Letters to the Editor

Opposition playing politics with people's lives

Friday, December 21, 2018

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Dear Editor,

There is wrong, and then there is right. There is life, and there is death.

It's quite obvious that the Opposition has made a wrong decision and pronounced death on the Jamaican people.

Let me make this quite clear: I'm not a supporter of the Jamaica Labour Party or the People's National Party. I have no political alliance. However, I am obligated to speak on matters concerning the people from a spiritual and social perspective.

For a few months now the states of emergency (SOE) imposed in certain areas have brought about peace in volatile communities, and the residents indeed welcome the presence of the security forces. Some of Jamaica's most wanted are now in custody, guns are being taken off the streets, and lives are being preserved.

Now, my question to the Opposition is this: Why vote against it?

Your decision has consequences for both the economy and national security. Is there a way that the Opposition benefits from deciding to end the progress in the fight against crime?

There is money in criminality and corruption and many benefits to gain. Was the decision made to be in the good favour with the military and police force? We all know that those groups can swing political power in a vote. But is politics more important than the lives of those whom you say you serve? If this is the case, then the political views of service need adjustment.

To both the Opposition and Government I say this: life is not a game. The regular Jamaican doesn't have a security detail and live in upscale communities with panic buttons connected to a security company. Be careful of the games being played!

Reverend K A Edwards

Marriage & Family Ministry

Youth Mentorship Director

Freedom Evangelical Association


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