RI Government, a Metastasizing Atrophy
Laments Terry Gorman, of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement: “It gets more difficult to go in good faith to testify when it seems to be a foregone conclusion that citizens’ opinions do not matter.” After all, why waste the time making echoes in the great hollow space of a governmental “sham”?
This state of affairs will end, one way or another — either correction or collapse — and the balance of the hourglass suggests that the latter is inevitable. Worse, there’s nobody on the periphery of state government who could effect the necessary changes, and we’d need multiple somebodies in any case.
The conclusion with which we’re left — call it an exhortation — is for folks with common sense, integrity, and a potential for dedication to take up the reins in their cities and towns so that they’ll be in a position to begin rebuilding state government properly after it falls, rather than allowing the same old same olds to pile it back together on another foundation of reeds.