Wednesday evening at the Cranston East Auditorium we witnessed the most uneducated vote in my career. The” infamous” NAMLEY: Steven Bloom (Ward 1), Stephanie Culhane (Ward 2), Paula Mc Farland (Ward 3), Janice Ruggieri (Ward 4) Andrea Iannazzi (Ward6) are the culprits.
They all claim to be “educators”: what they told all current and future students is that they are oblivious to our history as the United States of America, right up to today! If they had studied the issue for what it was they might have turned an ear to what was the right vote. AS I tried to point out as others, their vote was about ignoring the true invasion of our liberties by the ACLU, Atheists everywhere, and left leaning Liberals to the determent of what was established, long ago, by our forefathers!
But no, this five purposely turned a “blind eye “to the whole issue” of the National onslaught, against our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
As I tried to say Wednesday night, before I was shut off by the, what has become an impervious President, Ms. Iannazzi who has become so willing to show off her youth, lack of education on national issues, and to puffery. Guess I must lump the other four. They laughed when I stated that they were products of the 60s. Apparently they were never educated to what took place and what was the beginning of “anything goes, if it feels good do it” Most of all they said “ we are educated, we know it all. But they forgot to tell the Nation that was just for now. In other words the h--- with history , we don’t need it,. We have all the answers.
Well they just proved that they still don’t know history, that we don’t care what we were borne to be, my vote was the only thing that was important, even though it was “hollow.
Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame.
All this was is a great story about a 7th grader, as an art school class endeavor, to make an ‘Historical” document that would honor the first graduating class for Cranston West in perpetuity.
So what did four of the Committee pontificate about (mainly to hear them self [sic] talk) was how we are the great stewards of fiscal responsibility. These are the same folks that voted for the Caroulo suit that spent $500,000 in legal fees (sounds to me that that figure for the continuation of the appeal would be cheap by comparison) But then I don’t know who OUR favorite lawyer was or if he was a donator). For further the court ordered that the committee owed $6.1 million dollars to the city half of Cranston and, listen to this: they had to reduce the program to basic education. This meant that certain sports, music and honors program had to go into the dust bin.
Now how about that for guardians of dollars and the best education possible for all student that we are responsible for!?
Now juxtapose that brilliant exercise of responsibility with deciding that when the time came for a real opportunity for a lasting educational experience comes along we will punt!
Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame.
Then they have the nerve to berate the audience by asking where were you when they required private money to cover their backsides to help with programs cut! Is that nerve or not? Personally I ignored their misguided action and donated $750. To sports and $500. To music. And I just donated $500. To the Basic music program. Unlike most of them I walk the walk as well as talk the talk I know that if they excised a modicum of true leadership the public would have responded with donations to a legal fund. I talked to at least a dozen prominent citizens who pledge to donate , after the committee showed determination for educational reasons and did the responsible thing.
And can you imagine that if we set up a website asking for donations on a National and international bases we would have collected?
Woe, Woe, that would take leadership.
I must add that the fifth vote on the council. gave an analogy that I’m still trying to figure out and an intellectual excuse, which would require all of us, to be able to read the publicity prone atheist ‘s head. My. My.
I will have a team shortly that will make the effort to make amends for this unworthy and uneducated decision ( I should also add cowardly)to first and foremost educate all students now and in the future here and as far as we can reach.
Anyone that would like to join to walk the walk are more than welcomed.
My God Bless this great nation and give us the determination and love of country to carry on the effort to right the ship that is slowly and surely trying to destroy our way of life! For one family we are determined that a secular an socialist way of life will not be our legacy for our children and grand children. Come join us in this most worthy fight.
— Richard Tomlins