December 27, 2009 in Featured
It is an election year. With all that has happened in the country’s economic and political scene just last year is basis that can be used to make some resolutions for the new year especially in the selection of new officials.
Considering that many of us have always made the choice for the lesser between two evils these past so many elections maybe for this election the standards can be raised.
On the party system and platforms, there has not been much difference between the traditional political parties in their platform, loyalties or services to their constituents. As seen in the practice among politicians they can transfer from one party to the other anytime it pleases them. If the party declared a platform the party member still has the choice to implement it or not or simply ignore it. Some call this party unity, which is not.
Accountability, while all candidates declare during the campaign period that they will serve the people to the best of their ability they actually only mean to be the voters’ fair weather friends. Especially if in the past year they condemned workers who go on strike as a means to call the attention of authorities to look into their unpaid wages, unsubmitted insurance payments, unsafe workplace, etc.
Or, instead of listening and coming to terms with the peasants’ plea for land to till soldiers are sent to resolve the situation with force.
Even members of the fourth estate whose only task is to keep the public informed are dealt with the use of assasins.
Individually, government officials maybe innocent of actually implementing anti-people acts, even if it was simply ministerial, but as party members or LGU members, or council members they have not stood to question policies formulated by their organizations. Surely they still stand accountable for ‘wrong’ moves done by their administration.
All good hearted and ordinary citizens will effect a great change in our governing system should it be resolved by all to intelligently seek and choose to seek out the best well-meaning peoples leader for the candidate in the coming elections.# nordis.net