Hawley fighting to preserve NYS American Legion Boys State program
As a result of Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate failing to include the New York State American Legion Boys State program in their individual budget proposals, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has taken action.
Hawley, along with more than 40 other lawmakers, have signed onto a letter calling for the program’s full restoration that will be sent to legislative leaders and the governor ahead of the April 1 budget deadline.
The Boys State program melds aspiring high school seniors with American Legion counselors and active duty Marines during a weeklong training seminar at SUNY Morrisville.
The students engage in physical fitness, teamwork building and leadership training exercises while also learning the intricacies of state government.
“This is a unique program that brings together active service members, veterans and high school students eager to become future leaders and active in civic affairs,” Hawley said, “including $150,000 in a budget that is expected to total over $175 billion is a small investment we can make to help the future leaders of New York grow and excel.
"Students from every region of the state attend this program and I urge the governor and legislative leaders to restore this funding and keep the Boys State program vibrant and active.”
I attended Girls State and learned a lot about State politics, law making and team building. To unfund Boys'State is a bad idea while enacting new laws that make no sense. Cuomo has his priorities mixed up.
Right On Candace!
Using my tax money to indoctrinate children to the war machine is borderline criminal.The american legion in particular has proven year after year to be a pseudo Patriotic and subversive organization. If you think otherwise, your simply ignorant of the facts, or your a gutless capitulator. Obviously this tidbit of reality will bring a tidal wave of scorn my way. I can take it. But before you jump on that warmonger bandwagon, educate yourself:
This article shows the distain shown to our very own military who were victimized by the israeli terrorists we continue to support today. Why? Because no-one can gain positions of power in our government if they don't look the other way when it comes to israel's atrocities. Which, if perpetrated by any other nation, would be justification for Shock and Awe.
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Ostracism is a favorite tool of the ruling and capitulating ghouls.
Tools & fools your ignorance rules -- leading to the blood pools of the innocent//the founders foretold of blood lusting for gold by the tyrants who would wrest for control -- if we failed to be attentive & vigilant. It's your duty -- and mine -- to put in the time & the effort to stay in charge -- but know from the start the demons will chart & plot - stirring the pot to defame & disparage the lot - who would spread the word among the fools, the ignorant, & the complicit tools so enamored with the sugary and shiny diversionary nitwitzit.