Mr. McKee, Tear Down These Gantries
Now that your predecessor’s “trucker tolls” have been ruled unconstitutional, I join with Ocean State citizens to demand that you immediately order the dismantling of the existing toll gantries.
During this national period of recession and hyper-inflation, this symbolic move is vitally important to signal that you have no intention of further raiding motorists’ pockets, whether we drive private or commercial vehicles.
I call on the Governor, his main challenger, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President to publicly proclaim that they will support no form of new toll and that the gantries will be torn down and will never be used for any other ‘big brother’ purpose.
Nor will we tolerate any other form of cost or assault upon our freedom to travel; whether by imposing a new or higher vehicle mileage tax, fuel tax, carbon tax, vehicle excise tax, TCI gas tax, or EV mandate.
To pay for necessary road and bridge repairs, you must re-prioritize our state budget to utilize existing revenues, to end wasteful and crony spending, and stop the incessant tax & spend habits of this state.
I HEREBY PETITION YOU TO TEAR DOWN THESE GANTRIES NOW!