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OPINION Epitaph 146: Dirty Republican Politics — VOTE PROPST!

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THE resignation of Rep. Ed. Propst has literally sent shock-waves through our community and his explanation says it all about how DIRTY the Republicans play their politics.

I told readers everything the Republicans touch seems to die so I’m not surprised they are trying to kill our best hope for change.  I haven’t talked with Ed so he has no knowledge of what I’m about to say but I fell it is my honor as a member of the Democrat Party and my duty as a fellow citizen to speak out and speak up for Rep. Propst. It is very obvious that the Republican Party is playing DIRTY and has been attacking him vigorously especially since he joined the Democrats as they are trying to repeat what they did in the last election by getting the Democrat Gubernatorial candidate to quit before the election.  The Republicans cut off the “head” of the Party’s hopes for gaining power in the last election and now they are doing the same thing again only this time it’s out-in-the-open for all to see because they don’t have anything to lose given all their MESS-UPs! They think that changing the election narrative to be about Rep. Propst will give the Republicans a better chance to take more seats but I am truly praying the PEOPLE of the CNMI will NOT accept his resignation and still vote for him like we never voted before in numbers so it will be no doubt that WE the People want Ed. Propst!!

I along with many others are hoping and praying that Rep. Propst will pull a “Houdini” (pretend to be locked-up only to emerge on election day) and remain on the ballot as he will surely still be re-elected and hopefully with a Democrat majority in the House. The Republicans focused their attack on Rep. Propst because he is the Minority Leader and is also now technically the Leader of the Democrat Party given his leadership position as a Democrat. The Republicans should really be ashamed of themselves given our small island to make up fake allegations and to harass the ONE PERSON who is leading the fight to end the corruption in our Government.  Even in the comment section there was overwhelming support for Rep. Propst with the usual idiotic “funny” and other ugly comments by obvious Republicans. 

I really don’t have to tell readers about Rep. Propst character and professionalism and he is well known for being on the front-lines helping people when there has been a typhoon and everyone knows he is fighting to hold our Governor and Legislature ACCOUNTABLE to the People. Rep. Propst presented the biggest threat to the Republicans as the Minority Leader which is all the more reason, WE the People should be encouraging him and supporting him by VOTING for PROPST if you want to end the corruption, we have been living under for really two decades. I don’t know what all they are saying on Social Media but I even told Rep. Propst a long time ago that Social Media may be his friend but it can also be like the proverbial Tiger and turn on him which is what the Republicans did, used his own best tool for reaching the people against him.

God does not like UGLY and making false allegations about a politician for the election is about as ugly as you can get in politics. It doesn’t matter what the false claims are it’s the fact that they had the NERVE and AUDACITY to be so EVIL on a Public Stage. We also know the Governor who is the leader of the Republican Party has to be in support of the Character Assassination attempts on Rep. Propst which speaks volumes to the type of DIRTY leadership WE are now living under. Dirty and Ugly was never good for anything and voters need to be mindful and vote PROPST as this is OUR Government in the end, not the Republicans.  Honorable Rep. Propst, please remain on the ballot and give the People and opportunity to give you some real HELP with a majority of Democrats in the House where you will surely be OUR new Speaker.  WE the People truly need for you to be strong and stay the course and keep your eyes on the prize and don’t even look at Social Media until after the election — I’m sure WE the People got your BACK!  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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