By Oscar Y. Harward
Senator ‘Chuck” Schumer (D-NY), Governor Andrew Cuomo, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, all essentially indicate that they, and ‘the people’ of New York, apparently have no desire to accept, support, and/or defend the Constitution of the United States, and more specifically, the Bill of Rights. Sen. Schumer says the 1st Ten Amendments to the Constitution are being taken too literally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeFBGaKJk7o.
Sen. Schumer is particularly referencing the First Amendment and the freedom of speech. Are we to release these rights? Will the voters of New York advocate that we surrender this and other ‘Bill of Rights’ to the Government?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says pro-life activists along with anti-gay activists, and other supporters of the Second Amendment, are not welcomed in New York. By my personal observation, this may have been Gov. Cuomo’s first exploratory remark as he chases a pursuit to become a 2016 Democrat Party Presidential nominee.
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to be duplicating President Obama’s plan of ‘redistribution’ by proposing, “A tax on the wealthy to pay for free pre-school education for every four-year-old. He has already launched measures to expand paid sick leave to another half a million employees. He has promised to work for 200,000 new affordable housing units, and to rebuild trust and confidence in the police.”
Does New Yorkers know and understand our US Constitution and/or New York’s History? US Congress convened for the 1st time in New York City on March 4, 1789 in approving the Bill of Rights?
Do New Yorkers know, or have they forgotten the sacrifice of attaining ‘Independence’ from the Revolutionary War? Have New Yorkers been taught or have they forgotten the Battle of Harlem Heights, Battle Hill, the Battle of Stony Point that later allowed Washington to cross the Hudson, other Revolutionary War, and additional war history? Are these failures instrumental of your public education system as may be taught in public schools?
Have Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, NY Mayor de Blasio, and New Yorkers forgotten "9/11/01"? Do you remember how our entire Nation rallied around New York during and after these terrorist attacks? Have Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, NY Mayor de Blasio, and New Yorkers forgotten the honor, the sacrifices, and the lives of New York’s and others’ police officers, firemen, and our soldiers in defense of our Constitution? Have Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, NY Mayor de Blasio, and New Yorker's forgotten our Founding Fathers’ precious freedoms in our Constitution with inserted Christian values?
Freedom is not free. Constitutional freedoms are fought and won at a heavy cost; Americans’ blood. More than 600,000 American soldiers have died in combat for protecting our Constitution, our Nation, and our American flag.
Why do Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, NY Mayor de Blasio, and New Yorkers continue efforts to disassemble our Constitution? How do New Yorkers fail to understand, and appreciate the price and values of ‘freedoms’? Do New Yorkers fail to understand the loss of ‘freedoms’, and whom then elect, appoint, and/or direct officials in the State of New York as in other states? Will Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, NY Mayor de Blasio, and other New Yorkers awaken before we, they, and/or others lose these precious ‘freedoms’?
The Army's Oath of Enlistment states that “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; …” Every American should proudly ‘pledge, honor, and obey’ this ‘Oath’.
Patriotic Americans must be asking, “What rights do New Yorkers have in dismantling our Constitution comprised to insure all Americans may remain free from an oppressive government?”
It is a duty for each voter to elect and/or re-elect ‘responsible’ representatives. If the voters of New York fully support Constitutional values, Americans will discover that New Yorkers are ‘Patriotic’ to our USA. Your representatives will ‘honor’ the sacrifices of over 600,000 American soldiers; including your ancestors who fought and died for these values embedded within (y)our Constitution.
Up front, and based on election results, it is logical to assume that Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, and NY Mayor de Blasio are speaking for the people of New York. If so, many of us are saddened. Most of us anticipate that may change.
Currently, if Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, and NY Mayor de Blasio are not domestic enemies to our Constitution, who is? Each element in our Constitution today is just as relevant now as our Founding Fathers inscribed in the 18th Century.