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Convention will risk exposure to all issues

Convention will risk exposure to all issues

NY doesn't need a Constitutional Convention


There’s an old saying: “The truth will out.” We are nearing Election Day. There are certain truths the public should be reacquainted with. They may send chills down your spine.

The price tag for the new bridge our governor built is “huuge.” So are the interest rates.

Gov. Cuomo is automatically a delegate, one of 204 delegates, to the New York State Constitutional Convention; the “People’s convention.”

The convention’s unrestricted format allows delegates to change anything contained in our state constitution. That includes Article 16, Section 1, your income tax. Feel a chill? This is just one scenario the constitutional convention creates. Remember, there are 204 delegates with their own agendas. Topics like gun control, fracking, income tax, Medicaid cuts and much more will not be taboo.

Supporters are cleverly using ethics reform as cover to pass the New York State Constitutional Convention. Once it passes, the lid on Pandora’s Box is opened. Ethics reform will die in committee, and Dante’s Inferno breaks loose.

For the final insult, you must pay hundreds of millions in convention costs. Save yourself, and the state constitution. Kill the convention. Vote “no.”

George Herbert


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