Politicians should follow law

Reading the Editorial in Barbados Today dated April 9, 2013 regarding the very much needed cleaning up of all the posters and whatever else that was put all over the island to gain your attention for the different candidates, still haven’t been removed, I could not help but be amazed.

I did submit an article that was posted about this happening after the election. And now after all this time since the election no cleaning to restore the beauty of the island from all these posters.

I have looked up the meaning of the word government, and this is what I have came up with: Government is the system by which a state or community is governed. [1] In British English (and that of the Commonwealth of Nations), a government more narrowly refers to the particular executive in control of a state at a given time [2] — known in American English as an administration. In American English, government refers to the larger system by which any state is organised. [3] Furthermore, government is occasionally used in English as a synonym for governance.

In the case of its broad definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state. A form of government, or form of state governance, refers to the set of political systems and institutions that make up the organization of a specific government.

States are served by a continuous succession of different governments… Each successive government is composed of a body of individuals who control and exercise control over political decision-making. Their function is to make and enforce laws and arbitrate conflicts. In some societies, this group is often a self-perpetuating or hereditary class. In other societies, such as democracies, the political roles remain, but there is frequent turnover of the people actually filling the positions.

[5] Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways. For this reason, political scientists generally argue that government should not be studied by itself; but should be studied along with anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, science….

Well it seem that we elect people to tell us how to live our lives, and what we can and can’t do, but for some unknown reason, or reasons, these same rules don’t seem to apply to the people in government. To me this is double standards, and seem to the people in government that they are above the very rules, and laws that they have made.

So if these rules and laws are enforced on the common man, then they should also be enforced on those who make them.

You see this form of government, don’t do as I do, but do as I say isn’t what’s happening. This to me is like a dictatorship.

The government effects every human activity through laws, rules and regulations. And if these rules are good for the people, then it should be likewise for the government.

So is the government above the law? Hell no! They made the laws and they should live by them. And if they don’t then they should be made to pay just like all the other citizens in Barbados

I know I am tired of reading about these simple things that the elected officials, the officials who were elected by the people, for the people, seem to keep placing themselves above those who have placed them in the positions that their are in, and I am not in Barbados. So at this point in time I think that many others has the same feelings regarding the government’s actions.

“Be real and do unto others as you would like for then to do unto you — or like the old saying: “What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.”

— Charles Cadogan

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