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Say yes to Proposal 1, but no to the others

November 2, 2012
The Alpena News

We will have six ballot proposals to consider on election day. In my opinion number two through six do not belong on the ballot. All of these attempt to amend our State Constitution and this is not the way to do it. We should not amend our Constitution on the whims of special interest groups and this is exactly what is being offered. The proper way to amend our constitution is through a Constitutional Convention that meets every 16 years to weigh, balance, study and consider the pros's and con's of the validity of new proposals. The last convention found no valid proposals and did not convene. I feel that proposal one, (not an amendment) has validity. It allows the State to intervene in schools and local governments the are having financial difficulty and allows them to to avoid bankruptcy. Guess who pays the bill for bankrupt entities? Be very careful on number six (the bridge). It is worded in a confusing manner. A yes vote does not allow the bridge to be built and paid for by Canada, it postpones the vote to a later date. Only one person is throwing million of dollars for your Yes vote, Matty Mouron, the owner of the Ambassador bridge, again a very narrow minded approach. My vote- Yes on one, No- on two through six.



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