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Aug 11, 2023

Dickie Bradley Says Amendment is a Slap in the Face of P.C.C.

Dickie Bradley

Attorney-at-law Dickie Bradley also says that the eleventh amendment is worrisome because it is a slap in the face of the work of the commission, as well as the notion that people can change.


Dickie Bradley, Attorney-at-law

“First of all, the Leader of the Opposition against whom that amendment is aimed or it is perceived that way, he can answer for himself; he is excellent in doing that. On a lighter side, I think that because ih gone mess with the leader of the Peoples’ United Party, dehn di show ahn we could mess with you too. Oh yo want attack Johnny? Because Johnny is safe; he has the full support of all his cabinet members and all the leading ranking members of the various groupings that make up the mighty Peoples’ United Party. He noh have to worry about that; he mussi smile when he saw that. The only thing is the timing of it is not as brilliant as whoever came up with the idea to bring back that old suggestions so that that is a little bit worrisome. Also it is a slap in the face of the constitutional commission because there is a law that says they are going around encouraging the citizens to say what they would want to go in there. If you take a wider view of the matter, we don’t want to be a nation where we have jailbirds – birds, not one – in our highest institution. But you are right, an important part of it is that if a person goes to prison, do we just. Do you know that under the Representation of the People’s Act, every prisoner who has been sentenced for more than twelve months in jail can’t vote? You know we have a backward colonial law disenfranchising people. Yo done punish cause yo gone dah jail and now yo punish and can’t exercise my right to decide. You see, those are the issues we need to function on. And you’re right, the eleventh amendment is a slap in the face of the concept that people do change.”

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