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Steve Ahlquist is an award-winning journalist, writer, artist and founding member of the Humanists of Rhode Island, a non-profit group dedicated to reason, compassion, optimism, courage and action. The views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of any organization of which he is a member.

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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

4 responses to “Burrillville shines at EFSB’s last public comment hearing”

  1. salgal

    Lord have mercy! That was one beautifully intense experience. The people of Burrillville knocked it out of the park Big time.

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  2. Deforest

    Correction for the article: For those who want to skip to the “yes” videos to see what ridiculous arguments they’re making, the list of videos identified as those speaking in favor are incorrect. They are videos 25 (Michael Sabitoni, president of Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council), 42 (Paul McDonald, president of the Labor Council) and 46, (Doug Gablinski, representing several labor and business interests). Watch, if you can stomach it. I swear the building trade unions would probably support a construction project to build their own gallows because… jobs.

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  3. leftyrite

    Great use of many, many photographs.

    These people gave up their tv shows to participate in reality,

    and they don’t look any worse for the wear.

    As I’ve said before, one hopes that they get at least a picnic on a Sunday afternoon

    or an evening concert of some kind to bring them together over fun.

    How are new political parties formed?

    Probably not over endless exhausting meetings only.

    Maybe over singing, food, and family recreation.

    At any rate, you’re for real.

    I wish you well.

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