Tuesday, September 05, 2006

This day does not belong to one man but to all. Let us together rebuild this world that we may share in the days of peace.

I would hope this would make you feel as warm and fuzzy as it does me. The 25 year old heir to the throne of the Bhutaan crown will abdicate in favor of a constitutional democracy.

Bhutan in 2004 year unveiled a 34-point Constitution and the same was sent to some 530,000 citizens for their views. The Constitution is expected to be ratified after a referendum.

Once adopted, the Constitution will replace a royal decree of 1953 giving the monarch absolute power.

I know- it seems unpossible. Democracy spreading without the Untited States having invaded and forced it upon the country. Who would of thunk it possible?

BTW - that new Constitution was heavily influenced by our own including our Bill of Rights. Oddly enough I checked on whether "freedom fries" were sold at any eatery in within the borders of Bhutan and it turns out they aren't.

I guess some ideas are just a little more attractive than others.


Overdroid said...

Give em 200 years and they'll probably elect some one to crap all over their constitution too.

Dean Wormer said...

As long as he isn't named Bush.