Needed: plain, hon­est men and women

Stabroek News Sunday - - LETTERS... -

Dear Ed­i­tor, To­day in the month of May, we talk of in­de­pen­dence here in Guyana. Many yesterdays ago, also in May and 231 years to be ex­act, the young Amer­i­can na­tion some­how came up with a sa­cred in­stru­ment that is revered there and at least rec­og­nized ev­ery­where else. It is the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion. Gou­verneur Mor­ris, the del­e­gate from Penn­syl­va­nia, suc­cinctly de­clared, “I have many rea­sons to be­lieve it is the work of plain, hon­est men.” Those two sim­ple, well-worn ad­jec­tives say all that had to be said; they cover much ground. They are enough.

In this long half cen­tury in­ter­lude of In­de­pen­dence, I look around and ask: do we have plain, hon­est ones here? Do we have enough of such men and women to sway the tides of ob­struc­tion, cal­cu­la­tion, and stag­na­tion? Or is it that we are too clever for our own good? And too un­truth­ful and too un­wise to agree and

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