Just about every day we talk about New Jersey Governor Murphy challenging the federal government apparently thinking his power as Governor supersedes the federal government. It seems that whatever Murphy sees when he looks in the mirror New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sees also. In a December 16, 2018 speech Cuomo rolled out his “2019 Justice Agenda” for the first 100 days of 2019. In the 45-minute speech Cuomo declared New York independent from the United States of America saying “Let this agenda be New York’s Declaration of Independence. We declare independence from this federal government’s policies”.
During his speech Cuomo, a potential candidate for president in 2020, made 32 references to Franklin D. Roosevelt and bragged about his liberal accomplishments while vowing to continue to fight the Trump administration. Cuomo must suffer a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome saying “Ladies and gentlemen this nation is in crisis. The social fabric is fraying and it is nearing its breaking point. “We must stand up to this tyranny once again. Not with muskets the way our founders did but with our voices and our votes and with the power and example of our action here in New York”. He went on to say “We disconnect from the nationalism, and the racism, and the chaos, and the xenophobia, and the misogyny, and the discrimination, and the dissembling of this Washington administration. As our forefathers rebelled against England resenting the king’s values and abuse, let us announce New York’s rebellion from the current federal policies”.
On the Governor’s web site the speech is called New York’s Declaration of Independence from Washington.
While vowing to set New York on a progressive course that he says would make President Franklin D. Roosevelt proud Cuomo’s 2019 agenda includes marijuana “legalization”, gun control, “protecting’ “affordable” healthcare, “continuing New York’s progressive path”, “protecting” unions, implementing the DREAM Act in New York and criminal justice reform. New York has already increased it’s minimum wage beginning January 1, 2019 including a $15 minimum wage in New York City. Just about every time Cuomo introduced one of his 20 agenda items he began with saying the item opposed a federal government policy. New York has a Democrat Senate about to be seated and a Democratic lead Assembly so Cuomo should have no problem moving his agenda forward. He challenged the legislature to act within the first 100 days of the 2019 legislative session.
Perhaps someone will share a copy of the United States Constitution with both Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo. Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution is commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause. It establishes that the federal constitution and federal law generally take precedence over state laws and even state constitutions. It prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s exercise of its constitutional powers and from assuming any functions that are exclusively entrusted to the federal government. – Source: Cornell University Legal Information Institute.
If you live in New York and want to be embarrassed and outraged by your Governor like we are here in New Jersey you can watch the Governor’s speech below. Remember New York also elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I guess we can’t criticize you too strongly for Cuomo and Ocasio-Cortez. The people of New Jersey elected Murphy, Booker and Menendez.
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