Friday, November 30, 2007

Sonny and the Magdalos just don't get it

No matter how sinful or evil a person is, society should still not disregard the rule of law to catch him. If it does, then society is no better than that bad guy. Let me repost an excerpt from the play A Man For All Seasons, where St. Thomas More explained this concept better than me:

William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

Sonny, Lim, Teofisto, Robert, Bibeth and the Magdalo soldiers and symphatizers did just what William Roper wanted to do--mow down the laws of the Republic to bring down the Arroyo regime.

You don't do that, man, especially if there's no justifiable reason for it.

Atty. Argee Guevara said they weren't breaking any laws with the Peninsula seige. Are you kidding me? thats usurpation of real rights; sedition; assault; libel; slander; threats; coercion; the list could go on and on.

Tama ba yun? na mag-walk out ka sa hearing mo? Lakarin ang buong stretch ng Makati Ave. at salakayin ang isang 5-star hotel?

Thanks very much, Sonny, and you and your cohorts just sabotaged our economy once again!

Salamat, at lahat ng employees ng Peninsula walang trabaho ngayon!

Salamat, at baka parang Oakwood, ibenta ng Peninsula ang hotel nila sa Makati!

Salamat, at imbes na umakyat pa ang ekonomiya, eh bumaba pa ito!

The Magdalos should rename their group to Manggugulo.

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