Why do we misuse so many terms as Haitians

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1.We call "President" all of our Head of State whereas a President is a duly elected Head of State of a democratic republic.

(Based on this definition Dr. Francois Duvalier can not be called President just a Head of State, nor can JB Aristide II, nor Florvil Hyppolite etc...Only two Haitian Head of State can be called President: Boisrond Canal & JB Aristide I)
2. State Universtiy of Haiti does not exist.

A university is a higher level college with funding available for research and a cooperative program with local businesses and government.

Does the so-called State University of Haiti meet these requirements - I dont think so. Haiti's education budget is not even 1/10 of what it should be let alone having available funds for research.

3. A leader is charismatic, clairvoyant, and shrewd individual who has the skills to maneuver a whole nation out of an impasse.

Based on this definition, only three Haitians have met the requirements: Francois Dominique Toussaint, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Antenor Firmin, and Marie Chauvet (not Francois Duvalier, neither JB Aristide although Cincinnatus Leconte would have become a leader had he lived long enough...)

Rft, February 18 2009, 1:31 AM

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