All you hear on the news today in Belize is crime and more crime, for years the officials have led our country on a steady decline. It seems that the criminals run the streets and sometimes seem to run the country. With the officials doing almost nothing to put an end to this plague we may end up being a Central American neighborhood of criminals, basically the ghetto of ghettos.
I propose that Corporal punishment be re-instated in Belize ASAP and that it is done so with a heavy iron heart and an even heavier fist. We must remember the days when public hanging and such punishments were common and think of how little crime there was. Sure it was amongst us but it was greatly under control. Remember when people could sleep with their windows open? When parents were allowed to discipline their children? When if your neighbor caught you mis-behaving they’d lash you and take you home to your parents for another lashing?
We must stop listening to people who are in favor of human rights and humane treatment of criminals. A criminal does not deserve to be treated humanely, they do not deserve mercy or compassion. As I’ve always stated: “A criminal, by proxy waives his or her right to human rights when they decided to ignore the rights of another human being.” We are all equal in our country and we should learn to treat each other that way.
I must say however, that even tho it does not seem right, we must point a finger at the Government and not just one party but all Politicians. They all saw crime on a rise and basically did nothing to stop its expansion. If we look at first hand accounts and actual documented data, Ministers have themselves twisted the law’s hands to get what they want, they have instilled that manner of thinking into our legal system and now it came back and bit them in the ass. Government officials have used oppressive means to rape and plunder our country and the prosperous today that we should have had. All these things are happening because of the after effect of the grievous crimes that these officials have committed against our country and it’s citizens. You know what I’m talking about, sweat heart deals for their cronies and families, under the table deals with a bonus added on that would then be paid back to the minister. Taking Bribes from the rich. I can go on and on on this but I must move on.
No matter how many BDF and Police officers they put on the streets, it will not make a difference because even the police officers and government officials are committing crime. When the Minister of National security isn’t man enough to put his foot down and say enough is enough and grow some balls to make real changes in the laws and constitution that allows for people to be hung and shot for serious crimes or introduce caning like they do in Singapore, there can be little change.
Studies conducted since corporal punishment was eliminated from schools and outlawed by courts indicate that the increased violence in schools and society as a whole, are directly related to the elimination of corporal punishment.
Let your voices be heard, vote yes for Judicial Corporal Punishment to be re-instated and hopefully the Government will see that this the only way to get our country back to a safe heaven. We need to stop listening and following the USA and be the independent nation that we are.