As the United States celebrated freedom of religion or belief, scholars and activists issued a powerful reminder that it is not being granted to Tai Ji Men.
Tai Ji Men
Nobody is above the respect of just laws. Taiwan’s high rank in the Global Corruption Index scale is not coincidental, and is validated by the Tai Ji Men case.
Taiwan should be commended for celebrating every year the rule of law. Now, it should apply it to Tai Ji Men.
There are two ways to violate the rule of law. In the case of Tai Ji Men, both were at work.
The day celebrates the rule of law, something that was not at work in the Tai Ji Men case.
The assault on religious liberty is increasing, not decreasing, and is often conducted through the improper use of taxes.
Slander and the manipulation of the tax system are frequent tools used to persecute religious and spiritual groups. They need our solidarity.
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol tells us that miracles happen when we turn to conscience. A miracle of solidarity happened in the Tai Ji Men case.
Taiwanese and international scholars, human rights activists, and local whistleblowers asked for a political solution of an issue damaging the international image of Taiwan.