Jurisprudence is like the queen’s chastity
Today, Taiwan’s jurisprudence died!
The justices’ dying words for President Tsai Ing-wen:
President Tsai Ing-wen is the murderer. She has sentenced the justices to death.
Those who are rich are given life, and those who are poor are given the death sentence.
[Master Chen Says] These are some of the comments made by a Taiwanese commentator Tang Hsiang-lung in a rather well written literary commentary in Chinese on November 30, 2016.
Taiwan’s Association of Justices representing more than 2,000 judges has finally spoken out critically against President Tsai Ing-wen by expressing their discontentment and their frustrations.
They say that Taiwan’s politicians use political jargon to cover up their miserable achievements and win media exposure. If President Tsai Ing-wen cannot understand who is being criticized, then “Taiwan is truly unsalvageable”. “It is as if President Tsai Ing-wen has announced to the world that Taiwan’s jurisprudence has died!” She has said Taiwan’s jurisprudence has lost the trust of the people and therefore it needs to be reformed. Thus, she has used political struggle to reform Taiwan’s justice system, nominating seven “deep Green, Taiwan independence minded” justices who fundamentally do not identify with the constitutional system of government of the Republic of China while she announced herself as convener of the judicial reform commission. A retiring justice says that Taiwan’s judicial reform will face a high degree of political crisis. Over these past few years, she and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have been using political correctness to instigate street protests against the Kuomintang government, vilifying the judiciary, nurtured a group of “judicial Green revolutionary guards” and created an atmosphere of politics take command in the legal profession, among lawyers, prosecutors, judges and academicians of law, and thus severely damaging the credibility of Taiwan’s judiciary. Taiwan’s judiciary has now become the political tool of specific political platforms. Under the DPP government, judicial reform is being carried out by the DPP itself.
“This is like asking the devil to fetch the prescription”, and thus, judicial reform is hopeless.
Tsai Ing-wen doubted “the judicial chastity” of the judiciary of the previous administration of the Kuomintang, yet, now only half a year in office, she has trampled the credibility of the judiciary in the name of “rescuing” it politically. Judicial reform is but a big farce, and this has made people feel pessimistic.
Satisfaction with President Tsai Ing-wen’s performance has been declining like an avalanche and a free fall. She is using the distrust of the people as a political pretense to launch her judicial reform, turning Taiwan’s judicial reform into a “judicial revolution”, and Taiwan’s democracy and rule by law are now at the edge of the cliff. The Association of Justices has finally spoken out.
Today, Taiwan’s jurisprudence died! Taiwan’s future is pessimistic.