Lawmakers Shouldn’t Stick Their Noses Into Other People’s Private Business


The Editor,

Why can’t these good-for-nothing lawmakers keep their noses out of other people’s business?

(Re “Liberian Lawmakers Mandate Lone Star Cell to Return Three Days Call Promotion)

As lawmakers, they have no power to tell other people how to run their businesses! Read the Constitution, you morons

There’s nowhere in the Constitution does it grant lawmakers the power to dictate how other people run their private businesses. Nowhere.

If Lone Star Cell wants to cancel their “Three Day Call Promotion” for its customers, that’s their business.

If you don’t like how they run their business, you’re free to go somewhere else or start your own cell company and offer a “three day free call promotion” to all Liberians!

But lawmakers shouldn’t be sticking their noses into other people’s private business.  Instead, they should stick to the Constitution.

The Constitution says that Lawmakers do have the power to levy taxes.  See Article 34 (c).

That means they have the power to pass a law imposing additional US$0.01 on voice calls on cell phones.

But don’t such law have economic consequences on phone companies?  Of course they do. They’re additional cost to phone companies!

So who do you think should absorb such costs, imposed by lawmakers? a) The phone company shareholders? b) The phone’s company customers?

Or c) our economically illiterate lawmakers?

The correct answer is c! Lawmakers who pass laws that drives up the cost of basic goods and services (water, phone, used clothing) should pay the price at the ballot box.

On election day, you should throw their sorry asses out!  They’re poison to your pocketbooks (wallets)

Martin Scott,
Atlanta, Georgia
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