Excerpts of Mills Jones Speech as he was petition over the weekend
….And I want to say that they can plot as much as they wish. They can hold meetings as much as they want. They can know sleepless nights as much as they wish. They can go to the international community there and try to spoil my name but failing to know that every dog has a friend and that when they talked I can hear it too.
They can try as much as they want to try to subvert the constitution of this country. They will fail! If it is not God’s will, they will fail! We have no fear. We shall stand firm and we shall stand tall. I believe that God himself has a limit to his acceptance of vindictiveness. And as a mortal, I, certainly have a limit.
Let it be known that we’ll compete on the basis of ideas. We will compete on the basis of commitment. But anyone trying to beat my head in the ground I will fight back and I will fight strong. We must be cleared!
The prize of stability will not be slavery nor will democracy be bought by giving-up our rights prescribed in the constitution of this land. Never!! Let nobody [try to] make that mistake. The prize of stability will not be bought by slavery nor by turning anybody into a second class citizen.
We are where we are as a nation because of failed leadership, failed leadership on the part of the political class. The conditional politicians, the business as usual politicians, they are the ones who have gotten us where we are today as a nation. Enough is simply enough! We will retire that old political order.
We will send them packing. We will retire that old economic order. We will change it! The situation where Liberians are on the margins of the Liberian economy will be changed! We will fight a meaningful war on poverty. As we have always said, ‘poverty is not our destiny.
The mountains of misrule, the mountains of incompetence shall be made low. The crooked places of corruption, nepotism and deception shall be made straight. And indeed, those in the valleys of poverty shall be lifted up.