January 21, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cuomo Kicks Conservaties Out of NY
Cuomo Kicks Conservatives Out of NYCommentary by Sanford D. Horn
January 21, 2014
Apparently tolerance stops at the borders of New York State – yes, there is land and life beyond the Five Boroughs of Manhattan – with apologies to the NYC denizens I call friends.
The real apologies should be offered up by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his barrage of insults toward the millions of Empire Staters who believe in the sanctity of life and marriage along with an adherence to the United States Constitution.
Last Friday, January 18, Cuomo let loose with a screed during a radio interview seeking to rid the State of New York of those he deemed the reason the state’s Republican Party is experiencing a “schism.”
"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," said Cuomo who supports abortion on demand.
So, not wanting to slaughter the unborn makes one an extreme conservative? Tell that to all the pro-life Democrats, of which there are plenty, such as Kirsten Powers, a political analyst with both the Daily Beast and Fox News. A marriage between a man and a woman is suddenly the act of extremists? There goes thousands of years of Biblical, Judeo-Christian tradition out the window. The desire to legally hunt and protect ones family and home with a firearm is considered extreme by Cuomo? Not a meat eater, nor does he have a team of guards surrounding him at all times?
Cuomo’s are the words of the real extremist. He actually called for those with whom he disagrees to leave their homes, their businesses, and their state. Cuomo’s are the words of the typical liberal who preach tolerance, but exhibit none of their own. To a liberal, and Cuomo is certainly one, tolerance is when all others agree with their amoral worldview. Where the majority is expected to kow-tow to the minority in a world where majority rules and minority rights no longer exists.
Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Cuomo. Imagine the economic fissure that would come to pass should the pro-life, pro-gun, anti-gay marriage residents of New York close their businesses, sell their homes and move to neighboring New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts? These states are just as blue as New York, so there won’t be any culture shock for those who leave, but the reverberations will be felt from Binghamton to Buffalo, from Chautauqua to Cooperstown, and from Niagara Falls to New York City.
How full will the theaters, restaurants, stadiums, and arenas be once all of Cuomo’s undesirables leave New York? How much business will the malls and shops conduct? How many homes will be bought and sold? What will be produced once all those Cuomo deemed to “have no place in the state of New York,” depart as he demands? Tourists should spend their dollars elsewhere. If people are required to conduct business in New York, spend as little time as possible in the state, spend as little money as possible, and if possible, secure lodging and meals outside of New York.
How many doctors, lawyers, accountants, manufacturers, farmers, shopkeepers, and real estate developers will flee to more welcoming environs? Oh, but don’t worry, Starbucks and its minions will still continue to grind out your crap-u-ccino – after all, they also only welcome supporters of gay marriage and those willing to leave their legally allowable guns at home.
Cuomo, who has offered no apology for the rejection of those who live their lives with traditional values, is not the arbiter of how all New Yorkers think and behave. He has attempted to backtrack on what he said, but his words are no doubt disingenuous. Cuomo has denigrated and insulted his constituents – the people he is charged with representing – left, right, and center – with his true feelings.
Shame on Andrew Cuomo for again proving that tolerance is a foreign concept to the liberal left. Hopefully the voters in New York State will not have short memories.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.