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What Fools We Are!

By P.J. Malone

Save The Bays’ Director and attorney Fred Smith has been singing his song for so long about breaching Save The Bays’ “private financial information” that several people have jumped on his bandwagon.

It’s disappointing to see some of our bright legal minds supporting Fred Smith’s position, which has such a weak foundation and causes us to think twice about their ability to think.

Either they are being obtuse about the facts or they can’t think for themselves.

It’s disheartening to see the politically motivated care more about partisan politics than our country’s well being.

While Fred Smith would have everyone believe that it is the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas that is at risk of creating a sense of The Bahamas as a “repressive dictatorship or failed state where the jurisdiction of the courts is casually disregarded, the rule of law tossed aside on a whim;” and not a “liberal democracy whose good governance is underpinned by a constitution”, as he infers, it is Fred Smith’s actions that should be more closely examined.

Why would Fred Smith insist that Save The Bays financial information is private when everyone knows that as a United States 501(c)(3) it is not?

Why would Fred Smith go to the extent of causing a constitutional crisis based on this lie?

Why would Fred Smith continuously castigate our duly elected Government officials and denigrate their character for this lie?

It is my contention that Fred Smith is doing this on behalf of non-Bahamian, hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon.

Has Fred Smith sold his birthright? Is his sense of patriotism and value for our democracy that low that he would sell it to Louis Bacon?

Based on Save The Bays’ own admission, we know that Louis Bacon is their chief funder.

We also know that Louis Bacon has ‘a beef’ with the PLP Government for not giving him retroactive approval after he broke the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and built an entire marina without the approvals in place.

And unless you have been in a coma or living under a rock, we also know that Louis Bacon—based on court documents and recorded evidence—has been attacking fashion mogul Peter Nygard in attempts to destroy him and have him kicked out of Lyford Cay.

It has also been reported that Louis Bacon has purportedly committed substantial funds for his personal agenda to be carried out in The Bahamas through Save The Bays.

All you have to do is Request a copy of Save The Bays’ United States tax returns to see if it’s true. I’ll bet you will see millions of dollars donated by non-Bahamian Louis Bacon to Save The Bays.

We may be the laughing stock of the international community as Fred Smith suggests, but it is not because of any Government action.

We have allowed Fred Smith to truly turn us into a banana republic where our entire country’s structure is being turned upside down with our supposed brightest and best up in arms pretending to protect information that everyone else around the world knows is public.

What fools we are!

So, to those of you writing a flurry of articles on behalf of Fred Smith, do you really want to take his side? Do you really want to help Fred Smith tie everything the Government does or doesn’t do to his lie of protecting Save The Bays’ non-private financial information?

Are you helping to build a banana republic? Do you really want to condone Fred Smith’s behavior, make us a laughing stock, and work against our democracy and the common good of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to help non-Bahamian Louis Bacon?

You should think twice about jumping on Fred Smith’s bandwagon and joining in what has been described by the government as Louis Bacon’s and Save The Bays’ efforts to destabilize our democracy, which he is obviously doing just because he can, and we let him get away with it.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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