81.4 F
Cruz Bay
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
HomeNewsArchivesDisgusted With the Constitutional Convention

Disgusted With the Constitutional Convention

Dear Source:

Have most of the delegates lost their minds (or have any to lose)? They are trying to act as a super-legislative body, wholly inappropriate. This document as it appears to be developing will never fly for many reasons, only a few of which I am highlighting below.
The definitions of Native Virgin Islander and Virgin Islander and the requirements that only Native Virgin Islanders hold office as Governor or Lt. Governor insult the diverse population in the territory and all those in a minority who live here and support this government. I would have thought that a people descended from enslaved Africans would want equality and inclusion of all, instead of relegating everyone else to second-class status.
A governor has to appoint his own cabinet. The Governor and Lt. Governor should be on a ticket together. I need not go into the reasons as the minority of the delegates have already expressed the reasons well.
What a waste of time and money.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to visource@gmail.com.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.