New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s most recent edict has inspired a lot of outrage for this beleaguered state. He is now claiming that he will not allow any sizable Thanksgiving gatherings to take place. No more than ten people are allowed to gather at private residences this year. Of course, numerous law enforcement agencies in the state rebuffed him on this one.
None of the sheriffs or police departments in the state seem all that excited about enforcing this one. Many of them offered a flat refusal and pointed out the sheer implausibility of handling such a task. When Governor Cuomo was asked about these responses during a press conference earlier this week, it was clear to see that he’s still pretty ticked off by the whole thing.
“I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce,” he said to reporters on Wednesday. “Well I don’t believe in that law and therefore I won’t enforce it,” Cuomo continued, mimicking the officers who are refusing to handle the responsibilities he has thrust upon them against their will.
“That is frankly frightening to me as an individual, frightening to democracy, it’s arrogant and a violation of constitutional duty. “I didn’t say: I swear to uphold the laws that I agree with. I didn’t say that,” Cuomo concluded. He is making a decent point where it comes to the whole “you can’t just enforce the laws that you like the best” conundrum.
Government officials need to be called out any time they make these types of decisions. We have spent enough time doing that this year to last us several lifetimes. However, there is one major problem here. Those who make these types of assertions need to make sure that they are not behaving in a hypocritical manner.
Anyone who has been paying attention to Cuomo’s decision making this year is already shaking their heads no. Andrew Cuomo and the other senior elected officials in New York State do not practice what they preach. New York loves to pick and choose which laws they are going to enforce and when. When the riots started tearing through New York City, who was the one that told the cops they needed to stand down?
Monuments were toppled, buildings were set on fire and the police were basically told that the law didn’t need to be enforced. Elected officials even decided that they were going to march with the protesters. While this is not a serious crime to most, it goes to show just how hypocritical these “leaders” like to be.
What’s the bigger problem for Americans right now? This is an honest question for Cuomo and his ilk. They did not see any issue with people smashing up high-end department stores and taking all of the expensive merchandise. Meanwhile, those who want to get together with their friends and loved ones are being treated like they are the real villains here.
If the Cuomo types of the world actually want the law to be enforced, they should try doing the right thing for once in their lives. People might be inclined to take them more seriously when they are practicing what they preach. Cuomo’s temper tantrums are not going to get anything done because people are tired of being lied to. You’d think such a smart guy like him would be able to see that.
Republican City Councilman Joe Borelli has already decided to lay down the gauntlet. He has told the world that he plans on having a sizable Thanksgiving get together at his home. No one who is in attendance will be wearing a mask. This event will be taking place in Staten Island. People everywhere are going to be watching to see what happens. Are state troopers going to be following these orders? If we had to bet, we would have to say that the answer is no.