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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

2 responses to “Raimondo in Burrillville”

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    […] what he could do for his constituents. He never once mentioned that Rehobeth residents should “trust the process” or that he wanted “to focus [his] efforts on where it will make the biggest […]

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    […] was not the same Governor Raimondo who condescendingly said, “I hear you,” to Burrillvillians anxious about the looming disaster of yet another […]

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