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Ridiculous resignation calls

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

All the calls for the prime minister to resign are ridiculous and downright hypocritical. In fact, it reminds me of the Bible verse when the question was asked that the one without sin should cast the first stone.

I will be the first to say yes, he did wrong by misleading the country, especially about as serious matter as the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips issue, which has been on the lips of every Jamaican, and in every media discussion for the last two months. I am in no way downplaying the seriousness of the issue, but we need to remember that our leaders are human and therefore, not perfect. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, yet God has never rejected us, even when we do not deserve His love.


Think about it. Even in our daily lives, if we are thrown out every time we made a mistake, most of us would be out of a job, out of favour with our children, husbands/wives, etc. We really need to rethink casting that first stone because of the need to jump on some political bandwagon. Are we prepared to start over every time our sitting prime minister makes a mistake? Let us first focus on country, and then move to galvanise the leadership of the country to steer us on a path to recovery.

The first step on the prime minister's part in restoring trust and confidence is to move swiftly to offer a sincere apology to the nation. This, in my humble opinion, is critical in repairing the hurt that thousands of Jamaicans feel at this time.

I am, etc.,