Saturday, May 26, 2007
The Cold Constitution
The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of SOUTH AFRICA......./me cues the national anthem and a feeling of national pride... oh and you can picture the national flag in your head. Its something that this country and specially legal academics and politicians are very proud of. We all should be proud of it considering our rather less than happy past. Now im not going into the whole debate as to whether the constitution protects the rights of criminals more than innocent citizens because it doesnt.. it protects as all and affords us with rights that our parents and grandparents living in this country never had. So before I get told the constitution is nothing great I'll be the first to admit that its not perfect but honestly what is perfect.
Now why on earth would I blog on the constitution well I wrote constitutional law yesterday and this is part of the healing process were I "De-Constitutionalise" myself and get ready for my next paper. (Its a process so humor me ok) Now for abit of a rant I really loath studying the constitution its so monotonously boring and useless. You have to read articles written by bored men theorising about theories that only they understand. If you can read a 80 page constitutional article or any article on constitutional theory then honestly War and Peace is childs play. (No offence to those literary fundies out there). I just feel that basically constitutional law whilst it is based on the constitution is also alot of thumb suck. The judges feel it necessary to make judgements of over 100pages I mean WHY! DO THEY HAVE NO LIVES!. Do they like their own opinions so much or just have this completely sadistic nature that they feel the need to inflict hardship on poor law students......ok ill calm down....
When certain people mention/read the Constitution and how wonderfully democratic our country is they honestly seem to experience what I can only label as an "Constitutional Orgasm" With the reading of every section they seem to get more excited and flushed. "Section 7(1) enshrines the bill of rights....OOOOOOH.....my word is'nt this a naught constitution....... Think I need a cigarette... but wait lets read another section" Jeez for these people (case in point my lecturer) it should be "sextions" not "sections" of the constitution. She makes it sound sometimes like she sleeps with the constitution and undertakes indecent activities with it, that hows passionate she is, now thats gross misconduct dont you think?
Ok I think Im almost done de-constitutionalising. On another note how cold has it been lately I mean I know this is lame but who left the freeser open? I've had the displeasure of studying it for the past week in which it has been so cold I could have sworn I saw polar bears running around Joburg. Its been horrible to study in this cold you just want to curl upon the sofa with a blanket some hot popcorn and watch movies all day. Ah now thats the life.
Well guys My posts may be few and far between until the 20th of June or so. Please make dua for me that my exams go well and that I will do well. I write on the 4,8,12,13,15, and 18th of June so im up a creek without a paddle so please your duas will be appreciated. Thanks for helping in my process of De constitutionalising. I'll see you guys on the other side, keep the faith and enjoy life. :)
The Lone Writer