Time is finally on our side


While I can’t directly connect the governor with the termination of two individuals who are now elected officials, it does speak volumes to the political trends under his administration. Congratulations to Corina Magofna for her well-earned and most deserving win as the people now have one more person whom they can trust! The alleged horrors of Republicans seem very true—if you are not for and loyal to the Republicans, your job is always at risk.

It must be hard for the people working under the Torres administration if they want to support the Democrats, given the “loyalty standard” that is clearly in place that was even substantiated by our DPS commissioner in a legislative hearing! It doesn’t get any clearer than that when our top police officer tells us that “loyalty” is a reason for being retained or terminated. It’s a real horror story!

I said Rep. Babauta and the JGO were on top of their game and not playing, as they were not fooled or deterred by the governor’s so called “power-play” to stop his executive assistant from testifying. But his refusal to cooperate is just more proof that he lied when he said, “I have nothing to hide.” He is just another dangerous sheep in a wolf’s clothing. Every day that goes by with the JGO, we get closer and closer to putting the final nail in his political coffin and he is fighting the people and our representatives, still expecting to get re-elected. It seems he thinks he can say and do anything and we the people will just go along without protest.

It is often said the wheels of our government and justice turn slow and that is what we are experiencing. After over two decades of Republican complete control, we are finally reaching the culmination of our desires for years to end the corruption. Time is finally on our side and each day we get closer and closer to finding the right direction for real change and prosperity!

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the promotion of Deputy AG Chester Hinds to the position of chief prosecutor of the criminal division. Kudos to you. I truly believe you will surely be a good and even great prosecutor who will be tenacious in the quest for truth and handing out justice while being humane when needed in your prosecutorial duties. It’s obvious that Mr. Hinds represents a true desire for diversity in the CNMI to become more appreciated and accepted in leadership roles. I just wish Mr. Hinds could be our next AG because he is exactly the treatment a political doctor would give for the CNMI when it comes to our justice system, if there is such a thing.

Ambrose M. Bennett
Kagman III, Saipan

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