Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rule of Law at stake in South Korea

One of my favorite Korea Herald writers, Lee Jae-min, worries in "Divided and adrift" (March 7, 2017) as to where the current political chaos in South Korea is taking us during this impeachment process of President Park:
In theory, the decision of the Constitutional Court should close the chapter on this saga. We call it rule of law. But both pro- and anti-impeachment groups are now ratcheting up pressure on the Constitutional Court by threatening non-obedience if the decision is adverse. This is simply unacceptable: with the rule of law replaced with street anger, we simply stop being a democratic society.
Events could turn nasty rather quickly if street anger erupts in this gusts-of-popular-feeling country. Park was impeached yesterday (March 10), so we'll soon see if the rule of law holds.



At 1:20 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Sounds like South Korea is reflecting the United States these days.

At 4:12 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Yeah, both countries are bitterly divided.

Jeffery Hodges

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