We should be appalled, but not at all surprised at the recent examples of violence in our community.
For many years now, we have ignored our moral compass and been unwilling to put our energy and time back into our community.
We have paid homage to material things and lip service to doing what is right. We all know the difference between right and wrong – and it should have nothing to do with our bank account.
If you think it is not important or is politically incorrect for you to require your elected representatives to enforce the law uniformly and make the tough decisions which will ensure the continued safety of our people – you are wrong!
If you think you don’t have the time to get involved in your community – to help the police in investigations, to join a service organization, to be a youth role model, to serve in your Church – you are wrong!
Because if you don’t, Cayman will continue its current slide into crime, corruption and violence. As that happens you might as well close the doors of your precious business because it will be worthless. And then you will have plenty of time on your hands to help – but by then it will be too late.
All of us face these decisions today and every day. We make the right ones or we pay the price; there truly is no one to blame but ourselves.
It is time we law abiding and God fearing Caymanians and Cayman residents decide what kind of Cayman we want – and throw our energy into making it happen.
It won’t happen overnight and it won’t happen without a fight. But you can be sure of one thing: If we don’t make the effort now – it won’t happen at all!
One way or the other – you WILL make a difference.
J. C. Calhoun