Peaceful transition rests on stronger legislature

Every law gives protection to somebody or something. For example, the penal code protects the general public from criminal acts while environmental laws protect the environment from destruction. In the same way, a state constitution protects the rights of citizens in a country.
Therefore, it is important to study to whom or what a law gives protection. When it gives protection to a great majority of a society, it is said to be lawful. When it gives protection to a tiny minority of a society, it is said to be oppressive. Once, the concept of enslaving man by man himself was a law. But society will not accept such laws.
In history, rulers enacted laws to protect their own interests at the expense of their subjects. They amended or enacted laws only when their interests were at risk or their power was challenged by a great majority of their subjects. Sometimes, it was too late for them to amend the laws and the result was violent overthrow of the ruler.
In a parliamentary democracy, such violent changes are prevented by the legislature whose paramount duty is to enact laws that protect the interests of the great majority of the society and amend laws that are enacted in the interests of a tiny minority. When a legislature is strong and working in the interests of the majority, it can contribute to peaceful changes, but when it is weak, violence of the past may repeat.
For a legislature to be stronger, it needs to draft bills protecting the interests of great majority of people by itself rather than approving or amending those that are drafted by other institutions. Only then, will a society be able to change peacefully.

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