02 Aug '12, 9pm
The Meaning of Our Pledge
This year we are celebrating our 47th year of independence. We will be reciting the Pledge. While doing do, let us remember we have not arrived yet at what we have been pledging to do. There is still a long way to achieving a democratic society based on justice and equality as long as the Internal Security Act is still hanging around like the Sword of Damocles, the climate of fear still chills many citizens, the level of the political playing field remains uneven, the media is still state-controlled, there is still a large income disparity, and leaders still believe that too much democracy is the formula for unhappiness, economic slowdown and regression.