Club Soda and Salt

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Motivated by Stupidity

Posted by clubsodaandsalt on July 3, 2005

I haven’t posted in a long time. Life has been busy, with moving to a new place, etc etc. Also, I just haven’t had much to say. The news out of Trinidad is depressing, and the news here even moreso. Today, however, I am driven to post about the incredibly offensive comments made by Ken Valley regarding the 1990 coup attempt. While I understand that he was trying to draw an analogy to crime and making an argument to which I am generally sympathetic (that poor policy breeds crime), to suggest that poor policy justifies an attempt to overthrow the government is utterly ridiculous. It also exemplifies the lack of respect for the rule of law and for democracy among members of the ruling party. By saying this, Valley has ensured that I will continue my record of never voting for the PNM.


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