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Jul 14, 2011

Will tampering with the constitution fix crime?

Antoinette Moore

Government is proposing a raft of anti-crime legislation that requires constitutional amendments. Included are preventative detention measures, trial without jury and implementing the death penalty. But will tampering with the constitution fix the problem of crime?  The Human Rights Commission thinks not and says it is alarmed at the frequency with which the government is making changes to the supreme law of the land. Attorney Antoinette Moore of the HRC voiced her concerns.

Antoinette Moore, Secretary, Human Rights Commission

“Because the government of the day has the super majority that is required by the constitution to change any aspect of the constitution, any part of it; it is a danger. It’s a danger that they do so with the greatest of care and are prudent and thoughtful and think in a long term way as opposed to short term, as you say, knee jerk. And it’s the view of the Human Rights Commission at this point that they are being knee jerk. The constitution in section sixty-nine indicates what the process must be to change any aspect of the constitution. To amend the sections that the government is presently attempting to amend—that’s part two of the constitution, which is the fundamental rights and freedoms section—to change that you have to have three fourths vote in the House of Representatives and a super majority in the senate. But you almost must wait at least a ninety day period between the introduction of those bills, which in this case was on the thirteenth of May and the second reading. So of course the ninety days has not run yet for the introduction of these constitutional amendments.”

The HRC is taking their case across the country with public consultations.

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5 Responses for “Will tampering with the constitution fix crime?”

  1. Elgin Martinez says:

    I disagree with everything else, but the death penalty for the murderers.

  2. Abe says:

    Oh these sick sick human rights people!!! This is the reason why we have crime. Completely Godless people man. Death penalty is even Biblical, so why cant we follow what God implemented! I support Barrow to the fullest extent on this!!!

  3. John Boy,Carson,Ca says:

    Someone should lock up Abe,and strip him off all his rights,since human rights is just for sick people.I have no problem with the death penalty if the State could prove that a person is guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt.Abe is such a smart person,He said the reason we have crime is because we have rights.In the year 2011 we still have people with that type of mentality.I thought we are beyond that stoneage thinking.

  4. subKonshus says:

    Ok then Abe…when the GSU pull up to your house and drag you out in the rain and lock you up for 1 month with a charge then you will get the sense!

  5. subKonshus says:

    Ok then Abe…when the GSU pull up to your house and drag you out in the rain and lock you up for 1 month without a charge then you will get the sense!

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