Thursday, April 4, 2013

Letter: Independent Senators vote for the people; no justification to kill defence bill

I just wondering what will happen if those few people in Parliament block the Bill on the joint patrols with police and soldiers (Miscellaneous Provisions (Defence and Police Complaints Bill). 

I know for a fact that the people out there (including me) have been asking for years - "we eh have no war, why de government don’t use the soldiers to help de crime situation?"

Now we have the government doing just that and the few people in Parliament who have the power to throw this law out, actually fighting to throw it out!

I want to ask those people in Parliament who are arguing against the Bill – who are you representing? It can’t be the masses out here? Do we get to vote on this thing? No, we are not! 

So you are voting on our behalf and we expect you to act responsibly and seek our interest - the interest of the pensioners who are killed in their homes, the women who are raped, the law abiding citizens who are robbed, desecrated and murdered, those who have not yet been touched by crime and - even the criminals, who need to be protected from themselves by restricting their ability to continue in their 'profession'!

If you are successful in stopping this Bill in its tracks, the blood and tears of those who suffer in the next two years are your responsibility. You don’t seem to have a solution to the problem; you only have some academic response and rebuttals to the government’s plan to alleviate crime in our country. Arguing against something is always easier than coming up with the original idea.

As educated people, you know this country has more checks and balances to protect the people from joint police/soldier patrols than it has with dealing with the crime situation as is, and without some intervention like this Bill. Please do not play politics with our lives.

Which brings to mind the quotation:
"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly."

Allan Hewitt | Christina Court, Maraval

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