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OPINION | Epitaph 144: Sucker & ka duku election politics    

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ELECTION Politics bring out the best and the worse in our politicians but if you don’t really pay-attention and stop & think about the politics they are promoting you can really be fooled.

WE have already gotten a sample of the ugly politics with the “smear campaign on Rep. Ed Propst meant to turn voters into suckers by distracting and misleading voters from the real issue of this election — CORRUPTION, ARROGANT Leaders who refuse to check our Governor nor would they tell us what they did with OUR money, and the RESET, not restart, of our Economy as we must start all over in many ways. But when I saw the article on the Vice Speaker from Precinct 5 who wants to create rules so locals can get Farm Lots it just blew me away.  My very first thoughts were “how in the world did the SPECIAL & LOYAL Republican people like the Governor get their farm lots in the first place if there was no rules and WHY did the vice speaker wait until the very middle of the election season to announce this all important and long overdue Bill that he should have presented when he FIRST got in office.  He should have introduced this Bill years ago but the Republicans were all powerful and not worrying about votes then so he was toooo busy politicking with the Republicans & IPI instead of working FOR the people which is how he got to be the vice speaker — who must go with the rest of them. For sure, the people of Precinct 5 need to vote all Democrat so WE will have a real Team working FOR the People this-time-around, especially Kata table so they can hopefully and finally get their road completed. I have told readers before about how these Republicans actually SAVE issues for election season and this Bill for Farm Lots is just more empirical unadulterated PROOF of the Sucker Ka duku politics because the vice speaker must think we are ka duku too if we fall for this Political Play that he saved just to try and get re-elected.

I will say the Vice Speaker did get some things done using Federal Funds like the project he is promoting now on his radio ad that is pending FEMA funding. For me, I want to know “WHAT has HE done lately for Kagman,” not the Feds. FYI readers, the Vice Speaker is the same Representative WE used to see almost every day in Kagman when he was first elected but he is NEVER seen anymore — he changed and became a politician OF and FOR his Party the Governor & IPI instead of being a politician OF & FOR the People! Most of us old-folks have seen them change right in front of eyes and he is just another one who started great but fell prey to POWER over the PEOPLE!  This is the same Representative who cut down ALL the nice Pine Trees that lined the easement entering Kagman III.  He didn’t listen when I TOLD him to just trim the Pine trees for the new street lights going up as these trees were actually “planted in a PLAN to be wind-brakers for the farm lots” — duh, so who gave him the authority to change our community easement if he even had permission. Now the people of Kagman III and visitors to our village ride by a row of tanga-tanga jungles entering Kagman III. It was just horrible what he did to destroy the esthetic beauty of the easement entering Kagman III looking at a jungle every day.  FYI readers, the entrance to Kagman III was SUPPOSED to look just like it looks once you turn the bend and see the pine trees that line the Golf Course, not a tanga tanga jungle.  So every time you pass that “tanga tanga jungle” entering Kagman III think about how the vice speaker ruined what was a “planned and beautiful windbreak” for the entrance to Kagman III like we see at the Golf Course. We could be planting flowers on the easement by now like we see by the church and the mayor could keep the grass cut but we have a jungle instead due to a Representative who wouldn’t listen to HIS constituent trying to make his statement like he was cleaning-up the easement when he was really messing-up the easement.

The sucker and even ka du ku politics for the Saipan Senate seat still continues from the last mid-term when Sixto FOOLED the majority with an interest in Legalization.  I previously mentioned how a commenter to one of my Epitaphs said “Edith didn’t have a chance against Sixto” but I guess he was one of those “suckers born every-day” that P.T. Barnum was talking about. I continue to hear people talk about how Sixto gave us legalization but what they don’t get is he may have authored the original Bill and that was MOSTLY with my help and Sensible CNMI and that’s it as he hasn’t done anything since. It’s really not a surprise that the CNMI is still struggling to get the Cannabis Tourism Industry up and running and we haven’t heard a single thing about plans for the Hemp Industry’s. Given how Edith was on-top of our Labor with her “A-game” until she tried to do RIGHT by EVERYONE (equal treatment to all), and that GOP racism that I keep telling readers about kick-in and kicked her out. But I’m sure Edith will do a far better job than Sixto to actually get our Cannabis Tourism and Hemp Industries started because I know she will at the very least LISTEN!  Please vote smart on the liberal minds of the Democrats especially if you are FOR Dispensaries opening and the creation of a Hemp Industry that will create go-paying manufacturing jobs with “Made in the U.S.A. tags” on products that the CNMI will be exporting.  So don’t be a sucker anymore for this group of Republicans’ sucker- smear campaign from the lack of their own platform which makes what the Republicans are doing absolutely sucker —  ka duku politics.  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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