Threats from the political class

EDITOR, The Tribune. GOVERNMENTS arose as a means of keeping the power of monarchs in check and it's disappointing to read the comments associated with some of the Ministers of the new PLP regime. With all the problems facing the country threats to the private sector and press do not help get the administration off to a good start. I don't know Mr Christie but have been in two meetings with him as a result of committees I've served on and he seemed like a gentleman. At least he comes off as a nice guy, and one is inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt and blame his associates when they make threatening statements, but I'm beginning to have a change of heart. To move the country forward the political class needs to begin to respect the business class, press and the average citizen. The party in power is responsible for the functions of government, not everything that happens in the country. However, if the threats don't cease one must then believe that Mr Christie approves the comments and is therefore party to them. With all the problems the leviathan we call the government faces, in simply delivering the goods and services they are mandated to provide, it seems the threats are misdirected and should be pointed at improving government itself so the taxpayer gets a sense their money is being taken for good reason. After all, if we do not get value for money in the private sector we can usually take our business elsewhere. In the case of government, we are forced to do business with them and if we attempt to withdraw our support we can be thrown in jail. Government officials acting like monarchs is not what liberty is all about. Yours in Liberty, RICK LOWE Nassau, June 19, 2012


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