History has repeatedly demonstrated that constitutional reforms promoted by those in power always usurp the power of the people. '...in questions of power, therefore, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution. (Thomas Jefferson: Draft, Kentucky Resolutions, 1798.) 'Thailand needs major comprehensive constitutional reform, and the return of power to the people through direct election of the heads of the executive, judicial, and prosecutorial branches in alternate years, and elections for 1/4 of the seats in the legislature each year. See the Charter for Permanent Peace for details.