- The Washington Times - Friday, September 9, 2011

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am an Italian citizen and wish to express my dissent from the decisions made recently by the Italian government, a government that does not represent me in any way.

The truth is that here in Italy, we have an extremely weak government that only thinks of its own personal interests and discounts the wishes of its citizens, such as myself.

Unfortunately, we the people do not have the means or the power to protect ourselves from the constant abuses. The current government is more of a dictatorship than a party elected by the people.

I will be obliged to leave my native country should I not be presented with solutions to improve - even just a little bit - my overall condition, including my profession. I run a small business, which I will be forced to close should the government continue to “dictate” to us.

THEA VALENTINA GARDELLIN

Vicenza, Italy