08 May 2019
Beware of Vexatious Election Calls
An elected member of Parliament has the duty to limit her/his expressions of judgment to the group that elected her/him. The head of that member’s political party has the duty to limit her/his expressions to the party’s share of membership in parliament. Hence the group that wins most seats gets to lead the political aspects of government – for example votes in parliament. In democracy – the group demonstrating distinct diversity in outer values that gets the second highest votes – becomes the Equal Opposition. Under Autocracy such a person / group would the eldest junior and would need to wait for time to promote them to the top. Where the groups fail to show diversity – they actually confirm suitability for autocracy. Buddhism foremost which renders senior position to Buddhism – confirms that the Sri Lankan constitution and its makers are autocratic and therefore are not suited for democracy.
Any member of parliament seeking to express judgment has to use the law and the principles governing the relevant law to judge and mark rights and wrongs – as we do using scientific theory. Every citizen has equal right to so judge for her/his own purposes. Beyond that one has the right to take the matter before the judiciary. To my mind, to criticize the law solely for the purpose of harassing the opponent amounts to vexatious litigation. One who believes in the law and the system of law would never be vexatious. Wikipedia presents the following understanding:
[Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought solely to harass or subdue an adversary. It may take the form of a primary frivolous lawsuit or may be the repetitive, burdensome, and unwarranted filing of meritless motions in a matter which is otherwise a meritorious cause of action. Filing vexatious litigation is considered an abuse of the judicial process and may result in sanctions against the offender.
A single action, even a frivolous one, is usually not enough to raise a litigant to the level of being declared vexatious. Rather, a pattern of frivolous legal actions is typically required to rise to the level of vexatious. Repeated and severe instances by a single lawyer or firm can result in eventual disbarment.]
Today, through Newsfirst News Line, program, the Hon. Shehan Semasinghe, M.P. – member for Anuradhapura district in Sri Lankan Parliament kept criticising the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. http://col3negtelevision.com/tv-1-news-line-08-05-2019-col3neg-117116.html
Mr Semasinghe expressed the view that elections should be held whenever the People wanted to do so. Mr Semasinghe did not explain how the belief based will of the People was to be determined and given form. As per the above definition of vexatious actions - Mr Semasinghe is guilty of being vexatious.
Many of us – non-Buddhists – do not find a logical balance in the Buddhism Foremost article in the Constitution. Yet we continue to practice our respective religions within the space allocated to us. Since the Constitution is the first law of belief one would expect it to have logical balance – just like any reliable scientific theory. A true practitioner of Equal Opportunity principles in her/his environment – develops the inert powers to effectively activate the vexatious dismissal in any environment – including in journalism and politics. Often they are the invisible powers. Belief in another / others confirms vertical power. Belief in oneself only confirms lateral power at primary level.
The picture presented by Mr Semasinghe was read by me – as a vote of confidence to hold elections before the full term. Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa did just that which is presented as follows by Wikipedia:
[Two years ahead of schedule, in November 2014, Rajapaksa signed an official proclamation confirming that he will seek re-election for a third term, after being unanimously endorsed by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The first time any Sri Lankan President has ever done so. Though his second term officially was to end in November 2016, he could legally seek re-election after completing four years in office, a marker his office said he passed on November 19.]
As the reports confirm, Mr Rajapaksa consulted with his Astrologer to shorten the term facilitated by law – which was six years. He lost and one is entitled to conclude that this was because the true votes of belief of Sri Lankans confirmed that majority were against Mr Rajapaksa.
A true vote is one cast by a true believer in Sri Lanka and the Equality of every voter top whom Sri Lanka is ‘home’ irrespective of their status through various avenues. If therefore Tamils for example voted with the belief that they were Equal Sri Lankans - knowing very well that they were not likely to form government – their vote would be greater in ownership value than Sinhalese who vote as per their expectations of quid pro quo returns for their votes. Then democracy promotes equilibrium of belief – by drastically demoting the second highest vote winning Sinhalese party. This confirms also that by belief in Sri Lanka - the voters have become common and have transcended the physical differences –directly and/or through their leaders in family, workplace and politics. Practice of Common Law is such an avenue. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity in Sri Lanka are also such common pathways. Together they could become a stronger force than Buddhism foremost followers.
The real value of a vote is based on this common belief. If the consolidated value of votes of Hindus, Muslims and Christians is more common than the value of Buddhists – then a fair election would confirm the picture that evolved in 1977 and in 2015 – which confirmed Tamils and therefore minorities as the leading Opposition in National Parliament. The attack on one’s belief returns to the attacker exponentially. The deeper we believe – the less our consciousness that we are minority. Hence – Gandhi’s saying ‘Even if you are a minority of One the truth is the truth’. Pure Truth is Absolute power that no human collective power could equal at primary level. True belief brings down the votes of ancestors of that area against those who abuse majority power.
The Sri Lankan President confirmed lack of belief in the law through his actions in October 2018. Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa was a partner in this. Mr Rajapaksa stole the Leader of the Opposition position from Tamils after the October coup. This meant the loss of Sovereign power that flows from belief based structure. Hence the Attack from outsiders. The Sri Lankans I believe in will identify with this belief based balanced logic.
When someone dies, the land where they die acquires their real values – be they good or bad – exponentially. Hence the memorials to clear the bad and enhance the good heritage of Sri Lankans to be born. American, Kieran - who was 11 years old , died in the Easter bombings and his father Alexander Arrow shares his belief that Kieran was special - ‘Father of Boy Killed in Sri Lanka Easter Bombing Wants the World to Know What It Lost’ – by CBN news.
As per my belief, by dying in Sri Lanka and by being mourned by Sri Lankans – Kieran has shared exponentially his true talents of global value. Much as I would not want that kind of pain – I do believe that birth and death are Divine. The fact that the death happened on Easter Sunday confirms to the true believer that all those who died without any relationship to the killers added value to Sri Lanka exponentially through their respective goodness. Likewise all civilian war victims which contributed exponentially to the downfall of Rajapaksas in 2015. The Easter Sunday killers’ relatives – through common purpose – which may or may not include biological relationships – would reap the equal and opposite other side – exponentially. This is why we need to do our best and leave the rest to the Lord / Common Truth.
What happens during the leadership of a person is naturally owned by the leader. Those who take ‘credit’ for war victory – are automatically debited with exponential value of civilians who were helpless and therefore became children of God. They say that all is fair in love and war. This is so – so long as one does not take credit nor allocate debit. One who takes credit in love or war gets the other side exponentially. Likewise one who takes debit in love or war get the other side opportunities exponentially.