Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Did you see this?

Did you catch this in President Obama's inaugural on Tuesday?

"It is the. . . selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose a job that sees us through our darkest hours."

When I recently suggested in a letter to the editor that teachers' union concessions would help ordinary Rhode Islanders, not corporate executives and shareholders, to weather this financial storm, I was trounced by union members suggesting I was just anti-union.

Why aren't they criticizing President Obama?

Some good news for Rhode Islanders?

Tucked away on page B3 of the Projo, January 21, 2009, was an article, "Supreme court to hear ethics appeal", which is certainly good news for Rhode Island citizens. In fact the Supreme Court decision may have a greater impact on us than the hugely important Inauguration of President Obama.

I hope that all Rhode Islander follow this case, which can determine whether or not RI lawmakers can be held to some standard of ethical behavior instead of ignoring the people. The current "speech in debate" clause is an impediment to honest and just government.