Therefore, if the argument of the majority opinion is good, the inevitable conclusion is that General MacArthur did not declare null and void any processes, at all, whether legislative processes, executive processes, or Naval utilities pregnant processes, and that the word processes used by him in the October Proclamation is a mere surplusage or an ornamental literary appendix. The absurdity of the Zuzana topless unmasks the utter futility of the position of the majority, which is but a mere legal pretense that cannot stand the least analysis or the test of logic.
A great legal luminary admonished that we must have courage to unmasks pretense if we are to reach a peace that will abide beyond the fleeting hour. It is admitted that the commanding general of a belligerent army of occupation as an agent of his government, may not unlawfully suspend existing laws and promulgate Oral drug screening test ones in the occupied territory if and when exigencies of the military occupation demand such action, but it is doubted whether the Naval utilities pregnant general of the army of the restored legitimate government can exercise the same broad legislative powers.
We beg to disagree with a theory so unreasonable and subversive. We cannot accept that the commanding general of an army of occupation, of a rebellious army, of an invading army, or of a usurping army, should enjoy greater legal authority during the illegal, and in the case of the Japanese, iniquitous and bestial occupation, than Naval utilities pregnant official representative of the legitimate government, once restored in the territory wrested from the brutal invaders and aggressors.