A New Yorker talks turkey about New York values

A New Yorker talks turkey about New York values

Being born in the Bronx and living in New York until I left for college, never to permanently return, I knew EXACTLY what Ted Cruz was talking about when he spoke of New York Values.

New York Values are the statist, high taxed, government controls your life, religion is met with ridicule, guns only for the important people, do as I say not as I do, ultra liberal hypocrisy and nastiness that runs both New York city and to a lesser extent upstate. …

Want a gun permit in New York City?  Pony up $340 for the application, $105 for the fingerprinting and then wait up to 8 months and if you are denied say goodbye to the nearly $450 you just wasted.  And if you are “important” enough to get approved you are now allowed to own a gun.  Now you have to get a PURCHASE AUTHORIZATION.  That’s right, not only can you ONLY buy one handgun every 90 days but you have to ask the city if they will allow you to buy one.  The process takes 45-60 days. …

Speaking of Firefighters, do you remember [the] iconic photo from the aftermath of 9/11? …

[T]his image was so powerful and lasting that not only was a stamp commissioned but also a statue was to be made honoring the moment.  But instead of letting history, facts and the truth get in the way New York Values decided to change all that in order to be inclusive.  As you can see in the photo the three men are all white.

In December 2001, the New York City Fire Department unveiled plans for a statue based on the photograph to be placed at the Brooklyn headquarters. In an effort to be inclusive of all those who had been affected by the tragedy, the statue was to include black, white, and Hispanic firefighters. The change in ethnicity from the actual firefighters, all of whom are white, proved controversial enough that the statue was never built.

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