Saturday, April 26, 2008

217. A Short Note to the CNMI Legislators

I'm a voter. I've voted in every CNMI election since 1985.

And I'm watching how you vote.

For all of you who voted against the marine national monument, you've lost my support. For some, I'm not in your district, so JJCamacho, feel free to ignore me. Don't bother smiling at me next time. Ralph Torres, you have a beautiful family. Don't mind my tears as I think how your children and future grandchildren will suffer for an ocean that you failed to protect. For those who never had my support, enjoy whatever those corrupting influences are putting in your pocket. You can't take it with you when you die.

Rosemond, I voted for you in the last election. Know that I now regret that. Your vote on the resolution against the national marine monument is such a disappointment. Perhaps you'll win back my vote between now and the next election. But you'll have to show more intelligence.

I'm only one voter. But I'm not alone in being upset at the recent stupidity of the Legislature. There's no other word for it.

And to Tina Sablan, Heinz Hofschneider, and Ed Salas, THANK YOU. Thank you for being intelligent. Thank you for being honest. Thank you for looking to the future of the CNMI.

To blog readers: if you want to make your concerns known directly to the CNMI House, you can leave a message on Floor Leader Camacho's website. The Pew Charitable Trust Fund/national marine monument issue is under "legislative, misc. , other." Not exactly easy to find, but with a little persistence you can register your sentiments.


Wendy said...

Do you think there is a chance that this can be reversed? It is a terrible mistake not to proceed with this amazing opportunity.

Saipan Writer said...

Wendy, I'm not sure.

Angelo Villagomez is still pushing, hoping things will work out. Ken Kramer, on the other hand, has reported the departure of Pew Charitable Trust representatives and their looking elsewhere--sounding the death knell.

I guess we'll wait and see.

=( said...

it is so depressing.