REST IN PEACE COMRADES!
I thank and salute both the fallen of “THE STRUGGLE” and those of you families of the deceased, whom, have given so much to us that which we cannot return to you and who continue to bear and have bore the brunt of the ultimate sacrifice in the name of country, for the rest of us to enjoy and take for granted!
Wow, how selfless of you all!
R.I.P to the fallen heroes and the many who genuinely wanted to end tyranny, but came short of never witnessing December 2nd of 2016, seeing Tyrant Yahya Abdul Aziz Jammus Junkung Jammeh BOW DOWN TO PEOPLE POWER!! ✊✊✊
We will never ever take your sacrifices like those of the many before and after yours for granted.
Your gallant actions have been a mirror of and in reflection of how majority of the civilized free world would have sought redress opposing those who are tyrannical in governance approach, whose only goal in the name of personal development find joy in oppressing the human mind and stifling the pursuit of happiness of human beings into UNACCEPTABLE perpetuity!
Hence I salute you with these quotes and principles of liberty, deeply ingrained in my core beliefs of governance of the people, by the people, for the people!
Principle 1. The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law. Natural law was defined as the order in which the Creator made everything work properly. There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in the affairs of men which are “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.” If governments and human relationships are formed according to these laws, they will succeed, if not, they will surely fail, as history has proven. (First paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.)
Principle 2. A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong. The Founders knew they could not succeed in this political building without the support of the “Supreme Judge of the world” and without a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence .” They knew this would not happen unless they kept His commandments which amounted to being virtuous and morally strong. (Last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.)
Principle 3. The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders. No greater case can be made of the damage done to a free people by power-hungry and tyrannical leaders than the long list of abuses Thomas Jefferson listed in the Declaration. While directed at King George, these abuses are typical of leaders who are without virtue and morality. (List of grievances in the Declaration of Independence)
Principle 6. All men are created equal. (An exact quote from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence)
Principle 7. The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things. “-That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” (Second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence)
Principle 8. Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. (Second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence)
Principle 9. To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law. The Founders knew that God had revealed certain laws for human happiness, such as laws against killing, stealing, adultery, lying, coveting, etc. These are reflected in the right of man to form a government to protect his unalienable rights of life, liberty, and property outlined in the Declaration and the Bill of Rights.
Principle 10. The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people. The last paragraph of the Declaration makes it clear that the people as a whole, by their representatives in Congress, have complete authority from the Supreme Judge of the Universe to govern themselves in every way and to take their rightful place among the sovereign peoples of the earth.
And finally Principle 11.
“The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical. The second paragraph of the Declaration makes it clear that the people have a God-given right to throw off dictators and establish a government that will better protect them in their rights.”
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING REVERSE WHAT HAD NO BUSINESS BEING ACCEPTABLE FOR 22 YEARS to UNACCEPTABLE, thus ENDING TYRANNY IN GAMBIA, ALAGIE JAJA NYASS, CAPTAIN NJAGA JAGNE & LAMIN SANNEH!
And SHAME on to those who learn nothing from the sacrifices of others they won’t do for none other than but thyself!
Till we meet again
Babou Abdoulie Jobe
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