Monday, February 18, 2013
The issue of political dynasty is not about politicians and their relatives. Political dynasty is a reflection of our problematic voting culture. No matter how hard we try, and even if there prevails an antidynasty law, we would still be in deep doo-doo simply because we have missed the real issue.
It's not about stopping relatives of politicians from running for office; it's about changing the way we vote. It's about voting for the candidate best-suited for the job regardless of his or her last name.
An antidynasy law can not and should not substitute for voters' maturity. We should never legislate discernment. Sadly, an antidynasty law will only succeed in legislating prejudice.
Posted by kamote at 10:35 AM
Monday, January 28, 2013
It's a classic case of barking up the wrong tree when we start ganging up on the guard on duty everytime something bad happens in a mall. Really, what can guards do to prevent determined people from bring in guns to the mall? Given the rules they operate by, it's not so hard to slip in a gun.
Posted by kamote at 11:37 AM