The downside of politicizing crime
There is a downside to the politicization of any issue, especially when politics is powerless to bring about that change or the political will is absent.
The Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage finds himself in a rough place, especially when you review the tapes of his behavior in his constituency during the "walk through" by then prime minister Hubert Ingraham just before the May 7 general elections.
The minister is on record implying that he could not guarantee Ingraham's safety. Now it seems that Nottage is not able to guarantee his own, and has taken steps to do so.
This is a confusing message that smacks of capitulation for the minister.
If there is something that has caused an about face in a situation his party promised that would be under control on "day one" the public needs to know.
Maybe he will get some answers from the public as he is planning to seek answers that he and his administration are looking for.
We are all criminals in one way or another, by omission or commission.
Those of us who would seek to rectify the mess we find ourselves in may have to sponsor another kind of rally and bring Bahamians together for the good of this country.
At the top of the discussion will be finding solutions for those among us who just do not care, and some of them have been elected.
I will admit that Minister Nottage is not in this category, but there are some in his party who need to be muzzled.
They need to be told that they have not been elected to shoot off their mouths. Excuse the pun.
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