Open Letter to President Sirleaf

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By Rev. S. Edward Bardawlue

Madam President:

Please accept my profound congratulations for your superb and impervious leadership that you magnificently employed to surmount “Superior presidency” in Liberia, thus permitting the peace and unity all Liberians unequivocally enjoy in the country.

It was the power of superior presidency most of our past presidents exercised to prevent national development since the 1847, because it did not allow citizens of this country to discuss critical issues of national concern.

Now that you have subdued this enormous power through your tranquil leadership that realized “Freedom of Speech” in Liberia, I am most pleased to address you this Open Letter that contains two cardinal “propositions” to bolster the peace and unity you have established in Liberia.

These propositions are as follows: (1) That a golden monument for our beloved President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, be installed at the strategic position at the Executive Mansion for saving the lives of Liberians and our foreign partners residing in our country from the deadly Ebola that invaded Liberia from our sister state of the Republic of Guinea in 2014.

Madam President, it should be the concern of all Liberians that you merit this monument because you were often seen during the Ebola outbreak, along with the Management Team you set up to supervise the Ebola preventative measures, going from house to house of Liberians and our foreign partners where Ebola was immolating our people.

Therefore, Madam President, I am sincerely urging you to please pass this proposition into law with the acquiescence of the experienced and educated Honorable Members of the Legislature. This monument will serve as a living testimony for saving lives of Liberians and our foreign friends from the deadly Ebola by putting your own neck on the chopping board of Ebola!

(2) That the National Flag of the Republic of Liberia be abrogated or amended to be replaced with the National Unification Flag because our flag resembles the National Flag of the United States of America both in design and posture. I hence conjecture that this flag was adopted by our progenitors without the concern of the United States of America. In fact, the flag of any nation in the world obtains its national symbols directly from the natural resources of the country it represents. Therefore, we the people of Liberia shall now employ our national clout, through this forum, to repudiate this flag and place it into our National Archives as a souvenir for our future generations to view because its national symbols are not from the natural resources of our country.

The attainment of the national symbols of the National Unification Flag from the natural resources of this land, and the spiritual participation of our ancestors into the inclusive designing of this new flag are featured through the transition periods of Liberia: the accumulation of the forest green symbol of the National Unification Flag is obtained from the deep forest resource of the pre-historical period. For the first time in the history of this nation, this first symbol is attributed spiritually to the seventeen tribes that migrated into this country from the states of the West African region, for the protection of this country from foreign invasions during the stay of their generation in the pre-historical transition period. This first symbol, of course, alters the red symbol in the National Flag in use to forest green in the National Unification Flag – this disparity in postures between these two flags qualifies the National Unification Flag as the new National Flag of the Republic of Liberia because it is posture-freed from any other national flag in the world.

The second symbol is the white national symbol that denotes purity. It is obtained from the historical transition period. This symbol is conferred on our ancestors who were sold into slavery in the pre-historical transition period.

Madam President, for the heinous burden these ancestors encountered in their enslavement and while being taken away to the Diaspora by their slave masters without any resistance from them, they receive this white symbol for the purity of their hearts towards the endurance of this country. Of course, this is the duty of any national flag to unite the living and the demise to obtain genuine peace and unity for the country it represents.

The historical transition period from where the national white symbol was accumulated, inhabited two descendant groups; namely, (1) the native descendant group and (2) the pioneer descendant group (our forefathers in this group called themselves pioneers while they were returning to this country from the Diaspora where they received their freedom from slavery granted by their sundry slave masters). These two traditional groups worked in this period together in harmony until they declared “Independence” to this country and called it Liberia.

For the freedom they rendered this country, both groups received attributions after their ancestors; thus, the pioneer descendant group received the national white symbol after their slave ancestors for the purity of their hearts, because they would have remained in the Diaspora to enjoy the highly sophisticated education and religion they had acquired; however, they decided to join their native brothers and sisters in this country. On the other hand, the native descendant group who succeeded their native forefathers in the protection of this country from foreign invasions received the national forest green symbol after their ancestors. The last two national symbols of the National Unification Flag are a dark-blue symbol and the lone star symbol. The dark-blue symbol is situated at the upper left-hand corner of the National Unification Flag, and it represents the dark-continent of Africa. The lone star symbol is situated at the nucleus of the dark-blue symbol and represents the first independent light in the dark continent of Africa.

The last transition period is called topical transition period. The eleven designers of the National Unification Flag are obtained in this period if, Madam President, you appoint a Wise-men Commission (comprising wise men and women) to select these eleven designers from the native and pioneer descendants. This commission will divide the native descendants into six groups from where six persons will be selected by their native surnames to represent the six forest green stripes of the National Unification Flag as the six designers from the native descendants; furthermore, they will divide the pioneer descendants into five groups, where five persons will be selected by their pioneer surnames to represent the five white stripes to become the designers from the pioneer descendants – add these six persons from the natives to the five from the pioneers, they become the eleven designers of the National Unification Flag.

In the first place, the typical transition period contains the native and the pioneer descendants derived from the native and pioneer ancestors who inhabited the historical transition period. However, none of the ancestors of the past transition periods designed this new flag, but it is designed for this generation of the typical transition period. This is why the designers of the National Unification Flag are selected from this period. The inclusive designing process of this new flag is completed in this topical transition period.

The last work to consummate the process of these two propositions contained in this Open Letter is for you, Madam President, to seek the acquiescence of the Honorable Members of the Legislature for this Honorable “Body” to enact a legislation to the National Elections Commission to arrange a national Referendum to allow eligible Liberian voters to vote the Aureate Monument for the President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for saving the lives of Liberians and our foreign friends from the deadly Ebola, and to vote the National Unification Flag as the new National Flag of the Republic of Liberia!

Madam President, I have the honor to announce to the Liberian people, through you, that these propositions contained in this Open Letter are the nuclei for permanent peace and unity in Liberia; that is, if the National Unification Flag is implemented into law, the demure image that Liberia encountered after the 1847 “Independence” for the use of a foreign flag will be exculpatory; moreover, if the golden monument for the President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is installed at the strategic position at the Executive Mansion, the pride and love the people of Liberia have for our beloved President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for saving the lives of Liberians and our foreign partners will be vivid to the entire world.

About Author: Rev. S. Edward Bardawlue of the Barjukalye World Wide Ministries, Inc lives in the Duwan Town Community, Gardnerville Township, Monrovia. He can be reached on 0886-582-369/0770-933-514.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Do you sincerely sure that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf deserves monument or statue
    when, in fact, there have been secret killings of prominent Liberians including
    the late Harry A. Greave for which there is no credible explanations today?

    You think Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s statue should be raised up simply because
    she, in violation of the Liberian Constitution preventing any and all citizens of
    from organizing a war abroad and bring same to destroy the Re[public of Liberia
    which Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had done so her monument must be raised up?

    Are you really sure that a woman who brought destruction upon this land of
    liberty- her war that slaughtered innocent lives; children, and drafted children
    as child-soldiers, over 350,000 old, sicked-in-beds and women with no graves
    but their bodies were left decomposed throughout the length and breath of this
    country image should be raised so that that image will continue to remind us
    that, this is the woman who brought war that destroyed villages, towns, cities,
    and even ordered the Capital City of Monrovia to be buried to the ground;
    knowing how many Liberians would had died?

    The doctrine of our International Partners are that, a country that has gone through
    war “must helped financially to rebuild.” And as such, President Ellen Johnsopn-Sirleaf
    had been blessed with financial contributions from all over the world. Yet, she is leaving
    a country without roads network, education in a mess, institutions struggling to come
    back, abject poverty rose ever worse, unemployment the highest in the sub region of
    Africa. Now, mind you, this is a country that was founded in 1822; 195 years now!
    And you want her monument to be raised over this land that she destroyed?

    A love of a country is proven by a very serious and uncompromising national Reconciliation.
    Has there been one since Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf? Knowing that she organized and
    brought the war that had left marks of destruction on every piece of land in this country,
    what has she done to the National Reconciliation? Has or is it holding? During her
    inauguration in Monrovia, she declared corruption “enemy number one.” Is that true today?

    When Nature brought to Liberia that the country appears to have oil or it has oil, NOCA
    was formed to help manage the output of the oil products. In no time, President brought
    her son Robert Sirleaf. Robert and others including President herself approving funds to
    bribe some members of National Legislature to rectify her bills, NOCA became insolvent
    and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took personal responsibility for the corruption at
    NOCA and, brought that institution to a bankrupt. Liberians woefully lost!

    Worse of all, after the her of massive destruction of the country in terms of humans and
    institutions, she cleverly installed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The TRC’s
    Findings barred Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf from holding public office for 30- 35 years!
    How in the world, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf managed to be elected President of Liberia
    is anyone’s guess! Now from rumors, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is seeking for
    immunity by giving her support to Cllr. Charles Brumskine who is also now cornered to
    give it to her if elected. Why she can not rely on her governance in office to retire. And
    you know that if one does good governance in office, there is fear to retire. Why would
    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf want immunity after office? Did she not do well in office
    for which reason she wants immunity? Her former Minister of Finance and Development
    Planning Mr. Konneh at a program in Monrovia said: “We [Konneh & Sirleaf] have no
    need to apologize to any one.” Why can’t she stands on this one instead of asking for
    immunity? NO PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF live on the goods you did while
    you were in office, NOT IMMUNITY!

  2. P. Allison Tarlue, Sr. September 9, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Do you sincerely sure that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf deserves monument or statue
    when, in fact, there have been secret killings of prominent Liberians including
    the late Harry A. Greave for which there is no credible explanations today?

    You think Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s statue should be raised up simply because
    she, in violation of the Liberian Constitution preventing any and all citizens of
    Liberia from organizing a war abroad and bring same to destroy the Re[public of
    Liberia which Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had done so her monument must be
    raised up?

    Are you really sure that a woman who brought destruction upon this land of
    liberty- her war that slaughtered innocent lives; children, and drafted children
    as child-soldiers, over 350,000 old, sicked-in-beds and women with no graves
    but their bodies were left decomposed throughout the length and breath of this
    country image should be raised so that that image will continue to remind us
    that, this is the woman who brought war that destroyed villages, towns, cities,
    and even ordered the Capital City of Monrovia to be buried to the ground;
    knowing how many Liberians would had died?

    The doctrine of our International Partners are that, a country that has gone through
    war “ must be helped financially to rebuild.” And as such, President Ellen Johnsopn-Sirleaf
    had been blessed with financial contributions from all over the world. Yet, she is leaving
    a country without roads network, education in a mess, institutions struggling to come
    back, abject poverty rose ever worse, unemployment the highest in the sub region of
    Africa. Now, mind you, this is a country that was founded in 1822; 195 years now!
    And you want her monument to be raised over this land that she destroyed?

    A love of a country is proven by a very serious and uncompromising national Reconciliation.
    Has there been one since Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf came to power? Knowing that she
    organized and brought the war that had left marks of destruction on every piece of land in
    this country, what has she done to the National Reconciliation? Has or is it holding? During her
    inauguration in Monrovia, she declared corruption “enemy number one.” Is that true today?

    When Nature brought blessings to Liberia that the country appears to have oil or it has oil,
    NOCA was formed to help manage the output of the oil products. In no time, President Sirleaf
    brought her son Robert Sirleaf. Robert and others including President herself approving funds
    to bribe some members of National Legislature to rectify her bills, NOCA became insolvent
    and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took personal responsibility for the corruption at
    NOCA and, brought that institution to a bankrupt. Liberians woefully lost! You want her statue
    over Liberia anyway?

    Worse of all, after the her war wreaked massive destruction of the country in terms of
    humans and institutions, she cleverly installed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
    The TRC’s Findings barred Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf from holding public office for 30- 35
    years! How in the world, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf managed to be elected President of
    Liberia is anyone’s guess! Now from rumors, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is seeking for
    immunity by giving her support to Cllr. Charles Brumskine who is also now cornered to
    give it to her if elected. Why she can not rely on her governance in office to retire. And
    you know that if one does good governance in office, there is no fear to retire. Why would
    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf want immunity after office? Did she not do well in office
    for which reason she wants immunity? Her former Minister of Finance and Development
    Planning Mr. Konneh at a program in Monrovia said: “We [Konneh & Sirleaf] have no
    need to apologize to any one.” Why can’t she stands on this one instead of asking for
    immunity? NO PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF live on the goods you did while
    you were in office, NOT IMMUNITY!

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