If the pope can be in charge of his church for 15 or 30 years, nobody says anything, but if the president of Venezuela or Gabon presents a bill by which he can be re-elected for life, there will be the local press, CNN, the angels and the commissioner making a manual scandal. And you will tell me that John Paul II, unlike John Benitez, enjoys the infallibility granted by God, but I will tell you no, since in John Paul’s time the divorced did not receive communion, and they do, and this is to cite just one example.
Let’s see, just as the course of action determined by a president can be changed by his successor, so many determinations made by one pope were changed by the next pope – including excommunications. That is to say, to rectify is a thing that occurs even among Catholics, which is already a lot. I mark this because as well as rectifying is possible, also ratifying may be equally necessary, depending on what variables are at stake. As an example: legislation that includes the death penalty can be rectified while the ban on abortion is ratified, while respecting the right to life.
Now, if a president shows himself capable of x achievements, why remove him? «Because that’s how the Constitution establishes it,» I know that. But on what basis does the Constitution establish it? On the basis of a copy/paste of a hundred similar constitutions? If every five years a child changes parents, what would their education be like? If every five years all schools changed their directive, would they implement long-term sustainable changes? What structural energy reform project, or educational reform, for example, would take less than ten years? If only transparent government is a matter of 12 to 15 months.
Apart from that, and this is laughable, if the president, as a public official, can only be a public official for a limited time, why can other public officials be a public official indefinitely, and even be promoted, president after president? Why can senators and deputies perform that function continuously? And why can judges, prosecutors, and other regents of the judicial system exercise their functions period after period eternally? That is to say, the executive photo is only there for a while, but those who move the machinery are all the time they want, right?
Finally, if in the presidential elections a little angel and a little devil are nominated as candidates, and, by law, each candidate can only be elected for two terms, well nothing, people will vote for the little angel, but they can only have two terms as president. In the same way and after supper, if the little devil is elected, and for two periods, nor mode, for the third period, always by law, yes or yes, the little angel must be elected. In this way, the rotation will generate equilibrium, won’t it? Well, history says no, or in the last 30 years has a little angel won?