…… this is an op-ed from the Utica OD….definitely worth reading….
Here are some highlights…definitely worth the read!
“We need a revolution — but not like the last one. Our weapons in today’s war must be ballots, not bullets. And awareness is our principal ally.”
Our current State Senate majority leader, Skelos, is the fifth consecutive Senate Leader to face corruption charges. "
.... since 2000, more than 30 state lawmakers have left office facing criminal charges or allegations of ethical misconduct."
BUT….we get what we DESERVE when we don’t vote…. And to support that statement:
In 1974, 75.4 percent of registered voters went to the polls to vote for governor, according to the state Board of Elections. That number has dropped steadily since. In 2014, it was 31.49 percent."
.....Public apathy has turned government over to a select few who essentially do precisely as they please."
“No one cares. No one votes. Everyone thinks everyone in government stinks,” Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky, a Long Island Democrat and former corruption prosecutor, told the Associated Press. “We are living the worst-case scenario.”