Wednesday, January 22, 2014

If You Are A "Extreme Conservative" Then You Are No Longer Welcome Here!

You Are No Longer Welcome!  Oh Really!

If You Are A "Extreme Conservative" Then You Are No Longer Welcome!
Who are they,  those 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, then they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are."

Those were the words uttered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. These words have also signaled to me the arrival of something I've feared in America. This something is an era of hyper-partisanship, where mere political affiliation can warrant someone telling you "you have no place here." Has our partisanship reached such a level where we tell someone they no longer belong in the same state as you? Where will those of similar political leanings be speaking out against this?

Do Democrats and Republicans alike not have the same right to live in New York or anywhere? It was bad enough segregating blacks and whites some 50 and 60 years ago, now we must segregate between the letters "D" and "R"? This is why I speak in support of bipartisanship. This is why I favor it. For this is what partisanship will reap.

One will say "I will never get along with them." But I say you don't have to. However it isn't right or moral to begrudge them a place among their fellow Americans that they have made for themselves to live because of what their political beliefs are. The law notwithstanding, a man of any idea or philosophy should be welcome in America.

What Governor Cuomo demonstrated to the rest of America is an utter lack of tolerance, a lack of goodwill. No aspect of partisanship towards his fellow New Yorkers. The onus rests with the people who elected him, those people being the Democrats themselves. He is the manifestation of the intolerance they profess to combat. Cuomo represents an aspect of hatred that Democrats claim not to possess towards those of different beliefs.
First Obama, then Rahm, and now Andrew Cuomo. Liberals really think they own this country, don't they?  I should leave MY State or MY Country leave America because I dare to criticize something that this government does.
Like Father, Like Son!  What the HELL is going on in this Country

1 comment:

  1. Cuomo was over the top. What is missing is the understanding that we all have the right to our personal religous beliefs or lack thereof. What no one has the do in our secular state is legislate bigotry or discrimination into our laws.