Friday, November 11, 2016

A Lesson from US Presidential Contest - A Robust Democracy



Thought of the Day

Folks, it is NOT END OF THE WORLD to have President Trump! Unlike Singapore, US has a more ROBUST Democratic political system with Separation of Powers institutionalized and embedded to effect REAL Checks and Balances. No matter how moronic or idiotic the President is, he or she will be checked and prevented from doing too much bad!

An idiotic or moronic President may not do much good, but at least for the next 4 years, he or she won’t do too much bad as well. 4 years later, if he could not perform or basically screwed up, the voters will just kick him out!


So instead of feeling devastated for Trump victory, we should learn something from this saga: It is more important to build a robust political system which has Separation of Powers institutionalized to effect Real checks and balances instead of betting on the hope that we could always choose wise and good guys into government!

Goh Meng Seng

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Unlike Singapore, US has a more ROBUST Democratic political system with Separation of Powers institutionalized and embedded to effect REAL Checks and Balances."
Goh Meng Seng

So as a leader of a upstart, albeit small, opposition party, it's your sacred duty to ensure Singapore has a Democratic political system as ROBUST as US has, or at least to start working hard towards it.

So would you mind reporting on your progress in this direction since 11 Sep 2015?