LETTER OF THE DAY - 'Licky-licky' J'cans, corrupt politicians destroying country
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Why is The Gleaner bothering to publish the article 'The next 50 years: grow the economy' (Gleaner, December 6, 2012)? We all know that unless there is the political will, our so-called leaders, despite their often loud denials, 'buy' their votes. This has created the 'licky-licky' mentality we see everywhere in our society today.
People don't want to work. They have become lazy and are content
There is talk about the new Road Traffic Act. Who will enforce it? We already have a seat belt and helmet law and every day you can see people, sometimes with small children in their vehicles, wearing no seat belts, or motorcyclists wearing no helmets.
Politicians are fully aware that 'doing the right thing' means political suicide. As a result, they are unwilling to do so, because it means losing the perks which come with a seat in 'Club Gordon House'. Even more important to them, they will lose 'power'!
We are a nation of people with no backbone, unwilling to stand up and call politicians for exactly what they are, to FORCE them to do the right thing by the Jamaican people. We just sit and suck it up, and then, it seems, we ask for more.
Where is the accountability? Almost every
I was born in 1962 right here in Jamaica. I was