We commenced this discussion a few days ago, and we wish to continue it in this current article. The first post-war elections were held in 2005. The National Elections Commission declared Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the winner. Another election seeing crowded field was held in 2011. The National Elections Commission again announced Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the winner.
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Yes, the government of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is extremely corrupt. The citizens are aware of it. Transparency International is aware. In fact, they have reported on it many times. The United States Government is also aware of the rampantly corrupt nature of the Sirleaf-led government. In the United States Human Right Report of 2008, for example, it was reported that corruption in President Sirleaf's government was at MOST levels.
In wake of Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmakers’ call for the impeachment of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, based on a startling, open confession she made in the United States – that during the 2005 elections, some of her female supporters stole their children’s voting cards because they (the female supporters) feared or realized that if they had not carried out that criminal act, the children from whom the voting cards were stolen would have voted for Mr. George Weah and he would have won, which they didn’t want to see happen – Senator Prince Johnson said that Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf should be left alone because she is an old woman.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, while making a stunning revelation that during the 2005 general elections, some of the women supporting her criminally took and hid the voting cards of their children so as to prevent those children from voting for Mr. George Weah, indicated that she will not be seeking a third term.
A serious bow-and-arrow-shooting competition that occurred every year was about to take place between a man and a woman who believed that she could win her male counterpart with ease. During the competition, two target objects which were one hundred feet apart were positioned seventy-five feet away from the two competitors who were fifty feet apart.
A few weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill termed “Democracy Sustenance Bill.” The bill, we understand, was sponsored by some leaders of the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and embraced by some higher ups of the ruling Unity Party UP).
A few weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill termed “Democracy Sustenance Bill.” The bill, we understand, was sponsored by some leaders of the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and embraced by some higher ups of the ruling Unity Party UP). The bill, it is said, seeks to make funding of political parties the responsibility of Liberian tax payers. Differently stated, the proponents of this idea want money to be allocated in the National Budget for certain political parties, based on the percentage-points derived from the number of votes they obtain in a general election.
The Issues Desk wishes to comment on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s recent statement made in relation to the start of the 2012/2013 academic year that Liberian children or school kids who behave rudely or who continuously engage in disturbances at school will not be allowed to enroll in any public schools.
As we stated in Part I and re-emphasized in the previous three parts, the Issues Desk has been interested in looking at the statement, “Don’t mind the Liberian people; they will talk, talk and get tired,” as made by many public officials, including our national leaders, identifying some factors or realities that cause them to make such an insulting statement about us. We intend to summarize the presentation in this current piece and move to a different topic in our next article. Of course the discussion could be revisited if the need arises.
As we commenced in Part One and continued in the previous two parts, the Issues Desk is interested in looking at the statement, “Don’t mind the Liberian people; they will talk, talk and get tired,” as made by many public officials, including our national leaders, and consider some factors or realities that cause them to make such an insulting statement about us the Liberian people.