Articles on the Constitution by Adrian Kuzminski
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Henry S. Kramer's attack on home rule in a recent Guest Viewpoint would strip us of the last vestiges of democracy, leaving us the victims of top-down, corporate-dominated government.Kramer asserts that home rule leads to "tyrannical power...
This "Guest Viewpoint" is a rebuttal of arguments that Home Rule lacks an inherrent system of checks and balances, and points out that Home Rule is "enshrined" in the New York Constitution as a protection from having State-Wide agendae forced upon local governments. This article argues that Home Rule allows for local governments to be able to exercise local control in accord with the desires of the local peoples.