Philippines: Open Letter to Noynoy Aquino

by | Jun 15, 2010

Noynoy Aquino President-Elect of the Republic of the Philippines Mr. President-Elect, congratulations on winning the election. I hope I was right in thinking you were the most promising of all the candidates. Mr. President-Elect, Keep your pledge not to raise taxes. Don’t ever do price controls like what your predecessor did. Act on your desire […]

Noynoy Aquino
President-Elect of the Republic of the Philippines

Mr. President-Elect, congratulations on winning the election. I hope I was right in thinking you were the most promising of all the candidates. Mr. President-Elect, Keep your pledge not to raise taxes. Don’t ever do price controls like what your predecessor did. Act on your desire to cut spending. Liberate the entrepreneurs of this country, remove all the red tape like you said you would, keep your word about making it easier for people to start a business.

But most importantly, don’t succumb to those who would appease terrorism in your own party. Destroy the people who are trying to kill us. Give justice for all the men and women who have died because of the bombings and killings due to the various insurgencies in the country. End the constant “peace-talks” with men whose ideal is the enslavement of man. Realize that Islamic Totalitarianism is swallowing the entire southern island of the country, Mindanao. Understand that only by declaring all out-war against this maniacal totalitarian group can we ever achieve real peace. Decades of appeasement (with the exception of Erap’s all out war, which came close to ending this, before he was abruptly overthrown) have only made the Islamists more spiteful and determined to get us. The time for decisive action is way past its due. Don’t allow our soldiers and fellow innocent Filipinos to be butchered while the appeasement seeking cowards of this country tells you to talk it out instead or listen to the other side, or worse compromise. To paraphrase Dr. Peikoff; these voices are a siren song luring us to untroubled sleep while the fanatics proceed to gut our country. Mr. President-Elect, there can be no compromise with people whose aim is to enslave us. We gain nothing from pandering to their irrational beliefs.

The death of your father by the hands of a dictator inspired the Filipinos to revolution, your mother gave us back free speech and a free press. The kind of character which these two people held are admirable, the things they did for the country are noble. Give us something that was sought by the past administrations but was never fully given, give us security. When we are facing down 3 Islamic insurgencies in the southern Islands, and Communist guerillas are at the very outskirts of Manila. You should know that the security issue is intolerable. Don’t allow these thugs the veneer of any civility. Stop talking to them.

Mr. President-Elect I can only hope that you heed what I say. In this grand struggle between good and evil, you should fight with the moral certainty that you are defending the values which make life on earth possible and that you are on the side of good, so long as you destroy those who seek to apply Totalitarian principles in our country. If you do this Mr. President-Elect you would not only equal the achievements of your mother and father, you would also have the gratitude of a whole nation.

Sincerely,

Joshua John M. Lipana

Joshua John M. Lipana is a free market and Objectivist writer.

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