Monday, May 16, 2011

Brown Delivers Poignant Message at Commencement

In case you missed it, Senator Scott Brown, while delivering the commencement speech at Lasell College, called for the end of one-party dominance in Bay State politics.

Senator Brown, citing the ongoing federal corruption trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, told graduates “I don’t care if you’re Democrat or a Republican – just as one political party can’t be right 100 percent of the time, it shouldn’t have 100 percent of the power. Unchallenged power grows arrogant over time. It is what has given us one case of graft after another.”

Republican officials in Massachusetts have long said that corruption and a sense of entitlement are often the bi-product of one-party dominance. Reliance on a one-party driven government severely limits the checks and balances that would otherwise be in place. We are thankful for Senator Brown keeping this issue at the forefront, especially when addressing graduates who very well may be the future of politics in the Commonwealth.

Click here to read the Boston Globe article in its entirety.