Gautam Bhatia’s on The Supreme Court’s Anthem Order
- Secondly, if Supreme Court judgments and orders were to constitute “law” under Article 13, then every such judgment or order would be subject to a further fundamental rights challenge
- Writing about the Habeas Corpus judgment, H.M. Seervai wrote that “ordinary men and women would understand Satan saying ‘Evil be thou my good,’ but they were bewildered and perplexed to be told by four learned judges of the Supreme Court, that in substance, the founding fathers had written into the Emergency provisions of our Constitution ‘Lawlessness be thou our law.’” If Mr. Seervai was alive today, I wonder what he would think of judicial orders that do not even seem to consider whether there is a legal basis for what they seek to accomplish.
Source: The Illegality of the Supreme Court’s National Anthem Order
People who can adapt a-synchronicity into a synchronous whole, make great art. Shostakovitch, Simon & Garfunkel, Beethoven’s 5th, Ali. They weren’t meant to be. But look at the beauty they add to our lives.
To live by hope is fine. Even necessary. To live on hope, foolish. The first makes you optimistic, the second makes you blind.
- Both sides agree, War is the language of Peace
- Skepticism makes for a good scientist. Cynicism for a lazy democrat
- All fascists believe in salting the earth. Psychopaths do too. If not mine, better dead than alive…
- Mistaking aphorisms for truth, may be the hallmark of the twitter-age literati
- We are all prisoners of war. Some wars are being fought against us. Some, we are fighting against the world.
- The problem with flesh and blood people is, they don’t have a click-to-close button