Out Of Time

Our Constitution was signed in 1787. According to The Constitution Project “It wasn’t until 1963 that “One person, one vote” became a widely articulated core principle of the Constitution when it was first spoken by Chief Justice Earl Warren’s Supreme Court.”

It took one hundred, seventy-six years for every citizen of the United States to be Constitutionally guaranteed the right to vote.

The Electoral College“Is the institution that officially elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. The President and Vice President are not elected directly by the voters. Instead, they are elected by “electors” who are chosen by popular vote on a state-by-state basis.

This is why voting in State and Local elections speaks louder to the power of the people’s voice.

According to HowStuffWorks, “After the American Revolution {1783}, Thomas Jefferson argued that the newly independent nation needed an educational system, and he suggested that tax dollars be used to fund it. His pleas were ignored, however, and the idea for a public school system languished for nearly a century. . . by 1918, all American children were required to attend at least elementary school.”

It took one hundred, thirty-five years before our nation’s leaders recognized the necessity of an informed citizenry.

It is time for our voice to be heard. We cannot waste another hundred years of our children’s future waiting for things to change.

Our first responsibility as citizens is to elect State and local leaders who respect and respond to our voice.

It then becomes our duty to hold our elected officials accountable for the decisions they make while in office. If, once in office, the voice of the people is not fully represented, it becomes incumbent upon the citizens to vote someone else into office.

The problem becomes what to do when no new leaders arise from the citizenry to replace the incumbents.

That problem no longer exists in New York.

Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu have come forward to challenge Governor Cuomo. If the only problem is inexperience, on the job training will solve that.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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