Yesterday’s ProJo covers our Governor’s pending appearance as a keynote speaker for an organization that claims to defend the family.
In the same issue a child and grandmother are shot and wounded as they sit on their front porch.
Is gun violence a threat to the family worthy of the Governor’s attention?
The comments on that story are discouraging. Following the Governor’s lead, some blame illegal immigrants–having noted the victims’ ethnic name and concluding that they don’t belong here. Others say the remedy is more guns. Blame the victims for daring to sit on their own porch unarmed.
While local crime is first a Mayor’s concern, it would be good if the Governor showed some interest. He enjoyed the support of the gun lobby when he ran for office, and he’s declared illegal immigrants to be the cause of many of our problems–conveniently taking the heat off his own mis-management.
Families are suffering in Rhode Island from unemployment, crime and lack of health care.
Dealing with reality is hard work and much less fun that going to a banquet in Massachusetts– a state that legalized same-sex marriage years ago and is actually doing somewhat better than our own.