rule of law?
Everybody screams about having the rule of the law enacted to counter rampant lawlessness we’re witnessing in the country. But when it comes to their own backyards, these people are the first to say “to hell with it, i’ll do it MY way!”
Take building codes for example. There’s a reason different area’s are zoned as either commercial, residential or industrial, so that necessary utility services and amenities can be given to them. Consider parking issues, supply of gas, water and electricity and so forth to these areas, and you’ll understand what i mean. E.g. commercial zones are normally closer to transport networks, have provisions for parking, and are easier to get utilities in. While residential zones are farther away, and generally built to have a sense of quiet, calmness, and recreational areas. However, that doesn’t stop people in our part of the world to denounce these zones and build up whatever they wish, where ever they wish!
Residential zones are the first to be converted, which have relatively larger areas and lower rentals, these properties are the first to be commercialized in the form of offices, embassies and schools, creating havoc not only for the residents of these areas, but to the thousands who must commute here everyday.
And when the authorities do step in , what happens? Fines are disregarded and business continues as normal. Where are the proponents of justice now? Where are the enforcers of law now? And more importantly, if no one gives a damn about laws, why scream in the first place?