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OPINION | Epitaph 140: A message, a BOLO & gaslighting  

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THE rationale of “sending a message” is well known in our society by Judges in sentencing, by sports teams who are on a mission to be the champions, by special interest groups and even terrorists but that ideology is seldom seen in the Political Arena that can only be done by the OWNERS of our Government — the PEOPLE!

Given all the things have gone wrong under the Republicans over the past two decades and yet they are still in full control of our Government means OUR checks & balances have not been working. Electing our officials should NEVER be an act of “blind-faith” that is reserved mostly for our spiritual beliefs and the ones we love and KNOW. But we should NEVER have blind-faith in our Politicians as there is a BIG difference between voting with blind-faith and voting to give your confidence & trust. I believe there has just been entirely tooooo much blind-faith voting for the Republicans over the years which is why they aren’t even offering platform or solutions — just running mainly because they have been so successful running on a “BLANK Platform” —  TAYA! It’s time for voters to send a message to all the players in the Political Arena (Republicans, Independents & Democrats) that WE the People will no longer accept misleading lies of prosperity, the corrupt activities of financial self-aggrandizement and the corruption of supporting and working FOR businesses over protecting and serving the people. 

BOLO on Illegal Campaigning

It is imperative that WE the People “Be-on-the-look-out” (BOLO) for illegal Campaigning within the Government’s ranks which has been going on FOREVER and its ILLEGAL! WE actually have an elected official, whose confidence I will respect and let them tell you about this at their own time and choosing, but they can attest to being asked to run as a Republican and when they refused, they were asked to resign — for TRUE!  It is time for this illegal campaigning within our Government to stop which is why I’m asking anyone who is approached by anyone in Government, especially your supervisors or senior employee, to vote or participate in a Republican Activity to PLEASE contact the Feds & the media (Marianas Variety & Kandit).  We have even been experiencing illegal campaign contributions from a “FOREIGN Government” (China) that our AG didn’t catch but the Feds did. Readers and especially Government Employees need to know that when our own CNMI laws are not being upheld that the Federal Government does have the ability to step in and rectify the matter so please “blow-Ur-whistle” on the illegal campaigning within our Government.

Republican Gaslighting

or Democrat Realism

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, knows the Republicans are in BIG Trouble in this election and the only thing they can do is to gaslight issues and try to misdirect voters like WE are stupid or deaf & dumb.  I couldn’t help but to notice the negative comments about the Democrat’s Waiving and readers know how much I love to use comments as a platform or springboard to get the real TRUTH out.

First, they complain that the Democrats were not social distancing “outdoors” which is not required when wearing a mask outdoors — duh, so please stop hatting and gaslighting things. Another commenter seems to think “Eidth has no chance against sixto. sixto brought the legalization of cannabis to the marianas. we have the second highest use of cannabis in the world behind palau. let that sink in. SIXTO 420!!” First, this person needs to learn how to spell and secondly, they need to get their facts straight. How the CNMI and Palau got ranked when neither has legal active marijuana use that IS NOT being tracked. They also don’t know that Sixto fooled them just like he fooled entirely too many voters in his previous bid to get reelected because he actually “delayed” the Bill so he could get votes and I told voters then DO NOT vote for Sixto because he really doesn’t care about recreational marijuana use. He also didn’t prepare the Bill like I suggested for the CNMI to hit the ground running with legalization which is why his Bill had be changed in the House of Reps. and why we are still don’t have a Lab and Dispensaries. WE are four years in on legalization and we still don’t have a lab or a single Dispensary and Sixto hasn’t done a darn thing to implement legalization since the Bill was passed. So, please stop this foolishness of Sixto being the reason marijuana was legalized as I actually did MORE work than him if you really want to count “man-hours” contributed to the Bill. So, you can stop gaslighting Sixto to be the Legalization savior because he wasn’t as I did MORE Public Education and work than any single member of the Legislature and the Cannabis Commission COMBINED — for TRUE!

 FYI, Edith will run circles around Sixto if voters will give her a chance as she has already proven to be RIGHT about our Labor Department and she will do a far better job than Sixto on the actually development of our Cannabis Tourism and Hemp Industries because Sixto has done NOTHING in the past four years to get the two industries started up-an-running, he just gaslighted the marijuana issue and voters shouldn’t fall for the same old trick.  But another you-know-what commenter who is obviously a Republican is trying to turn the Carolinians against the Chamorros using cultural respect as their mantra. These Republicans will try anything to try and change the narrative from the Republicans many failures to the Democrats are “disrespecting the culture” which couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Playing the culture card is their best play to counter the genuine racism that the Republicans have been promoting for years.   FYI commenter, the Democrat Party is THE Party OF, FOR and BY ALL the People and not just Chamorros as you will find ALL the races of people in the CNMI are REPRESENTED in the Democrat Party — so please stop your foolishness.

I will be the first to say yes, there are FORMER Republicans who are NOW PROUDLY with the Democrats on the mainland and in the CNMI because they know a LIE and CORRUPTION when they see it.  In fact, most of WE the People have SEEN and HAD ENOUGH of the Republican “BS” for the lack of a better way to say what the Republicans are about. Gaslighting and trying to change the narrative to be about the People in the Democrat Party instead of recognizing WHAT the Democrats are about won’t work because voters know the Democrats are about “accountable, responsive and productive government FOR the People.”   To be continued: One People One Direction.

The writer is a retired teacher, former CNMI Board of Education Member, James Madison Fellow (U.S. Constitutional Scholar) and a Fulbright-Hays Foreign Scholar who resides in Kagman III.

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