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  •  "Scrap his new constitution" (3+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, whizdom, corvo

    Did I miss something? The only "constitution" currently in place is a provisional one that the military put in place, pending a referendum on the permanent constitution that was drafted and approved by the drafting committee on November 30.

    The crap decisions by the judiciary who are under the control of the military were just as much a usurpation of democracy as what Morsi has done.

    Egypt needs to work this out for itself, without our interference.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:01:42 PM PST

    •  There is a new draft constitution (5+ / 0-)

      hurriedly prepared by Morsi's MB faction, following resignation from the constitutional assembly fo the moderates, Christians and most secularists that gives uneleced Islamic courts powers like the supreme court.  And provisions that give military courts authority over some civil matters, and awards some far reaching powers to the executive. .  The protesors are objecting mostly to having to vote on this crappy constitution in a hurry up referendum, with the default being interim asserted powers by Morsi.  

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