In the article 1º first says of very clear way the type of State that is Colombia: “Colombia is a social State of right, organized in form of unitary, decentralized, with autonomy of its organizations territorial, democratic, participativa and pluralista republic, founded on the respect of the human dignity, on the work and the solidarity of the people who integrate it and on the prevalence of the general interest ". Yes, it is very certain that the new Political Constitution defined to Colombia like a social State of right. Where one settles down the dignity of the person and the protection of the human rights that are come off the concept of the social thing. Then, knowing previously mentioned it is possible to be affirmed very surely that the aims of the Colombian State do not have to be other that those of the good to the community. This is let see very clear when the Political Constitution of Colombia consecrates the prevalence of the general interest as well as it establishes that it is essential aim of the State to guarantee the effectiveness of the principles, rights and duties. Then we can say that Colombia like Social State of right, among other things, is a State of well-being, that arises as answer to the social demands done by the popular movements in its fight by the vindications of its economic, political rights, social. Cultural and civil. Not in vain, Ramiro Rodriguez Padilla, in the special separata of the magazine Number defines to the social State of right like which she guarantees minimum standards of wages, feeding, health, room, education and active participation for all the citizens with the idea of right and not of simple charity or service. However, knowing that a budget of social investment exists, What is happening to the proclaimed social State of right? Will be that the Colombian State guarantees minimum standards of wages, feeding, health, room and education for all the citizens? The social term in Colombia has not been used with the rigor that is deserved. In order to respond to the previous questions I will clarify that so mentioned social State of right in Colombia he is incoherent and is contradicted with the imposed economic model. The Colombian state has been reduced much in our country and almost all its place is taking it the private sector. This is demonstrated in the benefit of basic services, like in the application of social projects.
With the economic model in which we were the guarantees propose by the State disappear to protect the citizen rights and the citizen becomes a client or user of services by the comfort or economic possibilities and do not obtain these services because by right they correspond to him but because it has the amount of money sufficient to contract them. To be more specific in the incoherence and the contradiction that the economic model is in Colombia like social State of right and, only coarse with analyzing the newspaper to occur Colombian, full of unavoidable displacements, illiteracy, deaths, undernourishment, poverty, misery, unemployment… A country with laborious indices of use, education and health, like Colombia, does not have to be called social State of right although the law therefore consecrates it. Without social welfare there is no social State of right. Colombia is in a while in which it is restricting almost all the social aims that remembered in the 1991 constitution. At the rate that we go we will become a liberal State where the social individual rights over and the collective ones prevail, because as we see, in Colombia the rights refuse and the State does not worry to promote the social thing, since it is looking for to favor to the powerful organizations, privatizing every day plus the public institutions, which they are corporate properties and fortifying the individual goods of powerful which day after day they remain with the hospitable organizations that were used to guarantee some social rights like schools, centers etc. Orif no, they say if to try to disassemble to the trusteeship and the labor reform and the allocation they are not actions that go in damage of the social thing. Consulted article: Special Separata of magazine Number. By Ramiro Rodriguez Padilla Work presented/displayed in the panel dedicated to “social State of right and human rights”, in which to Susan Lee and Rodolfo Arango also participated.