Following The Issue

Weep, Kendejah, Weep!

Information gleaned from a 2011 GAC audit report indicates that all the projects that the Sirleaf-led government promised it would implement, preceding and following the demolition of the Kendejah Cultural Center, have been neglected.

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When Our Leaders Fight Corruption with Empty Words

Information landing on our Issues Desk indicates that every Liberian leader, especially those ruling the country beginning with the era spinning around 1980, has given a cosmetic treatment to the fight against corruption, their harsh words notwithstanding. Simply stated, they or their administrations distance themselves from corruption in words, but they befriend it in deeds.

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Ten Reasons Why Polygamy Is A Great Thing

In many different ways, members of our society continue to weigh in on many social issues, whether it is about prostitution, gay marriage, capital punishment, unfaithfulness in relationships or some other social issue. In this current article, the Issues Desk wishes to look at polygamy – specifically, polygyny or male polygamy – presenting ten reasons why everyone should welcome, support and promote it.

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Predicting the End of the World: A Fruitless and Stupid Undertaking

The Issues Desk wishes to look at the continuously unsuccessful and stupid attempt by some individuals to predict the end of the world as we know it. The latest prediction was made by Harold Camping, a ninety-nine-year-old American evangelist, who publicly predicted early last year that the world would come to an end on May 21, 2011. But May 21 came and passed without the world and everything in it being destroyed as Camping had prophesized; in short, things remained as they had been. Camping is a rich American preacher. He has about 55 radio stations and was the head of the Family Radio.

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Feeling Sorry for Charles Taylor

The Issues Desk wishes to look at the prosecution of former President Charles Taylor in The Hague vis-à-vis the scot-freeness of other individuals of his like and pinpoint the unfairness in his trial, a situation that sometimes makes us feel sorry for him and the state he finds himself in.

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Welcoming the Liberia-Is-a-Christian-Nation Campaign

Because of the Kind of Liberia We Will Have – Part 2

It is now well-known that a group of very faithful and we-will-do-anything-for-Jesus Christians, Christian who are faithfully and sincerely applying in their words and deeds the Christian principles set out in the Bible, has begun a campaign aimed at changing Article 14 of the current Liberian Constitution, which states that “no religious denomination or sect shall have any exclusive privilege or preference over any other, but all shall be treated alike … Consistent with the principle of separation of religion and state, the state shall establish no state religion,” to something like “Liberia is a Christian nation, although other religions will be accommodated and tolerated,” because, according to them, Liberia was founded on Christian principles, interpreted to mean that Liberia is a Christian nation.

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Will War Criminals Ever Be Prosecuted?

The Issues Desk wishes to look at some people’s inability – or, rather, unwillingness – to bring to justice those who committed war crimes and crimes against humanitarian during the civil conflict. There are people who will do everything in their power to see Liberians settle down with blanket amnesty, blanket reconciliation and a continuation of the culture of impunity.

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Because of the Kind of Liberia We Will Have – Part I

t has been reported that a group of very faithful and we-will-do-anything-for-Jesus Christians, Christians who believe both in the Christian principles and faithfully and sincerely applying those principles in their words and deeds – that is, in the entire lives – have begun a campaign aimed at changing Article 14 of the current Liberian Constitution, which states that “no religious denomination or sect shall have any exclusive privilege or preference over any other, but all shall be treated alike … Consistent with the principle of separation of religion and state, the state shall establish no state religion,” to something like “Liberia is a Christian nation, although other religions will be accommodated and tolerated,” because, according to them, Liberia was founded on Christian principles, interpreted to mean that Liberia is a Christian nation.

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Can Our Courts Be Trusted?

Today, the Issues Desk wishes to consider whether the people can trust the court system. Why? Well, there is too much news about the court system being corrupt. Some say corrupt jurors are responsible; others say corrupt judges are at fault. But there are those who contend that powerful lawyers and law firms are to blame for what is happening to the courts. Still, there are others who argue that money and connections, not justice or the desire to dispense justice, rule the system.

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The Case Against Legalizing Prostitution

It’s an open secret that prostitution has been in existence for millennia, has been practiced by peoples of all nations and cultures and may never be eradicated. It’s also obvious that the practice has had its supporters and opponents over the years.

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