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Contest for the future

FOUR months from now voters will make a choice between the MDC and Zanu PF, based on the respective political parties’ records.

We in the MDC believe that t

he March 2005 election is a contest for the future. The MDC believes in a compassionate philosophy that government should help people improve their lives and refrain from trying to run their lives.

We believe the nation wants steady, consistent and principled leadership. The story of the MDC is the story of expanding liberty — an ever-widening circle that is constantly growing.

Our party’s founding commitment is still our deepest commitment. Zanu PF believes in the world of yesterday, not tomorrow, while the MDC believes in people making their choices and pursuing their own dreams.

We are proud that our party remains the hope of the oppressed and for good in this country. Zanu PF should know that national progress and dignity are found in liberty, not tyranny and terror.

Generations to come will be grateful if we sacrifice and seize March 2005 and use it to build a future for safety and peace. The freedom of many and the future of our country now depend on us.

Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom.

We don’t believe we are right about everything and Zanu PF is wrong about everything. Neither party has a monopoly on virtue. But we do believe there are times in our history when our ideas are more necessary and important in light of what we are facing.

Lastly, if you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government, then vote for the party of the future — the MDC.

If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group then vote for the party of the future. If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children then vote for the party of the future.

The MDC is the lamp lighting this country especially those who struggle. No matter what injustice they are entrapped in, the people will still hear our call and no matter the savage beatings visited on them to attend meetings, they will still see our light and feel the pull of our freedom.

Frank Matandirotya,

MDC Chikomba.

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