KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: PNoy impeachment a farce PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:54

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: …You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in John 8:44, the Holy Bible).

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RP’s VERSION OF JUDAS, THE BETRAYER OF JESUS: Indeed, the accusation is true: many of those furiously defending President Aquino now from the three impeachment complaints accusing him of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust in connection with his “disbursement acceleration program” or DAP and his allowing the signing of the “Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement” (EDCA) with the US also staunchly defended former President Arroyo before.

It is clear that Aquino’s defenders in the House of Representatives and in the Senate have literally made a career of defending presidents during impeachment proceedings, evidently because of the huge political and economic benefits they get by doing so. We know who these lawmakers are. They and their families are the professional “political turncoats”, the modern day versions of the most loathed Biblical character,  Judas the betrayer.

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BLOODY END FOR A TURNCOAT: As a reminder to the Judases among Filipino politicians today, here are several accounts from the Bible of the kind of an end that happened to Judas, the original “turncoat” or “balimbing”.  In Acts 1:18, the Bible narrated: “With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out…”

In Matthew 27:3-5: “When Judas… saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. `I have sinned,’ he said, `for I have betrayed innocent blood.’ `What is that to us?’ they replied. `That’s your responsibility.’ So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself…”

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IMPEACHMENT VS. PNOY A FARCE: The impeachment proceedings against Aquino are all a farce. Imagine, everyone who is participating therein have received money from Aquino for one reason or another, although most received the money in consideration of their vote to impeach former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

So, how can anyone among these supposedly honorable lawmakers from the House of Representatives really claim sincerity and truthfulness in what they have been accusing Aquino with? Are not their own hands soiled with the dirt and blood of graft and corruption and of plunder too? So what they are quacking about if they, too, stole from the Filipino people?

The story of the woman adulterer which the Bible depicts in John 8:1-11 definitely convicts them of hypocrisy. In that story, the woman was caught red-handed in an adulterous act, and was brought before Jesus to be condemned. Yet, Jesus refused to condemn her, and laid down the rule that our lawmakers must seriously consider now: he who has no sin can cast the first stone.

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WANTED: UNTAINTED FILIPINOS WHO HAVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD: Yes, who among our lawmakers and all other politicians in this present society of Filipinos has no sin? Undeniably, everybody is a sinner. No one deserves to be elected and be addressed as “honorable”. But, as President Aquino himself asked before: where are these supposedly “honorable” men and women of Congress getting their thick-faced shamelessness that enables them to act as if they have not sinned?

It is in this regard that I agree with the call of the National Transformation Council in its “Lipa City Declaration” of August 27, 2014: this nation must find a way of reforming not just the politicians but of the system as well, so that only those who are really untainted and unblemished by sin will be given a chance at governance. The objective now is to find untainted Filipinos, those in whom the Spirit of God dwells.

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