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October 7, 2015 at 4:48 pm #10927
By Brenda Jones….. We at RSOL heard the news on Monday with a sinking despair that could only be topped by the desperation clearly felt by Rhode Isl
[See the full post at: We are NEVER safe–but we CAN control our destiny. A cautionary tale from Rhode Island]
October 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm #10928
Don A Johnston
Thank you Sandy, this was a great article and shows why we need to be involved at the beginning process when these bills are introduced. We are not going to have a Knight in shinning armor that save the day. It is up to each one of us to do our part in shooting down these bills. I could only imagine what would of taken place if wives and children showed up tearful asking where were they gonna live. As it has been said before- “There are three types of people in this world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things happen. Lastly, there are people who ask, what happened? Which do you want to be?”
October 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm #10929
Thanks, Don, but Brenda wrote that excellent piece. We are pleased you liked it.
October 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm #10930
Hot shame is hard to bear. RISO’s will only find dignity as a group and ONLY if they choose to. You can lead a ………..drink. Let’s face it sometimes liberty isn’t free.
p.s. don’t use the email address. It is being monitored by BIG BROTHER
October 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm #10931
Fellow registered citizens, I live in California. I never, ever wanted to take time to fight offender-hating bills. I thought others would do it. I rationalized that I wasn’t a great speaker. I thought that I couldn’t take time off from work to drive to the capitol and speak to public safety committees.
However, after years of watching anti-offender bills stacking up and making my life miserable, I realized that hiding and remaining scared and silent–like a rabbit hiding in a hole–and hoping for someone to protect me DOESN’T WORK. Politicians will reach into our hiding holes with legislation and pull us out into the cold and to slaughter! They know that no one will fight back.
But in California, we DID fight back this year! AND WE WON BIG TIME! We stopped four (count ‘em!) nasty bills! The politicians were so used to no resistance to offender bills that they were shocked when a bunch of us showed up looking professional and explaining respectfully in just a few words how each bill would destroy our attempts to be law-abiding, productive citizens. The politicians said that they had never actually talked to an offender, and it swayed their votes, along with the government statistics showing these punitive bills don’t work.
If I can do it, you can too! Please don’t just sit on the sideline! Click the Donate link on this page. Visit this website weekly. Tells others that RSOL offers hope, which offenders desperately want to hear. PLEASE GET INVOLVED so RSOL can stop legislation that would make your lives living nightmares. Having people lined up at the mic to share why this bill is a bad idea will defeat bad bills. And taking action will decrease our fear, because we are being proactive, not just reactive.
The choice is yours: endless bad bills that make your lives almost unendurable, or fresh hope by taking action. Read our progress in California at http://californiarsol.org/
October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm #10932
A BIG thank you for words of encouragement & hope. We need help for advocacy in Utah too, like in Calif. And Yes…the practices of the registry painfully robs people (families) of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776; ” the freedom to govern themselves.”