I don’t say this is as one of the 5.4 million Republicans she asked to relocate, I say this as a New Yorker. Up until the disastrous and deadly Cuomo / de Blasio rule, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents lived peacefully. We disagreed on much but never called for an entire group’s purge. This pertains strictly to legal, tax paying New Yorkers irrespective of their beliefs. (Illegals are illegal and have zero business being in any of the 50 American states and repatriation should occur).
This copacetic existence ended in 2020 when the Left exclusively refused to accept DIVERSITY. Even the Mormons, who went as pioneers to an area in North America not yet organized as a state, took over and when it became Utah, they ran it. They allow non Mormons to ski Deer Valley, hike in Zion National Park, and settle; it’s humming. Juxtapose this to these miserable maniacs that have come to an already populated and previously thriving state, New York, determined to take over. These are the same mentals that wept thinking the overturning of Roe v Wade conflated to whites and blacks being disallowed to marry. Based on Hochul’s rhetoric and hopscotching law, it appears she’d be in favor of mandating a marriage moratorium across party lines. Will we see a case brought to the New York State Court of Appeals on whether Republicans can marry a Democrat contra to a future New York statute? If our local leaders could do anything competently, perhaps organizing free buses to send Republicans to Texas or Florida should be considered - but there aren’t enough buses!
The only diversity that matters and that is the United States’ Constitution’s 1st amendment is freedom of speech. The Left, federally and locally, have gone to war against dissenting viewpoints. Parents are labeled “domestic terrorists”, America First Republicans are called Nazis, and artists are curated based on immutable characteristics.
The zero tolerance for diversity from the Left, which has consumed the Democrat party embraces Marxism. The tenet is insistence that everyone is the same.
We are not the same. This is what makes America great! We are a Constitutional Republic with laws that have protected and prospered the greatest country of all time. Those like Ilan Omar, who came here and sucks the tit of the American taxpayer and Hochul, who has become extremely wealthy, grow fat thanks to the largesse of the country they trash and the people they hate.
Americans, since our creation in 1776, have benefited immensely from varying points of view. It’s what our Founding Fathers relied upon when drafting both our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Up until 2020 in New York, we recognized differences are our strengths provided they were within the context of the law and prevailing moral norms. For example, some kids test better, are naturally smarter, and study harder. They thrived in Gifted and Talented schools, accelerated English, and honor and advanced placement classes. They received scholarships to higher education based on merit, which knows no color, religion, or sex. In 2020, the Left and only the Left robbed these kids, many under the previous working definition of diversity; Asians and Jews. Present day New York sees derelict New York City Chancellor David Banks fast tracking schools’ decline. Celebrating academic excellence has become racist. The Left’s approach is a commitment to everyone being entitled to the same crap. Namita Dwanka, accused of grade-fixing and intimidation during her tenure as principal of a Queens high school has been elevated to Deputy Superintendent. She’ll make a fortune like all good Marxists, $200,000 dollars, and enjoy under Banks great power. To do what, grade-fix, demoralize hard workers, and elevate those to spread the myth all kids are the same and failing teachers are heroes?
Prior to 2020, we had strong family bonds. Families and friends had varying political party affiliations but were able to withstand brawls at the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. Until the Left’s mental condition went into freefall under the Trump presidency, loved ones weren’t excommunicated for being pro law and order.
Prior to 2020, medicine was largely practiced by those respecting science. Practitioners discussed with respective families different vaccines, shots, and treatments. Questions were asked and answered dispassionately relying on facts, pros, and cons. Many parents immunized their children but others didn’t and weren’t hated. It was recognized as a personal choice and never discussed. That’s finished now; the FDA unapproved COVID “vaccine” (which isn’t a vaccine) is pushed by doctors. Those that dare speak against it are silenced and disappeared.
Finally, since 2020 in New York, the Left has used every tool in its tool-kit, from the teachers union to social media to drag queens, to force the public not to pass judgment on insane policies and programs. Questioning why the Left adopts causes like championing obesity and heroin, cutting off children’s private parts, pedophelia, sexual exploitation of minors, criminality, and racism, are verboten.
The reason why Hochul tells Republicans to “Just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK?” “You are not New Yorkers”, is because we lead the criticism she can’t handle. Hochul has outed herself as not a ruler of New York but a fringe figurehead representing criminals, illegals, and radicals on the Left.
My call to action to Republicans in New York; DON’T MOVE! Don’t let them chase you out and claim New York. Fight back in smart ways; voting, spending money outside New York so your money doesn’t pad the coffers of ruinous officials using it to pay for illegals’ hotel accommodations in Manhattan and “violence interrupters” at violent public schools. Speak up, at your school, to your friends, and write in and call your representatives; one call represents 100. To Democrats and Independents, understand the Left’s policies hurt you and your family, in the wallet, on the street, and in school. Republicans and Democrats need each other for checks and balances. Without the Republicans in New York, New York will turn into the failed 51st state, CHAZ, which if you remember, lasted less than a month within Seattle because the kooks living there were being slaughtered by other like minded kooks.
Jacqueline Toboroff, Editor-in-chief
A weekly Human Events contributor, 1st book hitting the shelves in March 2023, Mrs Toboroff is a Manhattan native focused on NYC issues, finding solutions, and providing a voice for the void.