York conservatives: Get out!
By Jim Killebrew
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[January 23, 2014]
glad I live in "flyover" country. I can't remember when a
of one of our great Midwestern states ever got up in front of
people and targeted a group of those people he didn't agree with
regarding lifestyle, faith, beliefs or worldview and told them
point-blank they have "no place in" the state they governed. Not so
with New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo. During an interview on the
radio a few days ago, Gov. Cuomo of New York essentially told
perhaps millions of people in "his" state they are not welcome.
During his radio interview he said of those who see themselves as
"conservative": "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives,
who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay? … Because if
that is who they are and if they are extreme conservatives, they
have no place in the state of New York."
I wonder how many people
for whom he is speaking call themselves New Yorkers? Is he such
an elitist that he can now pick and choose whom he can stamp out?
Has the state of New York, those outside New York City, become so
enamored with their self-importance that they can call to task those
whose beliefs differ from the traditional, liberal Democrat? Is the
governor going to call out the National Guard to eject those who
believe a conceived human baby should have the right to be born and
live in a country that guarantees the right to pursue life and
Is there anyone else the governor has taken a disliking to? Perhaps
he would round up each NRA member and put a yellow armband on them,
eject them from their homes, confiscate all their possessions for
the state and herd them into a ghetto to be fenced in until he can
determine their ultimate solution? Perhaps the governor could rustle
up all those New Yorkers who believe in the Bible and attend the
church of their choice each Sunday and throw them in jail for
professing their faith.
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How outlandish can a politician be? How far
into the personality of narcissism can a politician sink before
common citizens' heads pop up from the sand and say "Huh?"
Rather than banning all the people the governor apparently doesn't
like, those whose beliefs are not exactly like his, perhaps instead
of those people being the ones who are wrong, maybe New Yorkers
should consider that maybe, just maybe, it is the governor and his
beliefs that might be wrong. If they should decide that, I hope
their handling of him is much more gentle than his handling of them.
Isn't it interesting when the self-proclaimed most tolerant people
begin to talk and make their pronouncements and begin to
demonstrate speech and behavior of the most intolerant people
Like I said, I'm glad I live in flyover country.
[By JIM KILLEBREW]
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