Thursday, April 17, 2008

Constitutional amendment

Now here's an intriguing development — Top Men in the U.S. administration are pressuring Japan to change the Constitution written by U.S. forces after World War II.

Specifically, the U.S. would like to persuade Japan to change this section:
Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
Know what I think? Leave the Japanese alone. I think the U.S. Constitution should be amended to include this section. It's an idea that's well past its time. I especially like the last line: "The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized." We had good talkers back in 1947. The next 61 years have proven talk is cheap.

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Anonymous Taran Jordan said...

It never fails to astonish me how openly and staunchly hypocritical government employees manage to be. Incredibly thorough and incredibly brazen.

I used to think they were just that idiotic and dense. Now I'm pretty sure it's done with intentional awareness. At least by the higher-ups. The flunkies probably are that dense.

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