Boston, Massachusetts – The Liberians saying; "99 days for rouge, one day for the master" is most appropriate in describing the prevailing corrupt and broken system of governance in Liberia.
Free and fair elections in Liberia have not and cannot bring about change in Liberia as long as the corrupt system of governance is firmly in place.
That is why citizens must first fix the corrupt and broken system before electing public servants to lead.
Citizens must vote for change in order to avoid the curse of the past 170 wasted years and prevent future catastrophe that awaits us in the future.
Why now? There is a saying: "The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.
The second best time is now." Instead of voting for politicians, Liberians Citizens must register and vote for change beginning July 26, 2017 because Liberians cannot afford wasted lives and another century of wasted years.
Without the votes of citizens, all the politicians seeking to continue "business as usual" in the broken and corrupt system in 2017 are completely powerless.
The 170 years old corrupt system is on life support and begging Liberian Citizens for their vote to continue the disgrace of ritualistic killings, excessive salaries and underdevelopment. Register and vote for change!
The Republic of Liberia is 170 years old on July 26, 2017.
Throughout its history, there has been election of politicians of impeccable academic credentials to lead the country.
Unfortunately, Liberia’s flawed system of representative democracy which was designed to usurp the power of the people and legalize a corrupt system has institutionalized corruption.
Politicians literally kill innocent citizens in order to amass personal wealth using the national revenue and natural resources.
Liberia is the 4th poorest country on Earth, but elected officials of Liberia earn salaries and benefits higher than lawmakers in all 50 states across America!
The Liberian President has sweeping powers far greater than the powers of Putin of Russia, Trump of USA, the Queen of England and the Pope of Rome; she appoints all governors, mayors, judges of the Supreme Court, university Presidents, heads of all public corporations, members of the board of directors of all public corporations.
The system is corrupt, broken beyond redemption. Liberia needs a new system of governance.
A sovereign national conference that aims to create a new constitution that empowers citizens to set the salaries and benefits of elected officials and also directly make laws using ballot initiatives is our recommended national emergency proposal.
Article I of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia is crystal clear about who has the authority to change and replace the current corrupt system:
“All power is inherent in the people. All free governments are instituted by their authority and for their benefit and they have the right to alter and reform the same when their safety and happiness so require.”
If the people have all power, isn’t it time the people exercise their power? It is a total disgrace that after 170 years of independence, Liberia, Africa’s first independent republic exists only for the politicians.
Embolden by foreign aid from America, the European Union and China, electing another politician in this corrupt system will only make matters worse! In Liberia, politicians enter government just to get rich while millions of citizens live in misery and die in poverty due to unemployment, thousands of jobless youths, endemic corruption and barbaric human sacrifices! Though our system is broken, deadly, and corrupt, there is hope for a positive change.
It is time to start campaigning for economic freedom and a bright future for citizens.
That is why I call on all candidates in 2017 election cycle to immediately lay aside personal political ambitions so that we can start together from scratch and design a new system of governance that puts citizens interests first.
I call on voters to reject all candidates who put their political ambitions ahead of our national interests because no one can become President without the votes of ordinary citizens.
Citizens must unite at the table of a national sovereign conference to start from scratch and put the citizens in charge as the master by crafting a new constitution that empowers citizens to set the salaries and benefits of elected officials and directly make good laws in the interest of the country as well as repeal bad laws.
I know all Liberian politicians are not bad people, but our system of governance is deadly and corrupt.
For politicians to keep the corrupt system alive for 170 years, all political campaigns ignore the corrupt system in which they live and literally kill innocent citizens and spend millions of dollars on fake campaigns that paint all other candidates as bad people while praising themselves as the saviors!
Are you ready for change?
We have work to do. Let's begin, one by one, two by two, register and vote for change because "business as usual" will destroy our future.
After 170 years, we know the politicians do not have the answers. They are mere servants with the wrong ideas that have led our country for 170 years.
We desire a government of the people, by the people and for the people, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, education or social status!
The Master must lead because the Masters know what is best for the country. Make today the Masters' Day! Thanks and God bless you!