong, there’s no need to be afraid.”