De l’esprit des Lois

De Montesquieu a’ lespri dè lwas’.

It appears that our Haitian, intellectual, leaders were savant ignorant. They knew every thing in the books; they knew little or nothing about administration, leadership, civism, loyalty. Country before all, a certain sense of pride to serve and to create hope, they lacked all of that skeleton society. Is that still there? It ought to be.

Have our leaders opted via cultural syncretism, to practice ‘lespri dè lwas’, as a conversion from ‘L’esprit des Lois’. Have they abdicated their responsibility. It is common knowledge that our people practice ‘Bondie Bon’ daily. A luxury, responsible gents, especially leaders are not afforded ‘. Naje pou soti’ is not an option, neither a good direction. It sounds like a demission.

Si se lwa ki  monte nan tèt nou. Ki lwa sa-a?


What a leader

The president should not take it likely, that unbeknown to his office, the Primer Mister of Israel is invited to speak before Congress, directly invited by the speaker of the House. This is a serious bridge in minimum protocol for some people. To me it an affirmation that our system of government allow room for each branch of the government to exercise power. I say the president can take it. Democracy is elastic. Some say politic and diplomacy have been married before. Others will say, it’s not the first sucker punch. It will neither be the last thrown in the arena.

The president’s state of the Union speech, last night reminds the world that he holds the standards higher for the American middle class. He has felt their sweats and demanded a fair shake for them. The president knows, first hand, that there is enough wealth to share a little more with the deserving ones. Funding for college education and quality early education for all are good investments in our potential. Preventive health care mandate is common sense. Young healthy people will eventually understand that one visit to the ER, a five day hospitalization may cost 20 times more than $200.00 a month. It’s a fair share. The cost of health care is still high, every one ought to chip in.
Ed Nelson

Thank you Mr. President, now get your boxing gloves.