Is there a true government in the Dominican Republic?
Diario Libre’s editorial today, Tuesday 5 May 2015, asks whether there is a true government in the Dominican Republic.
The writer comments: “Our government is incapable of imposing order on public transport drivers, stopping contraband, controlling the border or organizing traffic. A government of this type is immoral, as it does not fulfill its role. It doesn’t even distribute the load fairly, and the tax burden is always imposed on the same people.
“Our weak government does have a police force, but these do not impose order. It has an army, but the army does not control the border. It has a navy, but our waters are full of drugs and illegal migrants. It has courts, but the real criminals go free, and it has a congress that is more like a marketplace. The city governments are employment agencies that do not repair the potholes.
“It grants power to a President every four years, but he is not able to risk his popularity doing what he has to do.
“When all is said and done, we are financing a thing that is called government that allows others to govern.”
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
May 5, 2015
Category: DR News |