Senate to Investigate Senator Dillon’s Role in January 6 Protest?

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Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon

A communication requesting plenary of the Senate to investigate the role of Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon in the January 6, 2020 protest “against the President and the government of Liberia,” is reportedly in possession of the Senate’s Secretariat.

The communication, written by Sinoe County Senator, Cllr. Augustine S. Chea, appeared on the agenda of the 4th day sitting, 3rd Session of the 54th Senate. However, the communication was not read in plenary, apparently due to the late arrival of the very Senator Chea to session.

Senator Dillon, who listened to the reading of the agenda by the Secretary of the Senate, appeared more amused, rather than astounded, by the communication from Senator Chea.

Reacting to the appearance of the communication as an item on the agenda, Senator Dillon during an honoring program in his Capitol Building office, recalled that as elementary student years back, he read a Civics textbook in which the Constitution informed him of his fundamental rights of the freedom of association, “once you are doing so within the confines of law.”

“Let the Senate plenary tell me that I have no such rights. Let me make it clear here: if we the Senators in majority refuse to use our responsibility and duty here to the people, and our people decide to come out and express themselves, I will join them, even today,” the senator and outspoken critic of he Weah Administration vowed.

He maintained that if the Senators in the majority were performing their duties, representing their people’s interest in “keeping with their aspirations, there will be no protest in the country. There is protest almost everywhere, some in silence; right in this place there is a protest, the Vice President is protesting; I am waiting for [Senator] Augustine Chea. I want him to understand that I am a Senator for the first county in the Republic of Liberia and the Senator with the biggest mandate in this country. If he does not want my wrath, the wrath of the people of Montserrado and the people of Liberia, including most of them from Sinoe that support me, and if he thinks I am lying, let him ask Representative Munah Pelham.”

Meanwhile, members of the Montserrado University Students Union honored the Senator at his office on Capitol Hill, for exhibiting an incredible character and integrity over the time.

“Your ability to identify contradictions in our society and to fight corruption and Social injustices has distinguished you from your many colleagues, and we see you as our role model. Within the space of approximately five months, you have educated our people that it is good to talk, but that it is [better] to talk and do; and it is against this backdrop that we as executive and members of the Montserrado University Students Union have organized this program to honor you for your pragmatism and fulfillment of the campaign promises,” the students declared.

64 COMMENTS

  1. These are some of the issues that are with holding our country from progressing and I am very surprised that, such motion was even recorgnized to be taking into consideration and read as agenda. Is this not stupidity at the highest level from individuals we considered to be crafting laws for our nation? Hon. Chea think everyone ate the crazy cow that the president had killed for them in sinoe to be blind loyalty regardless of bad governance?

    Well, I am very optimistic that, Hon. Dillion will address the situation and educate Mr. Augustine Chea of his rights in Liberia. May be Mr. Chea don’t know about his rights in Liberia under our constitution, Hon. Dillion knows his and has just excercise some in the confinement of our laws. What a disgrace for group of body terming themselves as senators to even sit in chamber and listen to such a nonsense to be read as agenda. Is that what tax payers paying your so much for doing nothing and behaving like elementary students? Shame, shame and shame.

    • Thank you very much my bro, you have said it all. This is the kind of society we find ourselves. We have so many problems that is effecting our country greatly, but those problems cannot be address, unnecessary issues that has no relevance that what they can always waste their time on.

    • Curran and Dolo, the both of you have very very poor deductive reasoning capacities. Tubman was an eigth grader when he became President. He made Liberia economically prosperous and politically strong, and the envy of the continent of Africa.

      Was Tolbert not a college graduate in economics? He was! What did his education do for Liberia? His education drove away from Liberia, Liberia’s closest ally and the world’s greatest power THE USA.

      Doe was simply a high school graduate when he became President. He made great developments, and later graduated with a masters degree in international relations.

      Charles Ghankay McArthur Taylor was a university grduate in economics when he became President. What did he do before and after. He destroyed the country and made the likes of Benoni Urey and the rest of their gang loot the economy dry!

      Before that, Dr. Amos Sawyer became President. What did he do? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THE COUNTRY, BUT IMPORTED MERCENARIES LIKE ABDOULAYE DUKULE AND BUILT HIS MANSION IN AMERICA.

      The Harvard graduate and Finance minister of Tolbert ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF incited, fomented, financed, and equipped killers who carried out a massive killing of the innocent and the destruction of the country..

      With her Harvard degree, she appointed PhD holders in nearly all of the most strategic and finance areas of government. Her most senior adviser was Dr. H.Boima Fahnbulleh Jr. What did she and them do? They stole and stole, and stole, and left the country with a deteriorated economy with her son and her friend’s son as governors of the CBL printing unauthorized money which the country is suffering from to this date!

      So, Liberians or any objective minded person is bound to reason that ”education is not need”, but POLITICAL WILL! And that is what President George Weah has, as can be seen in the many developments he has made just two years in power.

      Reply

    • ONE’S MOTIVE GIVES NAME TO HIS ACT, AND THAT THE INTENTION IS PUNISHABLE EVEN IF THE OBJECT IS NOT ACHIEVED!

      In HIGH TREASON, NO SITTING SENATOR AS HAS BEEN THE CONDUCT OF ABRAHAM DARIUS DILLON’S CAN BE AN ACCESSORY. HE IS A PRINCIPAL IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

      For he was actually present during the commission of his crime Dillon would have been just constructively present if if his crimes was committed through innocent agents.

      His assistance sought by him from a foreign power to oust the government, proves he was both actually present and constructively present. Trial, expulsion, and imprisonment, if found guilty is the remedy!PERIOD!

  2. Today’s Liberia needs Creative-minded Innovators; the newly appointed Agriculture Minister typifies the kind of leaders needed now in our country. Leaders who burn the mid night oil for years just to create and establish noble institutions where our so many jobless youths will find something worthy to do and earn honest living….gone are the days of Protest Champions who leave behind them only the legacy of Protests emblazoned on their gravestones! I generated huge amount of taxes for the previous government and the present one through government taxes levied on my 52 workers in my hard-earned establishment, so our taxes should be used to pay Representatives and Senators spearheading protests here and there in the streets of Monrovia and locking down our country just to satisfy their whims and caprices?????

    • As our people will say, Charles Johnson, you are now cooking with gas”, making such assertion as ” Today’s Liberia needs Creative-minded Innovators; the newly appointed Agriculture Minister typifies the kind of leaders needed now in our country.” Who did the Harvard graduate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appoint as her Agriculture Minister? She appointed her Tolbert’s Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth. Joseph Boakai was appointed as Agriculture Minister, and is on public and international record for been dismissed for stealing as he did at LMPC.

    • ONE’S MOTIVE GIVES NAME TO HIS ACT, AND THAT THE INTENTION IS PUNISHABLE EVEN IF THE OBJECT IS NOT ACHIEVED!

      In HIGH TREASON, NO SITTING SENATOR AS HAS BEEN THE CONDUCT OF ABRAHAM DARIUS DILLON’S CAN BE AN ACCESSORY. HE IS A PRINCIPAL IN THE FIRST DEGREE.For he was actually present during the commission of his crime. Dillon would have been just constructively present if if his crime was committed through innocent agents.

      His assistance sought by him from a foreign power to oust the government, proves he was both actually present and constructively present. Trial, expulsion, and imprisonment, if found guilty is the remedy!PERIOD!

  3. Another sham to divert attention from a very beautiful and useful bill that gives some meaning to democracy in our country.

    Who doesn’t know the position of Senator Dillion on this January 6 protest, Mr. Chea? What do you want? Silence the voice of many well-intentioned Liberians?

    Beware of one thing Mr. Chea, your actions in the conduct of state affairs will go down in history for generations to come. Your children and grandchildren will read about your positive contributions or plagues to Liberia. We are living in the computer age; transparency and probity should be the order of the day.

    We want to see how you represent us, what you say on our behalf and how you go about doing it. The senate is not a secret society. It is the sovereign people’s assembly. We need transparency in both houses.

    Senator Dillion, give him a cold-shoulder and hold your head up high to introduce our bill. Also, continue to demand audit of both houses. Accountability should be the order of the day. Liberia can change overnight with qualified and morally clean members of the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary branches of government. Morality and probity should inhibit our leadership; this should be the underlying credence of patriotism, not vain words and opaque deeds.
    Set the boil rolling senator, others will join you soon.
    Keep your head up high! Your combat is noble.

    • Darius Dillon and Yekeh Kolubah´s ganging up with a groups of people with the motive of seizing power and the intent of illegally and unconstitutionally removing the President from power and ultimately his government is not a noble act. Its a criminal act. And this is why Senator Oscar Cooper and another Senator disociated and distanced themselves from such idea and action.

      When a legislator act is not wrongful under law and is done as a matter of right but produces harmful or treasonous implications, the situation, or act on the part of such legislators is known as abuse of rights, for which such legislators are liable under constitutional law. So, the Senate is right to investigate Dillon, and when found guilty, have him expelled as a warning precedent.

      • Note that he’s an elected official. Under the laws, elected officials are impeached, not expelled.
        Do you want to set that precedent? It may not augur well for Weah either.

        Can someone confirm here with proof that Dillion is really a high school dropout? I don’t personally know the senator.
        If yes, I prefer this high school dropout Dillion to many of our constitutionalists and lawyers posting on this blog.

        • Petarus Dolo, the 24th word of the second clause of Article 38 of the Liberian Constitution says “EXPELLED “, NOT IMPEACH.

        • Curran and Dolo, the both of you have very very poor deductive reasoning capacities. Tubman was an eigth grader when he became President. He made Liberia economically prosperous and politically strong, and the envy of the continent of Africa.

          Was Tolbert not a college graduate in economics? He was! What did his education do for Liberia? His education drove away from Liberia, Liberia’s closest ally and the world’s greatest power THE USA.

          Doe was simply a high school graduate when he became President. He made great developments, and later graduated with a masters degree in international relations.

          Charles Ghankay McArthur Taylor was a university grduate in economics when he became President. What did he do before and after. He destroyed the country and made the likes of Benoni Urey and the rest of their gang loot the economy dry!

          Before that, Dr. Amos Sawyer became President. What did he do? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THE COUNTRY, BUT IMPORTED MERCENARIES LIKE ABDOULAYE AND BUILT HIS MANSION IN AMERICA.

          The Harvard graduate and Finance minister of Tolbert ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF incited, fomented, financed, and equipped killers who carried out a massive killing of the innocent and the destruction of the country..

          With her Harvard degree, she appointed PhD holders in nearly all of the most strategic and finance areas of government. Her most senior adviser was Dr. H.Boima Fahnbulleh Jr. What did she and them do? They stole and stole, and stole, and left the country with a deteriorated economy with her son and her friend’s son as governors of the CBL printing unauthorized money which the country is suffering from to this date!

          So, Liberians or any objective minded person is bound to reason that ”education is not need”, but POLITICAL WILL! And that is what President George Weah has, as can be seen in the many developments he has made just two years in power.

          • Mr. Tamba,

            Thank you for your observations. However, if you tell me that I have bad deductive reasoning capabilities, I would like you to retrospect and contemplate for a while on your assertions and conclusions.

            Take the economic and financial indicators of Tubman for the 27 years he served as king for Liberia and compare them to the 9 years Tolbert led the country, then make informed conclusions.
            Note that the USA equally abandoned Doe. So, how do you fit that into your analogy with Tolbert?
            How long did it take Samuel Doe to begin economic development? What prompted it? Who were the instigators?
            In fact, why did he find it judicious to unprecedentedly become a student while a president? Ask yourself that question if education was not important.

            Consider the 12 years Ellen was president, couldn’t you see that things were being structured methodically, though at slower pace, and life was beginning to have some meaning for Liberians?

            As you rightly said in your conclusion, let’s wait and see if ONLY political will without required molded minds can govern to meet the needs of the people. Let’s wait and see.

            I hope salaries will not be cut again, that salaries will be paid regularly like what Ellen was doing, that investors will come in the country, that the fixes they promised will come.

            Sadly, most Liberians do not even study their own history to know how things have unfolded over the years.

          • For your information Mr. Tamba, during those days, an 8th Grader can be compared to a MSc or MA student nowadays.
            My father stopped in Form 4 when he got himself into trouble and his education terminated. He was an excellent orator and writer, compared to (American, not Liberian) college students.

    • Kudos to my brother for a well articulated message. Mr. Chea and band of criminals want to remove Senator Dillon for exposing their dirty deeds against the Liberian people. God himself will not allow this to happen.

      • Leewaye, what ”well articulated message” from Dillon? But you are another typical elementary school mentality. So of course, you being also another duncelike, oafish, doltish, and cretinous, head, your knowledge about rights and powers is limited to elementary civics, as your comments have evidenced here all the time when, like him, displaying your elementary school mentality, and stupidity.

  4. Did Hon Dillon’s “Civics textbooks” say a Senator may – in the company of a man who terroristically threatened to bring down the President if he had to buy guns for old rebels to kill on his orders – go to the office of a foreign leader for support in ensuring regime change? Not to mention that a protest to unseat GMW contravenes the spirit and intent of Article 17 which guarantees right to peaceably assemble and petition political leadership/ government for redress of grievances.

    For heaven’s sake, don’t hesitate in testing efficacy of rules and laws, otherwise appeasement and paralysis will normalize threats to “public security, public order…” If France was unable to withstand economic and public safety anxieties caused by Yellow Vests Protesters, how could anyone expect a government bequeathed pervasive poverty and a recession to do that. Making Liberia unsustainable and ungovernable can’t be a long term winning political strategy despite it instantly benefited Sen Dillon.

    • bagdad moses you here. you have the blood of thousands as former NSA director under Doe . you sat there and watched people murdered and maimed and now you want to talk

  5. Darius Dillon, now you see why it was necessary for you to have completed your high school education and go to college where you would have learned about THE PRINCIPLE AND CONCEPT OF ABUSE OF RIGHTS!

    Dillon, THE ABUSE OF RIGHTS PRINCIPLE AND CONCEPT departs from the classical theory that “he who uses a right injures no one” (= neminem laedit qui suo iure utitur), instead embracing the maxim “a right ends where abuse begins” (= le droit cesse où l’abus commence).

    You are EXTREMELY IGNORANT of this legitimate, legal, and constitutional, principle because you as a high school drop out, you are limited to your elementary civics.

    And this is why you do not know that your usage or exercise of your rights on January 6 was an abuse of rights (also known as Prohibition of Chicane) your exercise of your legal right which not only aided and abetted the DISORDERLY CONDUCT OF YOU PROTESTERS, but also, caused violations of the rights of others, serious breaches of public order, threat and attack upon the government and nation, violence against public peace without open violence disruption of legislative proceedings, harm, and injury to the three branches of government and the public at large!

    Accordingly you are liable for all such abuses, disruptions, infringements, and violations and disorderly conducts caused by your actions!

    In short, within your capacity as a senator, your actions or your so called ”use of fundamental rights” was a manifestly flagrant breach, and a betrayal of your duty and allegiance to the Republic which constituted or constitutes the the specific intent on your part to carry out the constitutional crimes of treason, anarchy, and sedition!

    So, Mr. Dillon digest or at least get this education henceforth and forthwith, that what you have read from your elementary Civics textbook in which the Constitution informed you of your fundamental rights of the freedom of association, “once you are doing so within the confines of law,” IS SUBJECT TO THE LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE OF ABUSE OF RIGHTS!

    • Mr. Gborvlehn , just like the handle of your facetious name, you rambled endlessly and said nothing but made a lot of big butt bullshit!

    • At least one of four conditions is required to invoke the abuse of right doctrine in civil law:

      the predominant motive for exercising the right is to cause harm
      no serious or legitimate interest exists for judicial protection
      the exercise of the right is contra bonos mores or violates good faith or elementary fairness (equity)
      the right is exercised for a purpose other than its intended legal purpose.

      so tell me, which one of these conditions are you claiming that the Senator is guilty of?

  6. Why is it that some of these Legislators don’t even understand the Liberian Constitution! Every citizen of Liberia has the Inherent Right, whether a Senator or Yanna Boy, to take part in a Peaceful Protest! Liberia, this is a major problem, when a lawmaker of the Republic makes such ignorant statement against one of the Heroic Lawmakers of our times, Senator Darius Dillon! Mr. Legislator from Sinoe County, what about the War and Economic Crimes Court and the 16 Billion Liberty Dollars and United States 25 Million Dollars?

  7. Elijah Barnard, this senator Darius Dillon is a disappointment , an embarrassment , and a DISGRACE to the legislative branch of government, and the republic as a whole. What inter alia proves this is that here is an IDIOT you have as a senator who does not know about THE abuse of rights nor any idea about exceeding permissible limits via a bus the exercise or use of his fundamental rights within the confines of the law; simply because he is limited to elementary education of rights as he has unintentionally confessed.

  8. So is this true that the Senate has the biggest problem in the country? Leaving major issues that affect the country and placing on the agenda of someone constitutional rights. What Chea wants to achieve?

  9. The Senate to probe into constitutional crimes committed By one of its colleagues in a cartel with a diabolical and wicked Boakai, and a notoriously corrupt Benoni Urey in a syndicalist cartel which formented and incited, and fincanced a campaign demanding the removal of the president through a mass protest is what you naively and ignorantly believe is “an irrelevant issue”?

    Go back and peruse Article 38 and Article 42 you will realize that they stipulate that “Each House shall adopt its own rules of procedure, enforce order, and with the concurrence of two-thirds of the entire membership, may expel a member for cause, and that Members shall be privileged from arrest while attending, going to or returning from sessions of the Legislature, EXCEPT for treason, felony or breach of the peace”, a crime committed by Darius Dillon and Yekeh Kolubah for which they must be expelled!

    So you see, the omission and or action on the part of this high school drop out Senator Darius Dillon has become evidently proven regarding his role in their syndicalist cartel´s treasonous acts of formenting and inciting, and fincancing a campaign to demand the removal of the president through a mass protest on January 6, 2020!

    My friends, RIGHTS, WHETHER FUNDAMENTAL OR NOT, ARE NEVER ABSOLUTE!! As others have mentioned here, Dillon as well as Kolubah should know or should have known that been part of any group in a protest demanding the President and of course his or her government to step down, is according to the Liberian and U.S. Constitutions AN ACT OF TREASON!

  10. Some psychotic Idiots believe they are going to drag Liberia to the precipice again while everyone watches in silence like some spectators. Senator Chea Cheepoo was expelled for less in the same Senate, and Dillon should be held accountable, too. While the Senator is joining business-killing protests with hope of getting re-elected, I wonder whether he has figured out how government will get enough money to pay him and others and help in empowering citizens.

    As for the fool making silly accusations against me, your whole generation on both sides can’t shut me up on matters of stability in Liberia. The difference between us is of a man so proud of his bloodline that he wouldn’t hide under aliases to make false accusations to tarnish his reputation, and an agent provocateur who would conceal his identity for license to disgrace his parents and forebears: Nonsense.

  11. By the way, haters, I didn’t just jump on Senator Chea’s rightful call for an investigation of Senator Dillon.

    Readers on Facebook familiar with my frank posts and comments, about two months ago, saw my response to a story in FPA about a failed attempt by Dillon and Costa to meet a White House aide. Without mincing words, I wrote that the “Two novices would soon get themselves into trouble”. My prediction came from professional experience earned fourteen years earlier than our 1980 coup.

  12. Most Liberian said education was not needed?

    • Mr. Curran, not most Liberians but the present leadership and partisans. However, they have started to understand. Let’s forgive them but they will understand that the pen is mightier than the sword before they leave office. After that, they will encourage their offspring to always go to school and learn.

      • Mr. Dolo et All
        It is true not everybody but correctly lots of people said “da book we le eat”.
        If it is really coming from their true believes, then its a massive sin against all those children, students, Missionaries, Peace Corps, etc. That will mean we are very wicked people?
        I was an independent Candidate. I heard first hand myself. Actually thanks to those who voted for my group, I, we didn’t take any money from anybody.
        I have never stolen, no blood on my hands, police records are clean, educational degrees are clean, etc.
        If any, not many Liberian can stand ahead of me. I challenge anyone. I have almost solved our rice farming issues from 12 months to approx 4 months max; check my platform. I am currently working on the machines needed to enhance production, so the whole Liberia/African can become world productive.
        I will put all of these stuff on facebook in the near future.
        Liberia should by now have a tire factory, atleast two steel factories, two major hydro dams. I am one of those best educated who could save lots of millions of dollars for Liberia on such projects.
        Cumming and people from the other groups do not have such Know-Hows. With them, Liberia will always want for people to come in to do things for Liberia.
        They went to school but studied in areas that are not of major needs to Liberia at this time. We want people who can built industries, which is the economy (good Jobs).

        Have a nice day your.

        • With Mr. Curran as president, all the beauties you are saying will NEVER be done. But with Mr. Curran within the ANC, it is highly likely it will. In fact, you don’t to wait for any specific administration before you can implement such project. Start now!
          Think about it. I love the idea of rice from 9 to 4 months. Document and incorporate it, don’t put it on Facebook or else you will get nothing from it. The white guys will come and sell your own ideas to you at exorbitant prices.

          “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan.

  13. Curran and Dolo, the both of you have very very poor deductive reasoning capacities. Tubman was an eigth grader when he became President. He made Liberia economically prosperous and politically strong, and the envy of the continent of Africa.

    Was Tolbert not a college graduate in economics? He was! What did his education do for Liberia? His education drove away from Liberia, Liberia’s closest ally and the world’s greatest power THE USA.

    Doe was simply a high school graduate when he became President. He made great developments, and later graduated with a masters degree in international relations.

    Charles Ghankay McArthur Taylor was a university grduate in economics when he became President. What did he do before and after. He destroyed the country and made the likes of Benoni Urey and the rest of their gang loot the economy dry!

    Before that, Dr. Amos Sawyer became President. What did he do? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THE COUNTRY, BUT IMPORTED MERCENARIES LIKE ABDOULAYE AND BUILT HIS MANSION IN AMERICA.

    The Harvard graduate and Finance minister of Tolbert ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF incited, fomented, financed, and equipped killers who carried out a massive killing of the innocent and the destruction of the country..

    With her Harvard degree, she appointed PhD holders in nearly all of the most strategic and finance areas of government. Her most senior adviser was Dr. H.Boima Fahnbulleh Jr. What did she and them do? They stole and stole, and stole, and left the country with a deteriorated economy with her son and her friend’s son as governors of the CBL printing unauthorized money which the country is suffering from to this date!

    So, Liberians or any objective minded person is bound to reason that ”education is not need”, but POLITICAL WILL! And that is what President George Weah has, as can be seen in the many developments he has made just two years in power.

    • Please read my statements properly:
      Only the better of our educated with the needed Know-Hows, Skillsets can move Liberia forward. Please put up your credentials to challenge my statements.
      God bless Liberia.

  14. Thank you all! I can see that this topic has brought us all to argue constructively. A round of hand plus to all. It is indeed a point of local attraction. More of these arguments guys.

  15. There’re three important things that people ignore:

    1. Economic hard times exist in Liberia because there’s recession. It’s a recession that did not come about as a consequence of Weah’s presidency. The reality is that the recession was there before Weah became president.

    2. There is political and economic instability because Weah’s critics are scaring off potential investors and

    3. The “old political establishment” who belong in the camp of business as usual are unhappy because power is slipping or has slipped out of their establishment. In conjunction to the emasculated old establishment are the former presidential candidates. The truth must be told. The former presidential candidates are unpatriotic in the real sense of the word. They will do whatever it takes to weaken the current president in any way they can.

    Harbinger:
    The evil one does lives after him or her. The unpatriotic “disturbers” (I might have created a word) will not be successful if and when they or their minions become president. Why? Because the seeds of destablization which they planted with joy would have grown. In other words, there’ll be some hardcore critics to challenge their leadership.

    • Mr. Hney, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s , Dr. Amos Sawyer’s, and Charles Taylor’s, 1985 military invasion of the country, and their waging of war on the country on Christmas Eve 1989, and their individual tenure of presidencies, prove your theory, theme, or argument, supremely true, scientific, indisputable, unbeatable, highly convincing, valid, authentic, and invincible!!

  16. I think I am missing something here. During her tenure, President EJS sent hon. Dillon to the USA to earn a college degree. that is a fact. He and EJS had a fallout and the scholarship was revoked. My point here is, would the university accept him if he was not a high school graduate? somebody please correct me on this.

    Everyone seems to be talking about education, a necessary tool for leadership. What about INTERGRITY?what about HONESTY? Are they also not necessary in the course of leadership?

    Someone mentioned some of our leaders and the educational quality the have/had. what good did that do Liberia? education, education.

    I asked a very wise man – my dad – to define education, from his viewpoint, for me. I was floored with his definition. Here is what he said to me ” Education is the SUM TOTAL, the SUM TOTAL, my son, of a man’s moral, intellectual and physical achievement.”

    He broke each and every word down for me and in my own way, I understood. I did not agree with the physical part. but I totally understood from whence he came. and from what he explained to me, I am inclined to opine that only one president had this country at heart, but that is just my humble opinion and I was not yet born when he took the helm of power. but that is just me.

    So, enough with the name calling. We have a huge task ahead of us – rebuilding our country- and attacking Uncle Hney, Uncle Dolo, or any other individual will take us nowhere. We can disagree but the task is still there, ahead of us, to complete.

    Happy weekend, everyone.

    Peace

    • No scholarship was revoked. The university simply discovered that Darius Dillon stole and forged someone’s high school diploma and certificate, and so the university threw him out. Edwin Snowe was Speaker of the House while studying at the university of Liberia.

      Before that, Archie Bernard was a Senator while undergoing law studies at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at LU. If Darius Dillon had his high school credentials, he would have long enrolled at the university. He attempted it, but the university found out that he was not even an 11th grade student.

      • We needs proofs, Mr. Zamawa.
        Me, I don’t know the senator’s credentials but I respect him for some decsisions and proposals he makes, though not all.
        I may agree with you if you prove what you are saying.

  17. Zamawa A. Zamawa

    Thank you so much for your correction. this is what this forum should be about; to correct and educate each other. Much appreciated, Sir.

    For a gentleman who is a high school dropout, he has an astute mind and strong intellect, wouldn’t you agree?

    Happy weekend, Sir.

    Peace.

  18. JM,
    I think a good number of the Liberian lawmakers are phony. They change colors like a charmeleon, but their real colors cannot be identified. In Dillon’s case, one of his campaign pledges (a pay cut) is being kept. That’s what I heard. I didn’t read about it.

    However, knowing about the Liberian lawmakers’ fraudulent schemes, I cannot and will not embrace Dillon up to 100%. I mean never! So for him, a promise of his, regarding a pay cut which he has managed to keep up to this point nets him 1% support. That’s the best I can do at this point. Going up to 2% will create an existential nightmare for me. Why would I contemplate something like that?

    There is a unique difference between genuine patriotism and phony patriotism. Genuine patriotism calls for ways in which a country can be helped by politicians. Phony patriotism is defined as operating in the thick of dishonesty. Example, a good number of politicians (I didn’t say all of them) who identify as CoP are dishonest. Usually as a way of camouflage, the phony politicians strike patriotic tunes, but don’t be taken for a ride. It’s only being done to get what they want and also to camouflage the plebians. This is not an insult. We’ve got a lot of plebians. The uneducated people exist because the phony politicians have made and continue to make deceitful decisions.

    Personally, I don’t play dumb defense. I tell it as it is. Weah is human. As such, he’s got his own frailties like all of us. He’s got some work to do. My suggestion is simple: demote or terminate the dimwitted employees in the government without much sympathy. I can name five to eight incompetent employees who masquerade as good employees in his government without being afraid. Aside from that, I give Weah the benefit of the doubt. It’s hard for me to believe that he became president in order to beat his chest and brag about his name…. Liberian people, y”all look. I am George Opong Gbekugbeh Manneh Jlarkon Weah”.

    Bottom line:
    Although there are differences, politicians can work together in order to deal with the problems of Liberia. To suggest that Liberia can only get better when “we” get in is ludicrous. The point is this… let’s work together. When your time comes, we will work respectfully and cooperatively with you.

  19. Joe Moses, with the manifest intent of committing treason masked behind the ploy of a protest, he foolishly believes is within the confines f the law according to his elementary civics. To the extent that the man sought assistance from a foreign government to oust a government. Now he is here while that KPEHSEH fool James Larsah is hiding in the USA, with the scumbag Costa now a fugitive..

    Joe Moses, given the context, NO ONE,, NOT TO SAY A SENATOR, with an ”astute mind” and who possesses a ”strong intellect” would ever be pitifully buried in such laughable and extremely weak elementary civics defense as is the case with Darius Dillon, nor would such individual have conducted himself so naively and foolishly as Dillon within his capacity as Senator!. The greater actor is more accountable!!

    For instance, if Dillon OR ANYONE were to face Senate’s trial or Supreme Court’s trial, would the Senate or the Supreme Court ever render an acquittal based on such very childish and silly argument as one in which ”he read a Civics textbook in which the Constitution informed him of his fundamental rights of the freedom of association, “once you are doing so within the confines of law.”??

    If Dillon were ever near the description you give him here, he would have known that ONE’S MOTIVE GIVES NAME TO HIS ACT, AND THAT THE INTENTION IS PUNISHABLE EVEN IF THE OBJECT IS NOT ACHIEVED!

    That is, Dillon would have never associated himself with any step down campaign of the Liberian President nor allowed himself to be fooled by stupid Kpehseh James Larsah to seek the removal of an incumbent President from another country or government!

    And his silly self calls this ”within the confines of the law”. The greater actor is more accountable. Dillon as Senator should have realized that his role in such a protest was not the same as that of even scumbag Costa their so called leader,

  20. Uncle Hney:
    I agree with you 100% . 90% of our lawmakers are phony/fraud. So, a lawmaker who will keep a promise that was made by him will endear himself to the people. I think this is what Hon. Dillon is doing.

    Again, I agree with you, President Weah is human and as such, has human frailties. So, according to you, we should give him the benefit of the doubt. that sounds reasonable. My question to you, sir, is how long will we continue to give him the benefit of the doubt?

    Mr. Zamawa A. Zamawa:

    Thank you, again, for your well-written treatise. I have a question, sir. you claimed that hon. Dillon sought assistance from a foreign government to oust a government. Is there any proof to that, Sir? Because, if there is proof, then is action is tatamount to treason.

    You write that Dillon’s intentions is punishable even if the object is not achieved. Is intent a crime?

    I am not asking this in defense of Dillon. I am not a supporter of his. I am just curious,Sir.

    It is always a source of joy for me to read your work. they are well written.

    Happy sunday, Sir.

    Peace

    • Mr. Joe Moses,Dillon, fails to acknowledge that ”VIOLENCE MAY ALSO PUT ON THE MASK OF LAW” EST AUTEM VIS LEGEM SIMULANS”. Hence he Dillon wants to hide behind his elementary knowledge of the exercise of rights and law.

      THE PROOF ABOUNDS that Senator Darius Dillon along with his partners in their crime of high treason sought assistance from a foreign government to oust the democratically elected government of President George Manneh Weah!

      ALL of the documentary and demonstrative evidences are factually seen and reflected in all of their communications with the American Embassy in Liberia, the white House, and the State Department in Washington.

      These very proof, and documentary evidences have been forwarded to the Liberian Embassy in Washington, the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs in Monrovia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Liberia.Accordingly, the Office of Legislative Affairs within the Liberian Presidency have forwarded same to the Liberian Legislature.

      And this may be perhaps inter alia why Senator Augustine Chea, in accordance with protocol, has brought the matter up in the Senate. Though this clipping from FPA and the US Embassy can in no way be the ”proof” , it may give you an idea regarding the global adage that ”If a blind man says he will stone you, he already has the rock or stone in his hand”!

      ”However, sources within the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia confided to FrontPageAfrica the White House rescinded its decision to have the Liberian delegation to meet with its official after being advised by the Embassy of Mr. Costa and Sen. Dillon’s involvement with the ‘Weah Step Down’ protest which the Embassy does not want to be associated with.”

      Mr. Moses, while commending you for your asserted and indeed demonstrated intellectual equilibrium, may I please reverberate one of my key points at this juncture of our intellectual exchange…

      ONE’S MOTIVE GIVES NAME TO HIS ACT, AND THAT THE INTENTION IS PUNISHABLE EVEN IF THE OBJECT IS NOT ACHIEVED!

  21. JM,
    The Dillon scenario which deals with a pay cut is something that needs to be followed closely. Although it’s been said that Dillon has so far accepted a pay cut, the full details of this issue are unclear. Dillon is a Liberian politician. You have to always be careful with a Liberian politician. Example, according to an inside scoop, Dillon is very actively involved with CoP. The January 6 protest march was organized by CoP. In the end, the protest march did not accomplish a positive outcome. The point is if Dillon claims to be an ideal politician, why was January 6 protest march poorly planned?

    With regard to Weah, I continue to give him the benefit of the doubt. By saying that, I am not suggesting that he’s perfect. No he’s not. He has a lot of work to do. According to the doctrine of St. Paul, “all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. I give Weah the benefit of the doubt because of my own transgressions. I try not to do wrong, but I fail sometimes. Knowing that about me, I sincerely believe that Weah makes mistakes. He’s a human being! Again I repeat…I am not a blind defender of his. If he’s wrong, he’s wrong. Everything being equal, Weah deserves to be given a break.

    Now, as it relates to the country as a whole, let’s not forget that our democracy is fragile. In 1944, (JM, I wasn’t born in the 1940s) there was a democratic transfer of presidential power to William Tubman. However, since that time, a peaceful democratic transfer of power did not occur until a few years ago when Weah became inducted into office. This is important. Because of the fragility of our democracy, it’s imperative for the lawmakers of Liberia to work together whether they hate Weah’s guts or not. Why? Because our people are suffering. Because our country must go forward, not backwards. We need a collective effort.

    Who is perfect out there? Alexander Cummings? Dillon? Urey? Ali or Boakai?

    Prior to Weah’s presidency, recession was alive and well in everything county of Liberia. Also before his presidency, almost everything was on a downward slope. For instance, jobs were scarce, inflation was skyhigh and potential investors were sceptical about the country’s economic outlook. If the haters of Liberian (who often masquerade as good politicians) discontinue their destablization tactics, the economy will improve.

    In conclusion, I think power should be transferred democratically, not through clueless protests. JM, in direct response to your question which asks “how long do you have to wait”? I would say hang in there buddy. Give it three more years. Y’all can wait. Don’t sweat profusely. Ask God to keep you alive by 2023 and beyond.

  22. Correction:
    Should be…”every county of Liberia”.

    Should not be “everything county”.

    I made the booboo because I wanted to increase the money in Joe Moses’ account. He plans to write a book about me. I am thinking about doing something like that too, that is a book deal about his travels.

    Who accompanies him on these conflict resolution trips? Recently to the US and then Rwanda. Does he pick just one from the 7 to accompany him? It’s unsafe for a young guy to travel alone. My book will take all of that into account. It’s a promise!

  23. Joseph Boakai is an evil man! He is a very selfish man. Even where the international community wants to preserve peace and stability, this very old and ugly old man was bent on the intent of anarchy and violence, simply because he is still angry with the country’s young and dynamic President for beating his very old and ugly Boakai in the 2017 elections.

    The below XRAYS THE TRUE JOSEPH BOAKAI.

    ”The planned campaign to demand the resignation of President George Weah through a mass protest is being supported by the country’s former Vice President, Joseph Boakai.” FPA

    ”However, sources within the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia confided to FrontPageAfrica the White House rescinded its decision to have the Liberian delegation to meet with its official after being advised by the Embassy of Mr. Costa and Sen. Dillon’s involvement with the ‘Weah Step Down’ protest which the Embassy does not want to be associated with.” FPA

  24. If for VP is upset because he lost the 2017 presidential contest to Weah, he ought to be ashamed of himself. His boss, former president Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf endorsed Weah. Boakai’s vexation should be addressed to Johnson-Sirleaf. Maybe because of old age, Boakai is losing it.

  25. Boakai has really lost it! How can a man who claims to regard the reverential life and the religious urge, and wants others to believe he has some drops of decency would be SO RAW THAT HE WOULD NOT BE ON SPEAKING TERMS with the country’s President with whom he is working in both the political and diplomatic spheres as her Vice President!!

    And this is the extremely selfish, notoriously corrupt, imprudent, uncivilized, and extremely indecent brute who wants to be President for a country? A seasoned politician or a seasoned diplomat , or a patriot would never display such mentality or character of Joseph Boakai. This man needs to go on a farm and reside there and rot there! He has really lost it!

  26. Uncle Hney,

    My dad laughed so hard when we read your writing. I have never heard him laughed so hard in his life. He says to tell you that he also was not born in the 40s, that you are now his brother from another mother. So, the next time you in Liberia, you have a place in our home.

    And, no, I traveled alone on both my trips to The USA and Rwanda. So you have no case against me, so don’t even attempt to look for one because there is none.

    Stay safe, uncle Hney

    Peace

  27. I am very thankful. I profoundly appreciate your kindness. Tell your dad that by God’s grace, I will make every attempt to stop by when I go home this year.

    The Book Deal..
    Saint Luke the physician wrote two New Testament books. They are the book that’s named after him (Luke) and the book of Acts. In order to do a sophisticated, down-to-earth job, it is believed by Biblical scholars that Luke did a one on one with the Virgin Mary, the mother of our Lord. The books of “Luke” and the “Acts of the Apostles” are very methodical. The books were addressed to a gentleman named Theophilus, possibly a Roman governor. For your convenience, read the first four verses of Luke and the first and second verses of the Acts of the Apostles.

    You might ask…..why is this necessary?
    Answer: It’s necessary because when the time comes for me to write a book about a young guy named Joe Moses, I will do what Luke the physician did. I will go directly to the place where it started from…. from your mother and father. Now that will give the book what it needs. There’ll be no guesswork. You started it!

    News…..
    I am a basketball fan. We have lost a basketball legend. His name is Kobe Bryant. Bryant was an NBA heavyweight of the LA Lakers. He died today in a helicopter crash. Most of the major TV networks are broadcasting the sad news. Bryant will be missed. I played soccer for my school in the US. But, I am unable to kick a lime these days. I am not retired, contrary to what some may think! I don’t teach anymore, that doesn’t mean I am retired. I do something else these days.

    Back to serious business:
    The politicians and lawmakers of Liberia have an obligation to do what is right. If they think what they do is beneficial to the country of Liberia, I will suggest to them to do an introspection. Also, if they continue to do what’s being done by them, Liberia will be like that until the Second Coming of Christ Jesus our Lord.

    JM, if it’s okay for all the lawmakers of Liberia to be assigned an automobile, it should be equally okay for all students to have a desk to write on and a full set of textbooks! If the estimated cost of two automobiles is $80,000, that same amount can be spent by the government of Liberia to buy textbooks for students in counties like Gee and Kru Coast. Why aren’t your politicians involved in the area education?
    Answer: Because they’re jiggery-pokery politicians. Your politicians are very hedonistic. They’re resistant to change because they are comfortable with their crap. If I can get an endorsement from Miss Witherspoon, Miss Gontee and a few more courageous men and women, I will think about getting into the arena of politics in 2023. JM, I got your endorsement already. I will always count on you.

    Hang in there young fella.
    (I was blessed with four boys. One of them is older than you. I refer to them variously as young guy or young fella).

    Peace.

  28. Uncle Hney,

    mystery, mystery and more mystery. ” I was a soccer player, but am unable to kick lime these ay, I don’t teach any more, but I am not retired. I am thinking about politics.

    here is what my sister and I deduced about you. we could by wrong. but we arrived at these conclusion based on your writings. correct us if we are wrong.

    I am unable to kick lime these days: by uttering this statement, you want people to think that you are a feeble person, and we are suggesting that you are not feeble, far from it. you are an able individual, we arrived at that conclusion from your writings. it suggest strength

    you are a deep abiding man of faith.. you are constantly quoting the Bible which suggest that your knowledge goes beyond mere reading. you must have done some serious study, or are involved in some way biblically.

    I don’t teach anymore, but I am not retired.

    this bring us to the point that you love knowledge and willing to impart/share them. So you are always searching on how to share what you know.

    I am thinking about politics. on that, we differ. I suggested that you love your country because of the passion in your writings but is not yet ready to settle home fully because of your principles. My sister suggested that you are ready to come home and contribute your quota

    conclusion:

    that you are a person very comfortable in your skin, that you are not afraid to speak your mind, that you are a loyal person, that you love your family and that you guard your privacy very jealously. Most importantly, you love God. tell us we lying.

    As for the writing of the book, the train has already left the station. It is a foregone conclusion.

    Stay safe, uncle Hney

    Peace

  29. GM brother Dolo,
    Another week has begun. We’re thankful and grateful. I had a rough night. Couldn’t sleep. Two things occurred.
    1. I was awakened by a call from the motherland @ 1:27 a.m. Although I didn’t bother to answer the call, it really disturbed me.

    2. I drank cranberry juice. I am not sure if it has caffeine in it. But I am up and kicking now. Thanks be to God!

    Thank you very much for the endorsement brother Dolo. Please make the endorsement unconditional. Don’t wait until Kou makes an endorsement. I will get to her later.

    Have a nice week. Drive carefully. Eat good food, mostly fish.

    Later.
    PS/
    By GM, I mean “good morning”.

  30. Dear young intellectuals: (JM & sister)

    From your analyses, I too can tell that you are sharp-witted! Again, the credit goes to your parents. And although we’ve not met before, I can tell that you and your sibling or siblings are fortunate to have been born to a union of two good people. Keep it up!

    On the line of feebleness:
    Thank God. I ambulate without any problems. I try to walk a mile in order to stay strong. Sometimes, I do 20-25 sit-ups to pump energy into the system. You know what I mean.

    On the line of my activities:
    Yes I read a lot of stuff. I do that in order to keep the mind engaged. It is recommended by psychologists and other thinkers that irrespective of age, the human mind must be challenged or engaged.

    On the line of religion:
    I was brought up in a Pentecostal home. My daddy was a pastor all his life. My mother was a church person. Before she died in Memphis, Tennessee, she was overheard by doctors saying “thank you Jesus”. I didn’t drink or taste liquor or beer until I graduated from high school. Up to date, I have not smoked any cigarette in my life. Will not brag, never. But I am involved with the Bible than any newspaper or book.

    On the line of the book deal:
    It seems that you want to butt out of it. Now, isn’t that the case? By saying, “the train has left the station”, you’re insidiously saying something else. JM, don’t provide any means of escape. Let me do the St. Luke strategy…..one on one! For instance, if you used to disturb your parents at nighttime by excessive crying, all of that will be told. Are you uncomfortable for your beans to be spilled in the streets? We will see. Remember, you started it. I am sure Dolo will enjoy reading such a book!

    Until then, peace.

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