RHODE ISLAND ~ A STATE STILL FOR SALE

FED UP in RI

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Rhode Islanders have good reason not to trust ourgovernment, as our corrupt political system remains much the same as it was over a century ago, as documented in Lincoln Steffens’  ‘1905’ famous article about “Rhode Island: A State for Sale,” written when my great grandfather, Dr. Lucius F. C. Garvin served as Governor of Rhode Island.

Although, written almost 109 years ago, the behavior that Steffens describes is parallel to today in reemphasizing that lack of transparency and accountability are not new issues with RI government; and that favoritism, greed, opportunity, use and gain of money, bribery, look the other way when the law is broken, continues and exists in all forms of our government presently, just as it did then.

Steffens’ political history lesson is a powerful tool for Rhode Islanders to have a better understanding of Rhode Island’s political DNA…because nothing has changed in this state!

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