My Dad brought up the point that in Egypt, we have a democratically elected president who was deposed by the military.
Now, on the one hand, he did not turn out to be the type of president that the people who elected him thought he would be.Many wish that they had made another choice.
On the other hand, he was deposed by the military, in what is a blatant coup. Not sure how their country is gonna turn out right now.
So we have the military deposing a legally and democratically elected choice of the people. Even though he is now unpopular.
Yet the military is clearly doing the popular thing.
So who is in the right? The majority of the people are apparently happy that Morsi is no longer in power…..Yet the people who oppose the “regime change” are correct that this is an illegal act. Unconstitutional.
What if it had happened here in the US?? What if, after the 2012 elections, a cabal of generals had chosen to take power? That would have met approval of many (myself included…sorta), but it would be illegal. And UnConstitutional.
Where would you have taken your stand? If you read this blog often, then you likely believe in the Constitution…..and the rule of law.
Would you oppose the military? Stand behind Obama? Fight for the constitutionally (and legally) elected leader? Or join the revolution? (I wouldn’t unzip for Obama if his teeth were on fire, but…..)
If you join the revolution, what does that say about your commitment to the Constitution?
Tough choice, innit?
Same for the Egyptians.
Really, Morsi is just Obama writ large.
Who is right here? Bad president who is legally elected, or do you trash the Constitution?