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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon’s last op-ed submission accused the STF of having acted without constitutional support by barring Eduardo Cunha from exercising his elected office as a Federal Deputy. But that was the official 1988 Constitution; there is an alternative available.

A century ago, Brazilian historian Capistrano de Abreu (1853 – 1927) bequeathed us an alternative Constitution, one containing only two articles. Article 1: Every Brazilian must have a sense of shame (“ter vergonha na cara”). Article 2: All provisions to the contrary are revoked.

The shameful fact is that no . . .

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