Monday, March 12, 2007

Government to govern, Opposition to oppose

To each its responsabilities, to each its purposes, to each their reason to improve the country.

We want both, we want a government and an opposition.
Without a government, there will be chaos.
Without an opposition, there is no democracy and a way to "positively" criticize.

What is a government and what is its job?
In its broadest sense, "to govern" means to administer or supervise, whether over a state, a set group of people, or a collection of assets.

So many times when I am on the street, or at work, or just reading news, I can't help but wonder that "all" our governments so far (the past 3 decades) haven't really made a complete job. We have ministries for a reason, and we'd be lucky to have 1 or 2 ministers who work. This topic will be elaborated in the future by mentioning some ministries, and where they went wrong.

As for the opposition, they are not doing their designated job, as mentioned above, they should criticize in a positive way in order to demand or open the eyes of the government to what is going wrong in order to improve the state of the country. However, the current government is only preventing other people from living, making a living, and making the government improve.

Certainly by above, we don't mean that the people who are in the opposition shouldn't exist, on the contrary, but their administrations should find a better way, because we all understand all sides have demands, and all people should live in their country in the way they deserve.


  1. the opposition should also personify an alternative politic to the governemental majority and be able to become a majority.

    However it is interesting to see that we do not have a majority nor an opposition in lebanon in the sense of alternative to each other, each religious sect being accaparated by parties themselves based on sectar criteria.
    Based on that vision of our lebanese system, we notice that our system is non democratic and needs to be reformed.
    In my opinion, this lake of democraty comes back to the elections of 1958 and the instrumentalisation by kamal joumblatt, pierre gemayel etc.. at that time to fight the destour etc...

    As long we do not come back to a system with one deputy by circonscription as it was the case before 1958, our system wont be democratic

  2. I see, I don't know much about the old Lebanese history (was never a fan of history), I will read about the 1958 elections and try to understand what you really mean exactly.

    But in general, I can understand from you (and somewhat agree) that we do have a serious problem in the system, that is apparently not functionning well and creating more problems.