A Worthy Candidate Must Have A Proven Record

posted Nov 22, 2010, 5:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Nov 22, 2010, 5:50 PM ]

Dear Editors,

I strongly believe that to be a worthy candidate for the position of Silon (Kalon Tripa), one must have a proven record of service to Tibet and one's countrymen. That also goes for candidates who, despite their lack of service or miniscule service to country, liken themselves to President Barack Obama. At least, Obama, despite his failed attempt at "change," fought for civil rights as a civil rights lawyer in Chicago and served as a U.S. senator with recognizable achievements on the Committees of Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Foreign Relations, Veterans Affairs and Environment & Public Works.

Literally, every person who became a leader of his or her country has diligently served his or her nation and people in one form or another before he or she became a leader. If we vote otherwise, we might be setting an unprecedented record of catalepsy.

                                              One act for the Tibet is worth a ton of clever rhetoric full of 

Tsoltim N. Shakabpa
California, U.S.A.