Barbados election called for February 21, 2013: Integrity legislation, Freedom of Information, Conflicts of Interest rules all dead dead dead

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BLP, DLP: all the same!

Barbadians are going to the polls on February 21, 2013, and as most folks realise, it doesn’t make a lick ‘o difference which party you vote for.

Both parties’ platforms are indistinguishable from each other whether the subject is economics, social programmes, the environment, tourism, offshore banking or any other issue. It just doesn’t matter who you vote for: nothing depends upon it. Barbados will not be one wit better off under either party.

If David Thompson was alive today, he would be facing serious questions about his involvement with CLICO and Leroy Parris. Thompson might even be facing a lawsuit or a criminal investigation about the time when he was CLICO’s lawyer. But Thompson conveniently died and that took care of that.

Owen Arthur? Well, where do we start? All the corruption under the Arthur regime still happened. His depositing election funds into his personal bank account happened. The VECO contract for the prison happened: awarded without tender to a company that never built a prison. When the Alaska Veco scandal broke showing that the company bribed politicians all over the world, the Attorney General Dale Marshall met with company officials for ten minutes and announced, “Not here. Nothing like that happened in Barbados.”

Sure. We believe Dale Marshall… and we’ve got some Florida swampland to sell you too: just like CLICO bought with your hard-earned retirement savings.

What is to be done? Easy… VOTE INDEPENDENT

How to stop this nonsense? That’s easy folks. Go to the DLP and BLP rallies. Sing the songs, chant the chants and don’t do anything different: because you KNOW what happens to those who break the party ranks.

BUT THEN… On February 21st, go to the poll and vote for anyone but the DLP or BLP. Let’s punish them. Let’s remove their legitimacy because of their long record of corruption, lies and profiteering.

Whatever you do folks: on the day, VOTE INDEPENDENT!

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39 responses to “Barbados election called for February 21, 2013: Integrity legislation, Freedom of Information, Conflicts of Interest rules all dead dead dead

  1. Canadian Tourist

    I’d like to announce my candidacy for the Barbados Beach Party.

    If elected, we promise the following:

    Repealing the law of gravity.
    Providing higher education by building taller schools.
    Abolishing the environment because it’s too hard to keep clean and it takes up so much space.
    Ending crime by abolishing all laws.
    Replace airport landing fees with mandatory rum sales.
    Adopting the system of driving on the Right; this was to be gradually phased in over five years with large trucks and tractors first, then buses, eventually including small cars and bicycles last.
    Putting the national debt on Visa.
    Painting Barbados’s coastal sea limits in watercolour so that Bajan fish would know where they were at all times.
    Building a bridge linking the country with Trinidad.
    Making the Errol Barrow Highway one way only.
    Changing Barbados’s currency to bubble gum, so it could be inflated or deflated at will.
    Selling the Barbados Parliament Buildings to Almond Resorts.
    Parliament will meet at the Southern Palms Beach Bar, alternate Tuesdays, as to not conflict with the Rotary Club.
    Rebuild the Railway and run a TGV across the island.
    Replace Coast Guard with the Jolly Roger.

  2. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    Less talk more Action , nothing is ever done but the cost is more and more taxes raised to be spent on gaining weight .FAT CATS CROOKS
    VOTE FOR TRUTH NOT PARTY 3RD PARTY TIME!

  3. Must be elections, 5 hacking attempts by me in less than 24 hours? It’d be hilarious if it wasn’t so ridiculous?

  4. Well Well

    You forgot – change the name to TrinBar and let people who actually have a sense of business run the island.

  5. FearPlay

    @ Well Well, surely you joke; sense of business? You mean like Trade Confirmers and CLICO? Pray tell what will become of Barbados when these world class business gurus complete their rape of old Barbadian businesses built over the years without oil wealth? TriniBar we are because our successive government have encouraged and allowed it.

  6. Mac

    I’m with Canadian Tourist!!!

  7. Check-This-Out

    My vote (if I had one) is definitely for the BBP.

    TrinBar? How about South Japados now that Japanese and South Africans are going to running sugar industry

  8. Wily Coyote

    “TURD” world Barbados may make 2nd world status YET.

  9. Brudah-Bim

    All Bajans should not go to the polls on election day in order to alert the parliament and government that it has officially lost legitimacy amongst the Bajan People.

  10. mid 30s

    i will not be wasting my time voting this year, I don’t see it making a difference which party gets in, they will tell beer lies and the people memory real bad den! do not Vote!! waist of time

  11. Well Well

    Gotta admit, it’s all scary!!!!!

  12. TrinBar lol and I’m with Canadian Tourist….ahh words to consider.

  13. LOOK

    It matters not who wins this election. Barbados, at moment is chiatoc. It’s just a mess. The S&P and Moody’s said so. There are lots of theft there, the United Nations says so but Violet Beckles is proof. Corrupt lawyers, politicians, government workers in Barbados are not persecuted and or convicted; neither government party, BLP or DLP will change this. Both government parties are tainted with mountains of mess. The BLP mess mountains though are more immense, embarrassing too.

    The DLP house is not clean. They, the DLP entertained friends but the wrong ones, Leroy Parris and Lawrence Dupre. The BLP house is also not clean. The BLP, though, with audacity barks at its DLP foe as though its house is clean or cleaner, it’s not. The light of Greed and corruption shines on both parties, the BLP and DLP but idiocy without doubt weighs more on the BLP side of the road. This is NOT DEBATABLE.

    The BLP throughout the year embarked upon numerous issues, any and everything they could think of to sink the DLP ship. Arthur just months ago reported to Midweek Nation that REDjet might still be flying if government has honored its commitment to the collapsed airlines. Arthur, apparently did not consider FACT that Bajans owe REDjet nothing, absolutely nothing but may owe Al Barack millions. Barrack has in his posession a court ordered judgment; REDjet does not. Mia Mottley fusses to the Nation News (July 2012) that government owes more than $100 million to the University of West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus and called for an “urgent” permanent solution to the mounting debt problem. Laugh. Go ahead and laugh. Laugh, laugh, laugh. Government at moment may owe Al Barrack $77 million, a mounting debt problem that occurred because Arthur was into folly with Julie Price, had hit upon one of his drinking binges and or was sleeping. Barrack has in his possession a court ordered judgment, Bajans must pay. Mottley herself has taken posession of property likely without purchase. Violet Beckles we know claimed rights to Six Men in St. Peter, Site of the existing Kenisington Oval, ABC Highway, the famed Sandy Lane Hotel, etc. David Thompson made effort to investigate Violet Beckles’ claim of which involves the BLP administration, and the National Housing Commission (NHC), a government entity. . . . . moving tax numbers from one person with deed to another person with no deed and no proof of sale. . . . massive land fraud.

    The Al Barack matter originated during the days of Arthur and the BLP. They know this, can’t hide it, that or the 75,000 campaign cheque that Arthur invited into his personal banking account. Both CLICO and Al Barrack are political issues and faces of both the BLP and DLP. Both, CLICO and Al Barrack sad to say positions the BLP on the losing end of the stick. Thompson and the DLP in 2008 accepted the Al Barrack problem without choice. Al Barrack in 2008 became Thompson’s problem but was FIRST Arthur’s problem. Ohhhhhhhh VECO (Alaska), can’t forget the VECO Corporation (Alaska), VECO is the height of delight. Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley and Dale Marshall awarded VECO a government contract without tender. VECO built the prison at Dodds in St. Philip but had no record of building prisons and the prison project, low and behold extended millions over budget. They (Arthur, Mottley and Marshall) maybe now are slapping each other in the face like the goofy Three Stooges.

    The Mottley family linked to Mia Mottley ALLEGEDLY purchased the Arch Cot land that couldn’t be built on and got planning permission within six months. The previous owner was denied planning permission. The Mottley family was not. The Codrington family totaling five all died at Arch Cot, Britton Hill; their home fell into a cave beneath it. This occurred during the BLP administration with Arthur at the helm. Those deaths at Arch Cot, Britton Hill could have been avoided. No building on that land should have been allowed. Dale Marshall, BLP member and attorney general at that time blamed no one, “it could have happened to any one” he said, BULLSHIT. That property Dale knew was linked to the Mottley family involving Mia Mottley and the incident occurred under the BLP government with Owen Arthur at the helm. Dale Marshall a “yes sir” man couldn’t and wouldn’t dare ruffle feathers of those whom he was closely associated. The BLP, said statement [FACEBOOK] “the DLP government is guilty of greed and incompetence” Truth is that both parties, BLP and DLP, exposed to Bajans their incompetence, greed and corruption. The DLP government according to Arthur has a moral responsibility to fix CLICO. Arthur like Thompson stepped down in CLICO mud. Arthur took CLICO money, just a lot less than Thompson. The BLP did nothing, absolutely nothing to resolve the Al Barrack mess that has ballooned quite so large. Al Barack alike CLICO has or will cost bajan taxpayers millions.

  14. Mark Fenty

    Show me a system of government that is without its faults and failings and I’ll show you a government that hasn’t yet been invented.

  15. LOOK

    Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne, Gline Clark and Leroy Paris, Sir Richard L. Cheltenham, Charles O. Williams, Samantha Cummings, Mark Cummings, etc. in the United States would have been persecuted and convicted; their property – house, cars, etc would be conficated and auctioned. Barbados should do the same. Barbados though still THIRD WORLD, still so far behind and can’t and or won’t catch up.

    Love this, love it – a sitting black judge in Barbados allowed criminals to return to England for Christmas holidays expecting them to return back to Barbados to go to prison. LOL

    Drunk driving is legal in Barbados, breathalizers are not. LOL

  16. Mark Fenty

    @Look
    I’m quite sure that you’re well aware of the fact Sir. That in the United States of America for example, the Wealthy gets away with murder, while the poor gets stiffer sentences for the identical offenses. So don’t give me the argument that in America there is such a thing as a perfect Judicial System. You know as well as I do, that the (Criminal Justice) system here in America is designed differently for Rich and Poor, White and Minorities.

    A Bajan friend of mine who is a cop in New York City, told about the amount of back- lashed he has gotten when he attempted to Arrested a Jew. It this an insolated incident, perhaps, but he has told me that it is a common occurrence In New York City? Listen! As I said earlier, there is no system of government that is without its faults and failing sir, and America is no exception. So I suggest that you try selling your half- baked argument else way Sir.

    Historically, in America there has been overwhelming evidence the supports view, that the Criminal Justice System here dispense justice inequitably with respect to White and Black. Now, I’m I playing the Race- card here, certainly not? I’m speaking from practical experience, and the public record which definitely supports what I’m saying.

    Also Sir, it is not fair and well founded, that you draw a comparison between the Barbados systems of Jurisprudence, and that of America. For one, America’s body of laws emanates from the Federal, States, Municipal, and the School- District. Whereas Barbados body of laws originates from a central government.

    Yes, I do agree that the Barbados Constitution is somewhat antiquated to a certain extent. But, how can you compare Barbados system of government which is just 47 years old. To America’s which is some three hundred years old and counting? And finally, the Constitution of America is what some would term a process of growth, unlike Barbados which seems to be a state of being. So I would therefore argue that there is fundamental difference between these two political systems. And I would also argue that it is disingenuous to support an argument for judicial change; given the unique historical realities of Barbados and the United States of America.

  17. Mark Fenty

    @well
    You know that it is quite easy to poke holes in the American Constitution, because liberty as seen in its contemporary context was gain through sacrifice, blood, and tears. Many brave men and women gave their lives in support of liberty in America. Let’s take the woman’s right to vote as an example, the Constitution of America did not support a women right to vote in it original form.

    This right was gain through civil protest and the court pathway. Do you know that woman in Australia exercised the right to vote before the America woman? The woman in Australia gained the right to suffrage in the late 1890s, whereas women in America gained the right in 1922. Now we are talking about the freest form of government on the face of the earth. Yet the woman, minorities, and minors where considered second class citizens in this ocean of Liberty.

    So here is my point sir, in time Barbados will progressive to address the concerns which you have indicated. It didn’t happen over night for America. And it’s certainly, will take sometime before Barbados achieves the kind of political, economical, social, and judicial development as America.

  18. Mark Fenty

    @Well
    Liberty is just a metaphysical concept inculcated upon the human mind. It lacks the appropriate tangibility and it can only be defined through our interpretations.

  19. LOOK

    @ Mark Fenty

    The United States Mr. Mark Fenty [poster] has Freedom of Information, Barbados is fighting for it. The United States is certainly larger and more advanced than Barbados; their system is better made and continuously updated. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) (alcohol and or drugs) is prohibited – in every state in the union – United States. Prisoners in the United States are not released for Christmas holiday or any other holiday. Also, Mr. Mark Fenty [poster] EMINENT DOMAIN gives the United States and or any state in the union power to take private property for public use following payment of just compensation to the owner of that property. Violet Beckles was not paid for the Kensington Oval property and or the ABC Highway property. The estate of Violet Beckles is awaiting payment.

  20. Mark Fenty

    @Well
    What good is a law if it lacks the proper enforcement. You’ve spoken about the DWI laws on the books in America, but you know as well as I do, that hundreds of people are still killed by drunk drivers every day.

  21. Mark Fenty

    @Well
    It would be interesting to know the statistical data on DUI fatalities in Barbados.

  22. LOOK

    The DUI law in the United States may not grasp all violators, but at least a DUI law exist. The United States has at least made effort to protect its civilians. Person (s) in the United States, driving under the influence (DUI) can be charged. Person (s) in Barbados could cause a fatal accident, maybe Owen Arthur and not be charged.

  23. Mark Fenty

    Now let’s be realistic here for a moment Look -On. Is DUI such a serious threat to the public safety in Barbados, that there is a pressing need for legislation?

  24. LOOK

    @ Mark Fenty

    I should give you the opportunity to respond to your question and will. Barbados you know relies on few things to survive, mainly tourism. Tourism in Barbados is an element of vitality. Barbados should make effort to protect its own civilians, most importantly its tourists. Terry Schwartzfeld and Colin Peter were tourist, JUST TOURIST and were murdered there [Barbados]. Two British women were raped there, one a 62 year old and grandmother of nine; both were tourist there [Barbados], JUST TOURIST. The Terry Schwartzfeld and Colin Peter murders embarrasses Barbados. Those woman raped embarrasses Barbados. A tourist on the island could be injured at the hands of person (s) driving under the influence (DUI) and not charged because DUI is legal in Barbados, that would be embarrassing.

    You tell me, Mrl Mark Fenty [poster] is DUI such a serious threat to public safety in Barbados, that there is a pressing need for legislation???

  25. Mark Fenty

    @Look on
    Are you suggesting that the present laws on the books in Barbados, are antiquated with respect to Rape and Murder? Well! I can assure you that Barbados has some of the toughest laws in the world with respect to Rape and Murder. Unlike the slapp on the wrist justice that is dispense in America everyday. Lol, a tourist on the island could be injured at the hands of persons driving under the influence, and not be charge .. Hey! What about the tourist who drives under the influence and injured the native Barbadian?

  26. LOOK

    @ Mark Fenty

    Corrupt lawyers, politicians, etc in Barbados didn’t get that, a slap on the writst justice, not Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne, Gline Clark, Leroy Parris, Sir Richard Cheltenham, Charles O. Williams, Samantha Cummings, Mark Cummings, etc. Soooooooooo now tell me Mr. Mark Fenty [poster] who and how many corrupt lawyers, politicians in Barbados have been disbared, persecuted and convicted??? By the way, Mr. Mark Fenty [poster] DUI laws in the United States apply to all persons, citizens and non-citizens. Got that!!!!

  27. LOOK

    @ Mark Fenty

    That Myrie woman from Jamaica you know has activated a lawsuit against Barbados for rape. Barbados at first, denied her claim but later concede. . . .buttttttt Barbados has touch laws on rape, REALLY.

  28. Mark Fenty

    @Look on
    A very good friend of mine, Mounted Police Derrick Benn was killed by a tourist several years ago. And that really piss me off in a serious way because Derrick was a great Guy and dedicated public servant.

  29. Mark Fenty

    Look on, would you believe that the tourist was a drunk driver who killed Mounted Police Derrick Benn?

  30. LOOK

    @ Mark Fenty

    Tourist should have been charged – manslaughter. Barbados should implement DUI law (s) for both residents and non-residents on the island, should protect both its tourists and its own civilians. That Myrie woman was had drugs in her posession. She was arrested but also raped. Barbados has right to protect its borders. It does not have right to enforce sexual assault. Barbados is now responsible for her legal bills and their own – Courts order. LOL

  31. Mark Fenty

    @ look on
    I hardly think that a government is responsible for the conduct of all of it’s residents. Yes, I do agree that a government has a moral responsible to implement the necessary legislation, that would address criminality of the nature that has been described above. But, incidents of the nature that has been described above are mere happenstances, and must be treated as such.

  32. Mark Fenty

    @look on
    I’m trying in vain to understand why you’re so obsessed with the Barbados government, and its unwillingness to implement DUI laws. I could only assume from your reaction here that it is a serious concern in Barbados ,

  33. Well Well

    We all know how corrupt and one sided the justice system is in America, it however does not mean that Barbados, a two by four island, has to copy all that negative, there is a choice to copy the positives the US and other large countries have to offer, but do they copy positives??? I think not. Wondering if some are just bipolar since a lawyer knowing of the laws regarding money laundering would try to get into the US with a brief case filled with money just becuase he is carrying a diplomatic passport and thinking he can get away with it without being stopped.

  34. LOOK

    Bajan man, Victor Bourn just recently [November 2012] in [New York] [ United States] was convicted [drug trafficking and money laundering] via American Airlines and gets LIFE IN PRISON. That Mr. Mark Fenty [poster] , life in prison is not a slap on the wrist. Andrew Watts, also a Bajan man in [Chicago] [United States] was sentenced [December 2012] for identify theft. Watts filed more than 470 federal tax returns claims refunds in excess of $120 millioin and caused the IRS to issue refunds totaling more than $10 million.

    Corruption we know is everywhere and in every place. Some countries, big and small accept and or tolerate it, some don’t. The US does not tolerate it, Barbados does. These individuals are all proof that the US fights corruption and will not tolerate it: Kwame Kilpatrick, Monica Conyers, Rod Blagojevich, Italia Federici, Kevin Ring, Barbara Rose Collins, Nicholas Mavroules, Albert Buslamante, Samuel B. Kent, David Safavian, J. Steven Giles, Richard Tonry, Mario Biaggi, etc.These are all proof the Barbados accepts it and well just tolerates it: Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, George Payne, Gline Clark, Sir Richard L. Cheltenham, Charles O. Williams, Samantha Cummings, Mark Cummings, Leroy Parris, etc. Mottley herself has taken posession of property likely without purchase; maybe. Likewise Gline Clark. Maybe. Violet Beckles we know claimed rights to Six Men in St. Peter, Site of the existing Kenisington Oval, ABC Highway, the famed Sandy Lane Hotel, etc. David Thompson made effort to investigate Violet Beckles’ claim of which involves the BLP administration, and the National Housing Commission (NHC), a government entity. . . . . moving tax numbers from one person with deed to another person with no deed and no proof of sale. . . . massive land fraud. EMINENT DOMAIN gives the United States and or any state in the union power to take private property for public use following payment of just compensation to the owner of that property. Violet Beckles was not paid for the Kensington Oval property and or the ABC Highway property.

    Something is terribly wrong with Barbados legislature. The United States Mr. Mark Fenty [poster] has Freedom of Information, Barbados is fighting for it. The United States is much larger and certainly more advanced than Barbados; their system in some areas falls off track but STILL better made than that in Barbados and continuously updated. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) (alcohol and or drugs) is prohibited – every state in the union – United States. DUI in the United States Mr. Fenty is applicable to both residents and non-residents. The United States is making effort to protect all civilians.

  35. Mark Fenty

    @look on

    I kinder understand what you’re trying to communicate to a certain extent. But, I really think that you’re missing the point somehow, by comparing two fundamentally different political systems that has little in common. You have to understand that Barbados would never achieve the kind of social progress as America, unless there is a radical change in the existing political order in Barbados. As long as Parliamentary democracy is still allow to spread its wings like an eagle in Barbados, then your hope political change is all but doom. Parliamentary democracy offers little room for immediate change in the existing order. In this political model, power is concentrated in a central body. And change will obviously be gradual and incremental, but it nonetheless, change do exists, however, not on the scale you would like to anticipate? . So for you to decry the system of laws in Barbados just because there operates fundamentally different from that of America is just wrong.

    Sir, your efforts to undermine the systems of laws that are in existence in Barbados today, by use the American Republican model of government to make that case. Shows a lack of understand for the historical unfolding that has given rise to jurisprudence which is in existence in America at the present. The body of laws that exist in America today stems fundamentally from four sources: the Federal- law, State-Law, Municipal- Law, and the Supreme-Court. And these four instruments of government continue to play a meaningful role in shaping the laws in America. Let’s take for example, the issue of Rape. Now if Rape was the kind of problem that threatens the public safety, then the constituents can press their Congressman, or Representative to implement legislation in Congress to cure the problem. The constituents can also press the Governor or mayor, at the state and city, level to enact legislation through the State Judiciary to address the problem. And if all fails, the President of the United States can use his (Executive Powers) to bring a tentative solution to the problem.

    Now, tell me where in the Caribbean can you find a system of government that can address the issues of public safety through these four medium of government? Sir you’re asking for change that can be had, because of the nature of the political engine that drives the social change in Barbados. The Rigidity of the Parliamentary democracy is the Achilles Heel that retarded the expansive change in the political process in Barbados. Some have use the America model of government unwisely, when making a case for change in the current political order. Their have forgotten that the American Republicanism is a rare animal, that was designed to progressively address the happenstances in the contemporary reality. No other system of government in the world can be compared to the America’s model of government, unless it entails the very engines powers it change. So it is not wise to make an unintelligible judgment, about a system of government that very few people take that time to really research and study.

  36. LOOK

    @ Mark Fenty

    Based on what you have explained, Barbados offers tourists and its own civilians more disadvantages and advantages – no utopia. There is no such thing as emminent domain. Barbados lawyers and government took from Violet Beckles masses amount of land that she owned because they could. Driving under the influence (DUI) is legal not breathlizers. Corrupt lawyers and politicians are not persecuted or convicted. Ex-prime minister and current opposition leader Owen Arthur is corrupt but possibly will be granted prime minister title, AGAIN. A dog returns to his vomit and so [Arthur] the fool returns to his folly [Old Testament/Proberbs 26:11]. . . . and the beat goes on.

  37. Mark Fenty

    No system of government in our present time can achieve the kind of development America has attained. The America Republican form of government has taken some three- hundred years to evolve into what his has become today. And through its developmental process, it has taken shape outside of its prescribed mandate, in order to be what it is today. So the equality of the law, the equality of conditions, and equality of opportunity that are so often spoken about today in America; has been actualized by forces that circumvent the status quo in order for liberty to run its course in America.

    In other words, the freedoms that we now give voice today in America today, was not the intended purpose of its Forefathers. The Framers of the Constitution of America, in their quest for the total liberation from British hegemony, embarked on an intellectual journey to create a political system that would give to its masses the great amount of liberty possible. So there turned to three important men in history for the answers to this system of government that would unshackle the masses from the stranglehold British Predominance. Aristotle provided the concept of (Democracy), because the idea was his. John Locke the contemporary British philosopher provided (Private-Property) aspect of the Framers new idea of government, and this will be crucial to the American Republican government. And finally, Jeremy Bentham provided the idea of the (Social Contract) which would also prove crucial to the America idea of government.

    The synthesizing of these three main ideas: Aristotle- Democracy, John’s Locke Private- Property, and Jeremy Bentham Social- Contract, still did not provide the kind of liberty that we are witnessing in America today. The Framers of the America Constitution, thought little of Woman, Minorities, and Minors, in their quest to create their new form of political freedom. Their felt that women were to be relegated to the kitchen because it was God’s divine decree, and people of African descent where subhuman; deserve no such rights. Minors were to stay in a corner and speak when spoken to. So you see liberty as we see it today in America had to be fought for, it was not given freely as some think it has been. It took men and women with the uncommon moral courage, and what Emanuel Kant called the Moral- Imperative, to push against the status quo.

    So as I often say, in order to understand the Present Context, it is important we also give voice the Historical-Context. So it is important the one understand that the American Constitution is an evolving document that changes with the times. In other words, the Constitution of America runs like the lava which flows from an erupted volcano. Through the process of time the freedom that Americans now enjoyed gradually evolved occurring to the historical forces that forced change. Liberty as we have come to know it in America, just wasn’t give freely, it exacted a serious price on the men and women who give they lives for it cause.

  38. Well Well

    Very well said, now how do we get a tiny rock like Bim, with a very corrupt political system to evolve and not continue to be stuck in the current time warp???

  39. LOOK

    You could indeed find holes in the United States judicial system. A few of the rich have successfully dodged it. These are, Ex-Senator, Ted Kennedy, his nephew William Kenndy Smith, also Paris Hilton but a few have unsuccessfully dodged it. These are A. Alfred Taubman, Cameron Douglas and Martha Stewart. The United States judicial system is still better made than others; it is continuously improved and or updated. Judges can be removed from the bench and the president impeached [removed from office]. United Stated ex-president Richard Nixon said “I’m not a crook” but resigned (1974). The process of impeachment had begun but was withdrawn. The United States Senate in 1999 initiated another impeachment trial involving ex-president, William Jefferson Clinton. President Clinton, however, was acquitted.

    Attorney General Eric Hold in June 2012 was held in contempt of congress, but the senate again withdrew. The charge came after months of threats by Republicans warning they would make the dramatic move if Holder didn’t give them the documents they wanted, without condition, a process that Democrats and the administration have dismissed as a political stunt. In the end, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege and directed Holder not to release certain documents for legal reasons. The contempt charges were raised anyway but crashed, had to simply because an established rule, dating back to the administration of President Ronald Reagan states that the Justice Department cannot pursue persecution in a contempt case when the President [Chief in Command] has asserted executive privileges. The Attorney General Eric Holder was not persecuted only because of law updating.

    No government is perfect and no country utopia. The United States judical system is better made than others; it is continuously improving and or updatd.

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