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How can the model of government in The Gettysburg Address by Lincoln be applied nowadays in Albania?

Updated: Jan 6, 2019

...that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

It is one of the best-known speeches in American history. How inspiring these word sound to our ear. A president, a role model, inspiring millions lays down the foundations of a government and represents it as a new birth of freedom, a government that serves the people. It gives them a freedom to have their say in the decisions of the government, that is direct democracy! It is time for this kind of government, a new birth of freedom that heals its people, that takes good care of its people. That does not proclaim always to be right, but sees each failure as a responsibility of its own. A smart government that doesn't behave as an owner and as a benefactor to the people, but as a humble leader whose right is to enforce the law and to build a strong constitution. A people should consist of subjects that are equal before law and before God. The law must be enforced asap. Why Albania is listed first for corruption. Things need to be done asap to undo the bad reputation in the eyes of the world and before God. Many questions arise when power is in the hand of wrong people, that would do everything to continue to be at the top of the pyramid of this system, even though they don't have the expertise for their position. And I am not talking about the prime minister, president and so on, but of the power in general throughout all institutions . And the list of problems goes on. The failures of today come from the problems that we have inherited from the past. The culture of the strong has weakened the Communist system of yesterday and the democracy of today. The system has spit out some of the best experts only because of the fact that they don't obey the law of "the strong". This democracy does not acknowledge foreign expertise or anything foreign because to them there is only one way of doing things, the old way, anything foreign is ruled out. This is true especially on the leadership and decision making level, in the sectors of research and development. We need to be competitive in the market. Albania is losing its best people, its best experts. My intention is not here to blame the prime minister but to prepare this nation for something new. For the government of the people, by the people and for the people. The living model inherited by the great Abraham Lincoln one of the greatest president of United States. I personally believe that direct democracy is the answer to the government system of the future. A lot also should be done asap in the education field, to increase the quality of teaching.


God Bless!


Orkida Muça

29 October 2018



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