The Constitution Question

In a comment to the post “What Should Governments Do?“, Siddhesh wrote:

Although constitution dictates as to what a government can do, the government itself amends constitution to expand its powers and have control over economy. How can we prevent use, or rather misuse of power?

The short answer is that the government is directly in control of the constitution and therefore it can do whatever it pleases to it. The constitution is a piece of paper. The government can disregard the constitution, and literally and figuratively shred it to pieces, and discard it at will. India’s constitution has been amended over 100 times at the whims and fancies of various prime ministers. Continue reading “The Constitution Question”