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Monday, 14 December 2009


I support the Anguilla United Front (AUF) party because they don’t seek to perfect the say-anything-to-win-guttered politics – they seek to end it.

This is personal for a whole lot of Anguillians who lived through the empty politics era; that when we walk away, the same old politics wins every time - the Dreamwork Visionless Opposition’s nutshell mentality fear-mongering approach, decades of false starts, disunity, trials and failures delivering failed leadership and governments. That's what all the people who benefit from politics as a game are counting on.

Imagine you are bending your backs, sending your children to universities to return and be led by a non-reciprocal leadership arrangement. This is where we expect leadership from the top. We are sick and tired of having the least qualified elected representatives in the region, if not the world.

If you care about winning this election and changing the country, it's not enough to complain about a past we can't change when our challenge is to win the future - which is why we have decided to change the politics on Anguilla forever. Let us stop the Visionless Opposition at the gates on Election Day 2010.

This is the kind of politics the AUF’s party has sought to change with its team of qualified professionals to lead us through 2010 and beyond. But as an Anguillian, it disgusts me that the Visionless Opposition continues to twist politics and lie just about on everything to win an election.

The truth matters, but how you fight the lies matters even more. We must be determined never again to lose any election to a lie.

This election, the attacks are vile and endless. Some of you may have heard about the disgusting lies about our government perpetrated by the deceptive mediocre forums or (certain) accreditation seeking commentators with their phony reports and uneducated analysis from their non-refereed sources - twisting arms trying to distort the facts and savage our efforts. These attacks smear our leaders’ Christian faiths and deep patriotism, and they distort their record of more than two decades of public service.

They are nothing short than being childish and pathetic style anonymous attacks. The same tactics the Visionless Opposition has used again and again, and as we've learned, these attacks, no matter how bogus, can spread and take root if they go unchecked.

But not this time - we're fighting back. And when I say "we," I mean that literally. I know the Hon. Victor Banks is committed to fighting every smear every time. He'll fight hard and stand up for the truth. But he can't do it alone.

Whenever you hear the truth from the AUF’s party, we need you to email the truth to your address books. Print it out and post it at work. Talk to your families, relatives and neighbors. Call your local radio stations. Write a letter to the editor. If lies can be spread virally, let's prove to the cynics that the truth can be every bit as persuasive as it is powerful.

You must listen and/or attend the AUF party’s campaign meetings or call a core where you can find the truth and push back on these smears. Take action in your hand – take action now. So when your inbox fills up with trash and the emails of smear and fear, find the facts, and help defeat the lies.

The Hon. Victor Banks and the AUF party are committed to bringing our country together to meet the challenges we face, but we know that power gives up nothing without a struggle - and to win the chance to change Anguilla, we must first defeat the hateful tactics that have been used to tear us apart for too long.

With your help, we can turn the page on an era of divisive politics - but only if next time you hear these attacks on your government, you take action immediately.

The fight is in full swing - we won't let them steal this election with lies and distortions.

Thank you very much for you generosity and support.

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