Are we really moving forward?
A wise person once said freedom is not the opportunity to do as we ought but the responsibility to do what we must. August 31, 1962, the historic declaration of Independence was signed to signify such a freedom, but fast-forward 50 years later, and it would seem that with this sort of governance, we would have been better off under the Queen's rule.
I was of the impression that the Government works to better the people. Have I been misinformed?
The first major shock came with the State of Emergency. At present, the country does not seem to be better off for it. Couple that decision with this brilliant idea to elect Jack Warner as Minister of National Security, and we have a double negative. I am certain this will be a similar disappointment. Might as well reshuffle Anil Roberts to the Ministry of Education. As an Afro-Trinidadian, I am embarrassed by Mr Warner. His actions have set us back at least a hundred years. Should he have us go back to picking cotton?
Regrettably, we are to blame. We have elected an on-the-job trainee (OJT) to fill the position of a Craftsman 3, metaphorically speaking. Logical thinking must prevail in the hearts of the citizens. Sensible questions should
be asked and decisions challenged.
For example, why the rush and concern to erect the Point Fortin Highway that will cost us taxpayers $7 billion when the Government can't seem to maintain and upkeep the highways we already have? Are we so desirous of giving away money? Can this money be used to strengthen other sectors within the country that seem to be undeveloped?
I beseech you, reader, think on these things and then ask yourself: are we really to endure this type of governance for another three years? If so, then may God help us all.