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Plenty to Fight For

An article published on this site seemed to paint the regime and the opposition with the same brush and to suggest that Libyans donít know what they are fighting for. The following are some issues pertaining to our country that might offer the skeptical and the cynical something to fight for.

  • Protection of the countryís income from any form of abuse and misuse, and establishing public scrutiny and control over the treasury.
  • The person who occupies the highest office in the country is there to serve the people and his or her employment as a president shall not exceed ten years.
  • Public service is subject to scrutiny and accountability.
  • Citizens are equal in front of the law regardless of public position, social class, gender, age, religion, race, or creed.
  • An independent judiciary and fair and transparent legal system.
  • A society where women are not treated as housemaids and sexual objects, and where their rights, aspirations, and potentials are realized.
  • Respect of human dignity and abolishing all forms of physical, political, social, and economic violence.
  • Forming independent associations, organizations, and unions that represent the real needs and aspirations of their constituencies.
  • Meeting the needs of the people for effective and reliable education, transportation, and health systems.
  • Protecting and safeguarding our antiquities and ancient ruins, and protecting the environment.
  • Reintroducing civility and tolerance as means of interaction.
The list goes on and on. And no "hodgepodge" or hotchpotch intended.

S M

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