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Leg candidate wonders why nursing home isn’t put to public vote

Posted 17 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Editor:

The constitution gives the people the right to spend their tax dollars as they see fit. Our legislators seem to believe their authority supersedes our constitutional rights. They’ve been in there so long they think they’re the alpha and omega of Orleans County.

How can six people know the minds of 42,000 people on something as important as the nursing home? Why in a democracy as ours is the nursing home issue not put to a public vote?

Gregory “Emil” Smith
Medina

(Smith is a candidate for the Orleans County Legislature. He is endorsed by the Conservative Party and is also running under the independent “Save Our Nursing Home” line.