Parliament doesn't need you as a cheerleader - Daily Nation
In Summary
  • Parliament must be perceived by the people as the outlet of political pressures, a social valve that lowers social tensions and prevents violence by imposing dialogue.
  • Once the debate is polarised, Parliament stops legislating and overseeing in the interest of the common good, which is no longer ‘common’, since it has been kidnapped by narrow ethnic interests.
  • Over-politicising Parliament may seem natural or even normal and logical to any political master, but it destroys the possibility of any meaningful discussion based on constructive ideology.
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In Summary
  • Parliament must be perceived by the people as the outlet of political pressures, a social valve that lowers social tensions and prevents violence by imposing dialogue.
  • Once the debate is polarised, Parliament stops legislating and overseeing in the interest of the common good, which is no longer ‘common’, since it has been kidnapped by narrow ethnic interests.
  • Over-politicising Parliament may seem natural or even normal and logical to any political master, but it destroys the possibility of any meaningful discussion based on constructive ideology.
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ight: 35px }
In Summary
  • Parliament must be perceived by the people as the outlet of political pressures, a social valve that lowers social tensions and prevents violence by imposing dialogue.
  • Once the debate is polarised, Parliament stops legislating and overseeing in the interest of the common good, which is no longer ‘common’, since it has been kidnapped by narrow ethnic interests.
  • Over-politicising Parliament may seem natural or even normal and logical to any political master, but it destroys the possibility of any meaningful discussion based on constructive ideology.
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