Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cuomo - Non-Libs Not Welcome in New York State

Judging by Governor Andrew Cuomo's words, this includes those who currently live in the Empire State.

"Here’s Cuomo during a Friday morning conversation on the Capitol Pressroom (H/tTimes Union):

'You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.

… You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

If they’re moderate Republicans like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate — moderate Republicans have a place in their state. George Pataki was governor of this state as a moderate Republican; but not what you’re hearing from them on the far right.”

Sensing the political climate in the US, Andrew Cuomo can feel free to be far more bombastic than his father, former New York State Governor Mario. So far have we fallen that he knows fully well that he can engage in false demonization of his opponents with confidence that the media will celebrate both his characterizations of anyone who dares to challenge his apparent carte blanche and his claim that they don't belong in his state.

Do you oppose his firearm laws that appear to be tailor-made to render the People far weaker than the military or the police? You're pro-assault weapon and had better leave the state.

Are you concerned that the state has been assuming the power to create new rights and institutions, the authority for which  no governing body can be given? You're anti-gay and had better leave the state.

Have you called for an end to the slaughter of our unborn, a practice that puts your own material desires ahead of the Life that our Declaration affirms is a Natural Right? You are right-to-life (or more appropriately for Cuomo, anti-abortion) and had better leave the state.

As has been illustrated by characters such as Howard Dean, Joe Biden, Barak Obama, and others such as Cuomo, our society has regressed to a level that we once associated with banana republics. 

In a way, I appreciate these types of assertions. It was not long ago when I was one of those individuals who continue to cling to the idea of an indivisible republic. I assured myself that we still had a chance to work to better the nation as a whole and that we could put a stop to some of the grosser reaches of governmental power and worst examples of societal decay. 

Although Cuomo is clearly ignoring the fact that the vast majority of counties in New York State are largely  peopled by individuals  who are nothing like what he affects to believe a true New Yorker is, his words should serve as a wake-up call for Americans - what this nation is becoming is not what you are, nor is it the nation for which you signed up. 

Those who are not familiar with the Northeast are not likely to know that New York State is mostly rural and has many devout and hardworking people - those one would picture when thinking about typical Americans. To these individuals, I would have to say that maybe it is a good idea to tell Cuomo that he is right by the best means possible - leave the state and let him and his types run the place into the ground. 

There are many states that would benefit from a good shot in the arm to their electorates that such an emigration would provide. 

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