Unprincipled, Undemocratic Behavior
Ed Achorn of the Providence Journal has published an important editorial in today’s paper that highlights how Rhode Island House Speaker William Murphy and Senate President Joseph Montalbano are, in Ed’s words, “boldly trying to nullify the [78%] landslide vote of November 2” for a constitutional amendment that brings separation of powers to the state.
I would encourage you to contact these two elected officials and your own elected Rhode Island officials as soon as possible to register your complaint loudly and clearly about this unprincipled behavior. The editorial provides a directory for all state officials.
In standing up to such an undemocratic action by Rhode Island officials, the citizens of Rhode Island must again assert their belief in self-government and our demand that all elected officials obey the laws of our state.