Stefan Cox: Change Starts With the Working People of Our State

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What does a hardworking man or woman look like going to an event after work? Let’s go one more step further! What does a working-class man or woman look like, after work, going to an event that would soon make Rhode Island history?

You could answer that question if you were present at One Townhouse Road in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, on May 6, 2019. You would have seen many wearing yellow shirts that had written on them, “We the People,” in an old town hall. Men and women rushed there after work to fight a governor, who has not upheld the United States Constitution.

On May 6, 2019, Hopkinton, Rhode Island, became the second town/city in Rhode Island to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. With a state that has a governor almost more than half of Rhode Island did not vote for, that was more than enough to get the working men and women up to fight for their United States Constitutional rights on a Monday night with Senator Elaine Morgan, who is not a politician. She is much more than the district’s senator. She is their public servant who looks beyond the lobbyist on Smith Hill, and she delivered for the people of her district.

The same night as the Rhode Island Republican statewide meeting, Sen. Morgan was there for her district and protected the rights of Hopkinton citizens.

The people in the southern and northern rural areas of Rhode Island are done! We get limited attention from our higher-office officials, because they are too busy up north trying to buy votes. But we have Elaine Morgan, a state senator who stood up to the highest office in Rhode Island.

Our governor realizes states can only give their citizens more rights, not take them away. She realizes that with a reproductive bill that would allow a nine-month abortion but does not want to upheld the federal statute on the second amendment.

She would have to amend the United States Constitution, which she is unable to as the state governor. As a Yale Law graduate, she should absolutely realize that it is not in his or her power to do so.

This vote resulted in a 3-2 split after Elaine Morgan presented a solution and with special guest speaker Ben Lafazia. A macro-systemic change does not have to happen in the prestige places, it starts in the little towns like Hopkinton with working class people, and I believe you can be part of it.



  • Joe Smith

    The people in the southern and northern rural areas of Rhode Island are done! We get limited attention from our higher-office officials, because they are too busy up north trying to buy votes.

    So let’s review 2018 Election for Hopkington..

    Gov – Raimondo by 4% (even though Fung endorsed by NRA)
    LtGov – McKee by 9%
    Sen – Whitehouse by 5% (F rating/Non-endorsed by NRA)
    Congress – Langevin by 15% (F rating/Non-endorsed by NRA)

    Top state offices..all Dems…

    You get limited attention because in spite of the focus north of Washington County (most Washington County LEAs for example are state aid losers in the formula) ya’ll keep voting from them…

    With a state that has a governor almost more than half of Rhode Island did not vote for,… Geez the GOP could run a dead person and get 35%..kind of sad when a real person barely gets an additional 5% over that..

    • Rhett Hardwick

      “Gov – Raimondo by 4% (even though Fung endorsed by NRA)”

      An NRA endorsement is probably not meaningful until there is an actual threat.

  • Rhett Hardwick

    The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, and membership in the NRA. “The First Amendment is meaningless without the Second”.

  • ShannonEntropy

    A macro-systemic change does not have to happen in the prestige places, it starts in the little towns like Hopkinton with working class people, and I believe you can be part of it.

    Well I live in Warwick / Pawtuxet Village and I would not only bet my house that I am the only resident around here who owns firearms but would bet that 90+ % of my neighbors have never even held or fired one

    Whatevs…. drop on by my place and we will play some RUSSIAN BASEBALL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5pPX-NlhIU

  • D. S. Crockett

    For sure would not the individual states benefit from their own electoral college system? In Rhody, we would grant each individual county electoral votes. Seems to me this system would address the abuses of power by the larger population cities or towns now in effect across the country and Rhode Island. Mike Stenhouse can you put such language into the next Republican plank supporting a constitutional amendment along these lines?

    • ShannonEntropy

      Did you see where there is a growing movement in down-state Illinois to secede from Chicago ??

      https://thegate.boardingarea.com/could-chicago-become-the-newest-state-in-the-united-states/

      Maybe We could divide Rhody in two — the towns that voted red & the cities that voted blue

      Why not ?? It’s happened twice before: when WV split off from VA prior to the Civil War; and when Maine split off from Mass [ when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland in 1807 that town was still part of Mass ]

      • D. S. Crockett

        Yes, secessionist movements seem in vogue amongst our red-state brethren. In seems to me, however, adopting an electoral system would be the better alternative than creating multiple states. The public sector unions, however, will make this adoption very difficult if not impossible. A la Wisconsin, we must break the power of the public sector unions before such measures will have any chance of success. Scott Walker where are you? Fight on!

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