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OPINION | Epitaph 134: Re-electionist —corruption continues & a dog

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RE-ELECTIONIST was the title of the news story that ran before the ink could even dry good on my prediction about Republicans who will run as Independents — “Fake Independents” emerges.

I call them Fake Independents who are really just being “re-electionist opportunist” and based on the comments about the first declaration by Joseph Arriola Flores didn’t fool anyone as everyone KNOWS he is a Real Republican who pretended in the last election to be an Independent and the day after winning he turned GOP — the old “flip-flop” play. He would have done a lot better by just “speaking-up and out” FOR the People about the Governor and helped to try and hold him accountable. But Rep. Flores will not be the only Republican running as a FAKE Independent and to make it so darn shaming but GREAT is the fact that I don’t even have to mention the names of the other FAKE Independents as voters already know whom I’m talking about. ALL the Fake Re-electionist Independents who are literally and figuratively “Republican-Wolves putting on Sheep’s Clothing” pretending to be Independents don’t stand a chance of being re-elected – I sincerely PRAY for the sake of ALL of us and OUR Commonwealth!

For me, I have seen ENOUGH of this group of Republicans to last me the rest of my life. The Republican Party needs to be taught a real-life-lesson with virtually ALL of them being KICKED-OUT of office in the pending election and hopefully they will learn their lesson and rebuild with people of character and integrity like the Democrat Party has done. But WE the People are just seeing the first of other Fake Independent Re-electionist and voters need to just take it with a smile because it has to be funny when someone tries to fool you as a Fake Independent and it didn’t work which means the joke was really on THEM and not you and you can prove it in November that you are NOT a blind & stupid voter to fall for someone who is a FAKE.

OMG, the corruption in the Torres Administration just continues like there are no such things as “LEGAL & ETHICAL” and it’s all because we have a Legislature and AG who just refuse to hold our Governor accountable and OUR only hope beyond the FBI is to start voting all of them out of office. The revelations about the Marpi Landfill Contract is just MORE proof of the corruption in our Government as it is clear to me they schemed to start a new company so they could give the 3.8 million contract to THEIR families and fellow Republicans. How can a brand-new company with NO Track record and only 40,000 to show to-their-name be given a 3.8 million dollars contract — duh and HELLER!  I don’t believe the Governor and his Crew fooled anyone with this newly created company they apparently schemed-up to give the contract to but they really didn’t have to fool anyone because no one is going to stop them nor hold them accountable. This is what happens when citizens have an “unchecked Government” and it’s just another example of why I started writing these Epitaphs pleading to the former Independents to join the Democrats and saying the CNMI had a Dead Democracy. The un-ethical and even criminal awarding of contracts activity proves our corruption continues and that our Democracy is still dead. The coming mid-term elections are the MOST important elections since the first election for CNMI officials due to the corruption and self-enrichment activities of Republicans that has led to our economic devastation and the destitute state of our Economy. WE the People can’t afford to be fooled and bamboozled into messing-up OUR vote this time around – Democrats for TRUE! 

While I could care less about the “SPAM” of two or three commenters who CLAIM they don’t read my articles yet they comment — ha ha, now that’s real idiocrasy.  But I do respect commenters’ opinions who respect me as respect for me is a genuine “reciprocal (mutual) phenomenon” which is why I won’t use a name this time. But I did see the Governor’s “Attack-dog” (U-know-Who) was finally released on me to just bark at me but he doesn’t know how really-really BAD I want to mix it up with him in this public arena. It is no secret how he trolls Facebook and attacks private citizens for the Republicans and I’m just waiting for him to try and bite me so I can have justifiable cause to “euthanize” him and his attacks figuratively.  People know he is conducting these attacks on private citizens FOR the Governor, not the People which is truly pathetic! I never attack private citizens unless they throw the first blow and I’m a “no-nonsense person” when it comes to what I write, which my critic commenters can’t stand. I haven’t knocked someone out figuratively in this paper in a very long time so he can keep flirting with attacking me if he wants as I detest bullies, especially the adult ones, so you have been respectfully WARNED (RH) but if you dare and think “I can’t stand on a square and defend all 360 degrees of what I write” PLEASE MAKE-MY-DAY!!!

The Governor’s attack dog wants to imply that I’m in outer space or something when I was talking about the fact that the citizens of the CNMI should not be experiencing the virus within our boarders and wearing mask by now if the Governor had been WORKING the problem. But I know for TRUE that I may be more in touch with the REALITIES of the CNMI and WHAT needs to be done than his boss the Governor. I will reiterate that if there is only one way for the virus to enter the CNMI and we stop it at that point there is no reason for the virus to be “on-island” other than in the quarantine facility. Also, any virus that is on products in a container will die long before it arrives in the CNMI due to the immense heat inside so if we do what the scientist are telling us and do our job at the airport with EVERYONE, no exceptions like the scientists are telling us to “assume EVERYONE has the virus,” then the virus shouldn’t be in the CNMI by now.  The Epidemiologists have given us all the vital information and measures to put in place to make the CNMI FREE of the virus but our Governor is not working the problem so that we (the community) can stop wearing mask and our “internal economy” (economic activity within our society) can be more normal and productive in a full operations mode. The Governor needs to stop wasting our money and his time on vacations because he is going to jail and do the work to make the CNMI FREE of the virus so we can have some sense of normality and even open schools under normal conditions which will also be KEY to getting our “Tourism Market” restarted.

I will reiterate that our isolated island environment actually works to our advantage in keeping the virus our if our Governor will just do the darn WORK and Lead. He needs to stop his nonsense of unrealistic Tourism promotions that cover for a “family vacation” and trying to “change the narrative & news cycle” by talking about our children’s safety when schools are not even open. And what about the murders, kidnapper(s) of the sisters & robbers your DPS Commissioner haven’t caught yet Governor? Let’s be REAL about our economy because we can’t talk re-start of our economy until the CNMI is virus free and can prove to be capable of remaining free of the virus, as “a virus FREE CNMI” should be our only goal now which is the FIRST Step to returning to normality within our Commonwealth — for TRUE! It’s called “looking over the horizon leading & plotting (planning) the BEST course FOR the People to maximize the BEST Outcomes” as WE should be living virtually free of the virus with normal activities within the CNMI by now! To be continued:  One People One Direction

The writer is a retired teacher, former CNMI Board of Education Member, James Madison Fellow (U.S. Constitutional Scholar) and a Fulbright-Hays Foreign Scholar who resides in Kagman III.

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