Siakon Nagbe is a Liberian Computer Programmer with Intellicon. He lives and works in Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A. and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OVERREACTION? MOST LIKELY COUNSELOR!~ By Siakon Nagbe
"...Liberians, both at home and abroad have a Constitutional Right to assemble, make speeches and discuss issues. This is guaranteed by freedom of speech and assembly... To wrongly assume that Liberians in Liberia have those Constitutional Rights but Liberians outside Liberia do not, would imply that the Constitution is only applicable within the borders of Liberia and by equal argument the NEC would not have the power to control nor legislate what a Liberian does after he/she is outside the border...." more>>>
CIRCUMVENTING DEFICIENCIES – The justification for a semi-illiterate president
"...Mr. Weah might have ‘love for Liberia,’ but I would rather believe that he would not permit a farmer to do an open heart surgery on him because that farmer has ‘love for medicine’..." more>>>
LIBERIANS VOTING IN THE U.S – IF NOT, WHY NOT?
".......Liberians living in the United States (lying somewhere in the range of 75,000 to 160,000 depending on whose figures one is willing to accept) represent a significant portion (2.5-7% ) of the Liberian population. When other countries are taken into consideration, it is easy to conclude that there is close to 10% of the population, if not more, permanently residing outside the country..."more>>>
POLITICS IS LIKE FOOTBALL – PERHAPS!
"....Liberians must not use frustration of the past to set the nation on a sure path of doom. Unlike football, the consequences of failure in government will be another round of human carnage and suffering. This time it will be the fault of those who sang in the streets and voted wrongly, and the world will be looking elsewhere because Liberians had their chance.." more>>>
LEADING THE NATION WILL BE DONE BY THOSE WHO ARE LEFT TO LEAD
"....It is a great sacrifice to leave a job paying more in a month than what one will be expected to make in a year in Liberia, that is if it is paid at all; it is a great sacrifice to leave the benefits of 401k, profit sharing, life, health, dental, vision and retirement plans; to leave the expensive homes in suburban cities that it has taken years of honest labor to acquire; to leave the luxury of driving across a country without the worries of potholes; or to leave just getting up in the morning and not having to worry about water to take a shower. … It is a tough and selfless decision…..so they wait..". more>>>