The Dec. 8 senatorial election is a pivotal one for our country. It is an opportunity for individual Liberians to try and understand what is at stake in Liberia and how it could be mitigated. It is only then that they will cast their votes for the right candidates.
As December 8, 2020 looms, the Collaborating Political Parties must unite behind specific candidates and ensure that their message is clear and focused on the record of this government. Do not let your egos undermine the opportunity to rescue Liberia.
My simple or perhaps strong message to the anti-rape campaigners and all other contemporary self-styled Liberian advocates is this: the sooner you shed your ill-will and bad blood towards this president, keeping out of your advocacies and protests vile perceptions and often the misjudgments about his right and his ability to preside over this country as the president, the better.
I believe that dual nationality could be good for Liberia and Liberians if it is done right and for the right reasons. It will restore the sense of belonging to our brothers and sisters in the diaspora who have taken up other citizenships, freeing up their investment potential which could create a lot of small businesses and contribute to the livelihoods of many ordinary Liberians.
Much like the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Ebola revealed global inequities and exerted a debilitating psychological drag alongside its medical effects. My fellow Americans, who were so quick to condemn West Africa(ns) during the Ebola crisis, would be well served to recall their recent alarm as they struggle to address the Coronavirus.
I call on all Liberian voters to reject and vote ‘No’ on all questions within the 2020 referendum because not a single one of the ballot questions aims to address the urgent concerns of citizens, such as the root causes of abject poverty, war crimes, endemic corruption, excessive salaries, and benefits of politicians.
If diaspora Liberians can show a commitment to paying tax that will better the Liberian society, home-based Liberians may be willing to lower their suspicion of diaspora citizenship.
Despite being only the 40th largest country by population and 39th by area on the continent, Liberia is making a big impression on the NFL. With four current NFL players, the country is certainly punching above its weight.