Freedom is for everyone. It sees neither colors nor shapes. It doesn’t look favorably upon political affiliation, nor does it look down upon other people outside the scope, scale, and spectrum of political power. Freedom is never tribalistic, never nepotistic, and never cronyistic by showing partiality to friends of those connected to the powers that be.
Since 1847, we have had enough of the stealing, nepotism, mysterious deaths, rape cases, corruption, and failed leadership in every sector of our national life. Hate and violence also have become commonplace. One needs not to be a rocket scientist to accept with conviction the truth that now we all need to build a new future for our nation, for our grandchildren, a future full of accountability, integrity, love, and understanding for everyone regardless of who they are. After all, we are Liberians.
We are now 175 years old as a country, and the time to develop the willpower to deal with the evils in our midst is now.
-It’s time we arrest and prosecute the rapists…
– the murderers,
– and the drug suppliers and dealers who are vandalizing the intelligence of our youths.
Yes, you heard me well, I didn’t say let’s find them, I said, we should arrest them because we know who they are. They are our children, our friends, our partisans, our church members, and our mason/fraternity brothers/sisters, our political comrades.
Freedom is something we all have to fight for. We’ve tried so hard to earn it but we need to fight harder without favor, fear or political patronage to ensure everyone benefits from its promises.
Yes, we need to fight harder not against each other but against the vices that keep us slaves in our own country. We need to fight against corruption and fight to replace all or any politicians who take for themselves what belongs to the people.
Today, I call and encourage all of us to together create a safe environment for us and our children, especially for their future. Remember these timeless words of wisdom.
“A country becomes great when it does the right things. But wickedness makes its people suffer.” (Proverbs 14:34).
” Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Ecclesiastes 8:11).
God bless us all!
Happy Independence Day!!!