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OP-ED: Why the Weah Step-Down Protest is Undemocratic and Unconstitutional

OP-ED: Why the Weah Step-Down Protest is Undemocratic and Unconstitutional

Liberia is still wiping off the dust from the more than 14 years of uncivil war. The years of bloodbath destroyed the entire nation’s economy and is still having its toll today – this is why a political machination in the form of the ‘Weah Step Down Campaign’ that seeks to dethrone a government is frightening.

OP-ED: The Petition That Didn’t Petition – An Assessment of the Council of Patriot Demands

The Council of Patriots has scheduled another protest on July 31, in a quest to get the government to act on its 45-count petition presented on June 9, 2019. However, the petition presents three challenges that probably inhibit the government’s response. First, the unofficial delivery, second the legitimacy question that arises with the fast disintegration of CoP; and third, most of the demands are flawed, unspecific, and moot.

Lawmaker’s Comment Suggests Senate Confirmation Not Void of External Influence

“Mr. Nominee, let me take this time to congratulate you for your preferment. You know many times we are coerced to swallow the bitter pills to accept some average and some not average.” This was the exact comment of Grand Kru’s Sen. Peter Coleman to former senator Blamo Nelson during his confirmation hearing as Liberia Ambassador-designate to Japan, before the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, Monday, July 8.

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