End of Rule of Law in New York State? 5/5 (1)

In preparation of celebrating Constitution Day, Governor Cuomo signed into law a Sanctuary Executive Action, effectively expanding the governors power to write law, in so doing, Cuomo is accelerating the decline of Rule of Law in New York State.

See Order PDF at this link EO_#_170-NYS-Governor

or on state website https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_%23_170.pdf

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Rockefeller Institute Leads the Way with Educational Videos on NY-2C 4/5 (1)

Shown above is Robert Bullock, Deputy Director of Operations of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Click here to see education videos by Rockefeller Institute on NY-2C

From the research I’ve done over the past year, the Rockefeller Institute of Government http://www.rockinst.org/nys_concon2017/ and the New York State Bar Association https://nysba.org/nyconstitution/  provide more than enough information for New Yorkers to make an informed NY-2C Vote.

A Yes vote is likely, so we will need to use wisdom available at links above to educate fellow New Yorkers on what a constitutional convention means and how the process will move forward in 2018 and 2019.

— Ed

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Priscilla Grim of Citizens Union Explains Potential of Delegate Process 5/5 (2)

Priscilla Grim of the Citizens Union explains the potential of the delegate selection process, which can lead the way to true reform of New York State government.

Read  more at the following link http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/aug-14-constitutional-convention-boycotting-israel-korea-article-1.3404495

 

I agree with her.

I would expand Grim’s argument and state that the louder the voice opposing NY-2C (and more money disbursed to Google and other corrupters of the political process) the more need of reform of that institution.

1 in 4 dollars of state and local taxes goes to EDUCATION —  the largest item in the budget in New York state (health expenditures is a close second). That is why the education establishment is so strongly opposed to a constitutional convention.  Not the rank and file teachers, but the union and department “leaders”. The same leaders that have given New Yorkers the highest costs and least results for their pupils .

The education establishment has not maintained the framework that used to teach students civics — which is why 32% of eligible voters participated in the election of Andrew Cuomo, and at current pace LESS WILL VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION REFERENDUM this coming November. Democracy nor education can work without participation which is a big reason why New York State is in such a precarious cultural and economic position.

–Ed

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New York Teachers believe their Pension is a Higher Priority than their Pupils Future 4/5 (1)

New York Teachers believe their Pension  is a Higher Priority than their Pupils Future . That is the logical conclusion  to draw after reading below linked City and State New York article by J.H. Snider (shown above) . If teachers didn’t believe this, they would lobby their union (NYSUT) and demand NYSUT take down NO vote promotions on NY-C2 — but the teachers don’t so by their inaction they are putting money and security before children. –Ed

Read at following link: http://cityandstateny.com/articles/opinion/pension-issue-drives-new-york-concon-politics.html

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Manhattan Institute’s City Journal Take on NY-2C 5/5 (5)

Manhattan Institute’s City Journal makes some good points on the teachers union and other Albany insiders that have the power to sway a NO vote on NY-2C.

The article is by Steven Malanga (above), the senior editor of City Journal and the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Read the article at the following link: https://www.city-journal.org/html/we-unions-state-new-york-15322.html

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68% Support for NY-2C — Snap Poll by Rochester Business Journal 5/5 (1)

Yet another poll shows strong support for a NY State Constitutional Convention (NY-2C) — 68% this time!

I do not refer to a  Constitutional Convention as “Con-Con” as many in the media do because the definition of the word  “con” is to persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception.  However, I understand the need for acronyms to shorten such a mouthful of words, so therefore I suggest using NY-2C. The appeal of NY-2C is for we the people of New York State “to see”.  

–Ed

Read Mike Dickinson’s article in the Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll that shows strong support for a State Constitutional Convention at the following link:

Source: http://rbj.net/2017/07/21/con-con-garners-strong-support-in-poll/

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