Impunity has Friends in the Haitian Senate
Speak your mind
Here we go again: “l’enquete se poursuit.” Senators went around in circles during last night’s session like gutless individuals, openly admitting they did no longer had a majority to boot Justice Minister Pierre Louis. They acted as if the assault on the 1987 Constitution was no longer a big deal because the Justice Minister was a bigger friend than the deputy. Rather than sending a signal of strength and unity, senators back tracked like they saw a ghost. Once they started hesitating, I had a feeling of déjà vu. As much outrage they poured over the humiliation they suffered when a fellow sitting legislator got arrested and jailed, they got to the moment of truth and could not pull it off. When will this structural paralysis finally meet its fate?
What took place on thursday October 27 was not just a slap to every citizen in the country. It was indicative of the level of incompetence of the gangsters we call leaders. It was a forfeiture of our sovereignty and a direct threat to any and every citizen in the country. The government will not follow established laws and procedures when it has to ge his man. We must set a precedence and if the Haitian Senate cannot be trusted to take up the cause of the people it swore to represent, the people must do it themselves. Since the senate lacks the courage to uncover the truth and make necessary decisions to redress the people’s grievance, perhaps they need to step back and let the House of Deputies handle the process itself.
After all, it was one of their own who was humiliated. I seriously doubt the lower house would judge their friends that are in the government more important than defending the democratic principles. The General Assembly is the protector of the Constitution and must provide checks and balances in government. When a president or a group of gangs think they are limitless and all-powerful to the point the can just grab a citizen at any time or under any circumstances and don’t have to answer for it, the future of the country is under direct threat. The government must know its boundaries. Anyone reckless enough to pull off such a poorly planned and boyish mess does not respect him or herself nor do they care about the country or its well-being.