Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Cry For Change?

The cry for change in government administration has resonated even before the March 8 general elections. The need to restore democracy and trust in the judiciary and to the political process are some of the reforms sought. Disgruntled citizens are willing to hand over reins of power to the advocates of change other the the current ruling coalition. The current political, economic, social, educational, and religious situation has deteriorated to a low ebb and heading for disaster. Lao Tzu, the great Chinese philosopher once said, 'If we do not change direction, we may end up where we are heading.'

Yet there are some who are afraid of change for the fear of the consequence of that change. Only when a government fears the people will there be true freedom. A good government must first have the welfare and happiness of its people at heart irrespective of race, religion or political affiliation. We must support a government only if it deserves our support, otherwise we must advocate change so as to preserve the rule of law, peace and equality.

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