Why I support Team Anna

August 22, 2011 at 9:09 am (FOSS) (, )

1) They exhausted all the “constitutional and democratic” recourses first. They wrote several letters but no one paid attention to them.

2) Team Anna does not claim that this will stop corruption. They say this will help reduce it a bit.

3) This is not so much a fight against corruption. This is about telling the Government that they are our employees and we pay them their salaries. They can no longer pass toothless bills with the assumption that people in India are dumb and wont really understand the specifics.

4) Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the USA said this :

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure.”

While I dont completely agree with the requirement of “blood as a manure” concept in the quote above, I subscribe to the broad view expressed therein.

 

(Adding to FOSS category so this shows up on planet india)

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1 Comment

  1. Debarshi Ray said,

    This is the part which makes me a little uncomfortable:

    “They exhausted all the “constitutional and democratic” recourses first. They wrote several letters but no one paid attention to them.”

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