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Sure we wanted to publish the voluminous quantities of correspondences received from our visitors, but first with their consent. Unfortunately, since time and space were of great concern to us we were able to publish, as you will later find, only an insignificant number of them.

My name is Leo Theork and currently a candidate for the presidency of Haiti in years to come. I am very passionate about Haiti's affairs and current conditions of our citizens. I am 17 years old and recently won a full-scholarship to attend one of the United States finest liberal arts college. I plan to study business and history with the hope to attend law school thereafter.                                                                                                                                                                                   I find your Web site to be very educational and helpful in the studying the history of Haiti. I did not know about the Web site until my teacher informed me of it when I submitted my research paper about the United States' relationship with Haiti on Friday, May 31, 2002.                                                                                                                                                                                  I really appreciate how you detail out the current crisis in Haiti. But, don't get me wrong I don't think Haiti's problems only have to do with the President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Haiti developments will not only encounter one person's full determination. It's great that you focus on pointing out who does not do their job perfectly, but that's not enough. We need more motivated leaders, people who do not give up even when their lives are in danger as we learned from many activists and political leaders who were murdered during the Duvaliers' regime. I think it will be = better to focus more on the problems that the Haitians people are facing and possible solutions instead of focusing on those occupying positions of leadership.                                                                                                                                                                              Don't mark me wrong, because I am not anyone's follower. I neither support democracy nor dictatorship; because none has proved to be the messiah that will help our nation and the citizens prosper. Both have encouraged social inequalities over the years. Haitian past Presidents and dictators promise to a better Haiti shown to be empty. Unfortunately, none of them left the government with empty hands; all became wealthy, even those who might have been poor before their involvement in our government. Still, we should continue to persevere. Because perseverance produces stronger characters. Stronger characters bring us hope; and surely hope does not disappoint us.                                                                                                                                                                             Instead of pointing the finger of blames, it's time for us Haitians to step up for our well beings and held each other countable.                                                                                                                                                                              Thank you for listen to my prospective point of view. I'll be more than happy to work with you,, now and in the future.

Respectively yours,
Leo Theork
United States, June 1, 2002
Lee S. Phuong
Taipei, Taiwan, November 8, 2000
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