Thursday, June 17, 2010
RIGHT TO REVOLT
The constitution in any democratic state enshrines the rule of law. Any action that operates beyond the framework of the rule of law is considered illegal. It sometimes happens, that the people rise in revolt against the existing administration and through force or threats succeed in altering the constituted organs of government. (Sinco, 1962).
The revolution, being an elemental right, is attributed to the state if it succeeds. It becomes legal since any action attributed to the state is legal. This is the legal and political basis of the doctrine of revolution.
In some other nations, the right to revolt is not included in their organic laws because it implies political instability of the state. From their points of view, to constitutionalize the right to revolt might encourage mob rule and set-off a chain of revolutions for capricious reasons.