“AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT,” says our next President!” Special Opinion to the Mirror by Paul Plante
Section 8 of the Article I of the New York State Constitution, the Bill of Rights, states that “§8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press,” and given that the autocratic Democratic Socialist governor of the corrupt “Empire” state, as corrupt New York state is known in the governor’s chambers on the 2d floor of the state capitol in Albany, New York, Young Andy Cuomo, son of former governor Mario, is a citizen of the state, he too may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible, as are the rest of us, for the abuse of that right, even if his exercise of his liberty of speech, as in The Hill article “Cuomo: America ‘was never that great'” by Emily Birnbaum on 15 August 2018, makes Young Andy sound ignorant, petulant, spiteful, hateful, and just plain stupid, as we see from the opening sentence of that article, as follows
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said at an event on Wednesday that America “was never that great,” drawing groans and boos from the crowd.
For greater clarity as to the “event” where Young Andy was exercising his liberty of press, we have the Albany, New York Times Union article “Cuomo claims America was ‘never that great’ by David Lombardo, @poozer87, for anyone interested, published Wednesday, August 15, 2018, we have:
Speaking on Wednesday at an event in New York City promoting his equality agenda, the governor took a shot at President Donald J. Trump’s campaign slogan and outlined the issues that the country needs to address to achieve greatness.
And there we have the setting, folks, an event in heavily Democratic and Democratic Socialist New York City promoting Young Andy Cuomo’s “equality agenda,” which is how Young Andy Cuomo intends to really make America great when he becomes the American president in 2020:
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said.
“It was never that great.”
“We have not reached greatness yet.”
Now, before anyone gets upset here, people, let me once again stress the fact that just because he is governor of New York state thanks to New York City, which put him there despite the wishes of the rest of the state, who lack the votes to counter huge New York City, Young Andy Cuomo should not be deprived of the opportunity to show the world just how ignorant he really is of who Americans really are, and what America has already been.
He has the same God-given right as everyone else in America to open his mouth and use the media to show the candid world just how big a fool he really while at the same demonstrating how small a person he really is, by diminishing and disparaging the contributions of ordinary Americans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation or skin color or ethnicity, who make America great each and every day by getting up in the morning yo take care of their families, and educate themselves and go to work to keep this country running, despite hack politicians like Andy Cuomo who can only run it down.
And here, let me define “great” as “of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average.”
So what then, is the normal, or average?
In New York State under Young Andy Cuomo, it is endemic public corruption.
It is children in Hoosick Falls, New York drinking water contaminated with the carcinogen PFOA, thanks to the corrupt New York State Department of Environmental Conservation doing the “right thing” by looking in the other direction.
Consider the New York Daily News article “Ex-Cuomo aide surrenders to face federal corruption charges” by Victoria Bekiempis, Kenneth Lovett, and Greg B. Smith from September 22, 2016, for example:
One of Gov. Cuomo’s closest friends and ex-aides shook down upstate companies seeking lucrative state contracts right under the governor’s nose, prosecutors charged Thursday.
Joseph Percoco, Cuomo’s former executive secretary and campaign manager, was charged in a detailed 80-page complaint unsealed by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Seven others were also charged, including the head of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, a top executive of an upstate energy firm, Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and five execs of major upstate firms.
The two firms, COR Development of Syracuse and LPCiminelli of Buffalo, have been major donors to Cuomo for years, records show.
Prosecutors also revealed a former top Cuomo aide-turned- lobbyist, Todd Howe, 56, secretly pleaded guilty to corruption charges Tuesday and has been cooperating with the feds since June.
Bharara — whose crusade against Albany misdeeds has already resulted in the conviction of two of the state‘s top legislative leaders — made clear the actions described in the complaint portray “systemic” problems in New York state government.
“I really do hope that there’s a trial in this case so that all New Yorkers can see — in gory detail — what their state government has been up to,” he said.
In New York State under Young Andy Cuomo, people, that is the average, or normal, so certainly it can truthfully be said that under Young Andy Cuomo, New York State is far from great, and in fact is pretty pathetic, as well as the nation’s highest taxed state, but the fact that New York State isn’t great and hasn’t been for some long time now does not mean that America itself has never been great, defined as “of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average.”
What about during WWII, for example?
Using that definition of what “great” is, can anyone rationally argue that during WWII, America was not truly great, both on the homefront, where every woman’s full potential was being realized and unleashed and every woman including folk heroine “Rosie the Riveter,” was making her full contribution, even as military pilots shuttling planes around, and on the battlefield, where American youth were taking on the might of Hitler’s war machine in Europe, and Tojo’s war machine in the Pacific?
So what is up with Young Andy Cuomo of New York who is going to be our next president running down America’s accomplishments during WWII?
And the truth of the matter is that Young Andy Cuomo, who is nothing but a hack politician, knows absolutely nothing about that period of American history, or those people, nor does he care.
Young Andy was never in service, nor does he care for those who were.
So that is part of the reason Young Andy says America was never great – he is ignorant of our history as a people and as a nation.
But more importantly, for Young Andy, America will not be great until he is president, and all of America is following his agenda, which point was made in the Times Union article by Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever, who issued a statement attempting to clarify the meaning of the governor’s remarks, to wit:
While the governor believed America “has not yet reached its maximum potential,” she said the governor “believes America is great.”
“The governor believes that when everyone is fully included and everyone is contributing to their maximum potential, that is when America will achieve maximum greatness.”
And of course, until the autocratic Young Andy Cuomo becomes president, that is simply not going to happen, because no one besides Democratic Socialist Young Andy Cuomo has the right stuff to make America truly great, which is to say, “of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average.”
And there is how that story of how America is not yet great but will become so when Young Andy Cuomo is president begins.
As to where it is going, all I can say is stay tuned, and don’t touch that dial!