Behold Protest and Civic Duties

By: Nate Tulay |

Article 17

“All persons, at all times, in an orderly and peaceable manner, shall have the right to assemble and consult upon the common good, to instruct their representatives, to petition the Government or other functionaries for the redress of grievances and to associate fully with others or refuse to associate in political parties, trade unions and other organizations.” – Liberian Constitution 1986

The people of Liberia have the right to protest peacefully any time they want to express their dissatisfaction within the state according to Article 17 of the Liberian Constitution of 1986? And as a result, the government of Liberia has a civil duty to protect the people during their protest and provide a safe environment for everyone given that the constitution of the nation gives the people the right to protest peacefully anytime they want?

And yes, the government also has a civil duty to listen to the demands of the people during a peaceful protest if it is constitutional since the government works for the people and was created to serve the people and their needs?

And if the government is too corrupt to function and the people are demanding a regime change, that it is the Supreme Court’s responsibility to investigate the people’s claims against their government since the Supreme Court is the Overseer of the Government and laws and order within a state as well as also a part of the government?

Further, the government is not obligated to acknowledge or oblige by any unconstitutional demands by the people during a peaceful protest since it is against the constitution and the constitution is the laws and codes of order that govern the state? And as a result the people also cannot forcibly remove a government through force by aligning themselves with the military if it isn’t a right within their constitution? And as a result the removal of a government through the military or the people with violence and force is called a coup? And the government has the right to defend itself against a coup based on the constitution of most modern democratic nations, including Liberia’s?

And so if the Liberian People think their government is too corrupt to function and serve them and their needs as of hitherto, then they should also protest in front of the Temple of Justice or the Supreme Court of Liberia headquarter since it is the Supreme Court duty to investigate those claims and impeach a president and all government officials who are too corrupt to serve and perform their civic duty?

And so yes, force isn’t needed to remove a government if the courts are non-political and loyal to the people and the constitution and are able to perform their civic duty?

And as a result just let the former things marinate and make your own decisions because we are all rational beings? Huh?

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