Wed, Nov 09, 2005 - Page 8 News List

Letter: Pan-blues abusing the system

By Chen Ming-chung

The pan-blue coup after March 19 last year succeeded after all. We now have a "procedure committee" in the pan-blue dominated Legislative Yuan, dictating national policy on issues from national defense and arms purchases, blocking all nominations in the Control Yuan, making foreign policy through the "peace" bill and determining the freedom of the press in the form of a bill to create a national communications commission.

The incompetence of Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) allows this blatant abuse of the ROC Constitution to go on forever. Is anybody even bothering to ask exactly what "procedures" these bills violate to warrant their blockade by the "procedure committee"?

The pan-blues' blatant stand in favor of unification is forcing the hand of Taiwanese voters. There is no "middle of the road" for voters anymore. It is the DPP's duty to point out to the voters that they must choose freedom or be like Hong Kong.

Chen Ming-chung

Chicago, Illinois

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