Monday, January 01, 2007

The Constitution Amendments

President Hosni Mubarak has submitted to the Parliament the amendments for our constitution. The Government's press is hailing this move as a breakthrough in Democracy for Egypt and trumpeting the amendments as a leap forward for Egypt's social and economic welfare.
The opposition is criticizing some of the amendments like the new Terrorism article, article 76 that was amended just one year ago.
The real problem in Egypt is not a constitution amendment or a problem with the law environment which is very disintegrated anyway, the real problem is that this regime does not have any respect to the constitution or any other laws and the judicial system has no independence.
Don't we have since 1971 (last major amendment of our constitution) in section 3 of our constitution concerning the freedom,rights and obligations of the citizens that personal freedoms and rights, homes, communications is sacred and doesn't this section organizes how the Government can arrest and prosecute its citizens. Do you believe that any of this is respected in Egypt? Of course not. When the interior Minister goes on TV and says that all communications of citizens is recorded and who ever is afraid of that has to refrain from using his mobile and Mashy he is still in his position! When we have more than 20,000 (the right number is unknown and the ministry of interior is dealing with this number as a national security issue) citizens who are in jails without prosecution for as long as 15 years.

Don't we have an arsenal of laws against corruption and misuse of power and it applied depending on loyalty to the regime and we are listed the 76th on the Transparency International list.

Don't we have traffic laws that nobody is respecting?
And the funny thing is with all the amendments that Mubarak presented to the Parliament, article 77 that states that our President can rule as long as he is alive is not included and by the way even if this article was amended it wouldn't have affected the current President (79 years old) who stated that he will rule Egypt as long as his heart is beating!


At 10:21 PM, March 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4:34 PM, August 14, 2007, Blogger Jim Baxter said...

The missing element in every human 'solution' is
an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view of self,
others, relationships, institutions, life, and future. Many
problems in human experience are the result of false
and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

Human knowledge is a fraction of the whole universe.
The balance is a vast void of human ignorance. Human
reason cannot fully function in such a void; thus, the
intellect can rise no higher than the criteria by which it
perceives and measures values.

Humanism makes man his own standard of measure.
However, as with all measuring systems, a standard
must be greater than the value measured. Based on
preponderant ignorance and an egocentric carnal
nature, humanism demotes reason to the simpleton
task of excuse-making in behalf of the rule of appe-
tites, desires, feelings, emotions, and glands.

Because man, hobbled in an ego-centric predicament,
cannot invent criteria greater than himself, the humanist
lacks a predictive capability. Without instinct or trans-
cendent criteria, humanism cannot evaluate options with
foresight and vision for progression and survival. Lack-
ing foresight, man is blind to potential consequence and
is unwittingly committed to mediocrity, collectivism,
averages, and regression - and worse. Humanism is an
unworthy worship.

The void of human ignorance can easily be filled with
a functional faith while not-so-patiently awaiting the
foot-dragging growth of human knowledge and behav-
ior. Faith, initiated by the Creator and revealed and
validated in His Word, the Bible, brings a transcend-
ent standard to man the choice-maker. Other philo-
sophies and religions are man-made, humanism, and
thereby lack what only the Bible has:

1.Transcendent Criteria and
2.Fulfilled Prophetic Validation.

The vision of faith in God and His Word is survival
equipment for today and the future. Only the Creator,
who made us in His own image, is qualified to define
us accurately.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the

That human institution which is structured on the
principle, "...all men are endowed by their Creator with
...Liberty...," is a system with its roots in the natural
Order of the universe. The opponents of such a system are
necessarily engaged in a losing contest with nature and
nature's God. Biblical principles are still today the
foundation under Western Civilization and the American
way of life. To the advent of a new season we commend the
present generation and the "multitudes in the valley of

Let us proclaim it. Behold!
The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

semper fidelis
vincit veritas

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