Editorial: Putting things into gear

POSTED: 10/6/11 12:47 PM

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams hit the nail right on the head on Wednesday morning by pointing out that we will have no idea how certain things work until we “put them into gear.” Almost a year into being a country that is exactly the hope of the people, that the government and Parliament will put things into gear so that their lives can be improved. In fact changing one word in the Prime Minister’s statement (them to things) gives a clear understanding of what the people want.

People want to put the government to put things into gear so that they can have a steady job that allows them to provide for their families. People want the government to put things into gear so they can send their children to quality schools where teachers happily do their work. People want the government to put things into gear so they feel safe in their country. People want the government to put things into gear that reduces our country’s debt and gives us healthy finances. People want government to put things into gear so that there is basic infrastructure like street lights, drainage and roads void of potholes.

People also want a Parliament who puts things into gear by drafting and passing laws or using connections with other Parliaments to get the standard of living across the Kingdom of the Netherlands to an equal footing that also acknowledges that each has a specific economy that supports specific benefits.

And while people desire these things they and their representation in community, faith based and non-governmental organizations should put things into gear that they can somehow do for themselves, with little or no assistance from government and within the existing legal framework.
All cogs in the wheels of this society must be turning in order for us to get the best country possible. It begins with each of us, spread to the leadership, and then flow back from the top down.

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