“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government . . .” This is a quote from the Declarations of Independence.
Outside of the incumbents there are five candidates for School Board, Mary Adams, Howard Eagle, Mia Hodgins, Wallace Smith, and Glenny Williams. The web addresses listed link to information about each of these candidates.
We can no longer ignore the truth staring us in the face. Our children are failing. Our country is breaking apart. There is no question that one is inextricably linked to the other. Even as the rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
If we have any hope of saving our country, we must come together, join forces, unite, to push back against those who would continue to support the educational failure of our children.
Knowledge is power and for too long our children have been denied the knowledge that has made ours a powerful nation. America was, and must be again, a government of the people, not of the rich. Our aspirations must not be toward becoming one of the 1%. We must aspire to empower the 99% so that we will not fail in our responsibility to maintain the rights and freedoms guaranteed us by the Constitution of these United States.
If the message sounds urgent, it is. We are looking at a time in our history when the rich have become so arrogant that they flaunt their undeserved power in the faces of those they seek to subjugate.
Elected officials say “No” to jobs. They refuse to tax the wealthy. Universal health care is debated, disputed, and all but dismissed.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step. We must, in Rochester, take that first step by exerting our Constitutional right to vote into being, a new system of education for our children.
Make your voice heard.
Vote for change.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!