Friday, December 23, 2005

Where's Our Flag?



A country's president is elected by a country. Once he becomes president, he becomes the nation's representative, regardless of his political affiliation. Or at least that is the way it should be.

Several pictures during this week show Dominican President Fernandez rolling around leisurely through various cities. He was on a Christmas mission giving out baskets, which were really plastic bags, containing several items intended for Christmas dinner.

Let's leave political speculation aside, for now, at least. What bothered me the most is the fact that all flags that were waving were the purple flag of the President's party. Where was the Dominican flag? Apparently no one has one, or they weren't given one at least.

I'm not angry, but upset. All public officials talk about the country this, the country that, yet apparently most of them have forgotten, on their outings, that they serve a country, yet promote a party (and this is regardless of which party is at the batter's box).

That's all. Just upset.

3 Comments:

Blogger cloklis said...

This is a country that, whenever our national anthem plays on the radio, people rather change the station or turn off the radio.

December 23, 2005 10:09 AM  
Blogger Teacher George said...

true , i do the same.

we only like to be Dominican when we're winning something or if we're talking about our baseball players, Felix Sanchez, and Presidente beer.

other than that it IS a country of political affiliations. it's sad, but it is.

December 24, 2005 9:37 PM  
Blogger Lida Virginia said...

La mejor regla que puedes aprender en política es que nunca 2+2 son cuatro cuando se trata de esos temas... Lamentablemente el país, mejor dicho, la calamitosa situación del país es el trampolín de los políticos no su norte...

January 03, 2006 11:42 AM  

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