Politics and the courts – a sad day for all
When the courts become the last place where political debate can take place, the country has become a sad sad place.
Chee obviously has a right to pursue the topic through legal means. And in courts is where he gets his day; open trial, immunities, etc.
But to do so in the courts, where politics is supposed to stay out is lowering the standing of the courts. Of course, one can argue were the courts originally even clean of politics in the first place? That is not for me to answer. What I do not want to see is using the courts to hold political debates, as the reports very well show that it is.
Was Chee forced into this? That political openness can only be demonstrated in the courts? Maybe. Possibly. Probably. Would this have been better aired in an open debate outside of the courts. Definitely. Would it have even taken place? Unlikely
Questions and maybes. What is certain is that the courts have become poorer because of it.