New York Values: Protect Criminals, Disarm the Law Abiding, Silence Dissent

Last week Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz got some liberals all hot and bothered when he said Donald Trump embodies New York Values.  Trump, liberals and haters of Ted Cruz have spent the past week trying to make it seem like Cruz was bashing 9/11 firefighters, was being anti-semetic, was using code for black people and so on.

When Cruz was asked on Foxnews what New York Values were he said:

 “I’ll tell you, in the rest of the country, people understand exactly what that is.”

That’s not exactly true.  Even New Yorkers and former New Yorkers know what that is.

As soon as I was old enough I shrugged off the Empire State and moved to the Free Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As I like to say I am a New Yorker by birth but a Pittsburgher by choice.

So I have no qualms whatsoever about what Sen Cruz was referring too.  The New York Values he was referring to encompass the idea that the government knows better than you.  New York Values believe you cannot handle your own affairs, your own money, your own protection or your own thoughts.  That is why the government is so invasive, the taxes are so high, gun control is so strict and the infringement upon free speech (when it runs counter to the will of the government) is so limited.

New York Values are the values of high taxes and gun control.  Of the abolition of religion for the sake of moral ambiguity.  Of the silencing of differing opinions under the hypocrisy of “acceptance.”

Ironically, Woody Allen illustrates what New York Values are in his movie “Annie Hall” when he says:

“Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.”

So it is NOT that surprising that even New Yorkers understand what Cruz is talking about and as such makes the newest straw poll in NYC understandable.

To wit:

The Results from the First Met Club Straw Poll of 2016 are as follows:
1st place: Ted Cruz 33%
2nd place: Donald J. Trump 32%
3rd place: Marco Rubio 20%
4th place: Joshn Kasich 7%
5th place: Chris Christie 3%
6th place: Jeb Bush 1%
7th place: Ben Carson 0%

So while many mouth drooling liberals hate having the rock they were hiding under lifted and a light shone on them calling them out for being what they are, there are New Yorkers who are finally saying “THANK YOU” for empathizing with what they have to live with every day.

Sen Cruz did offer the following apology which I think is fantastic.

Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology. I’m happy to apologize:

I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in that state.

I apologize to the hard working men and women of the state of New York who have been denied jobs because Governor Cuomo won’t allow fracking. Even though there had been many high paying jobs just south in Pennsylvania, New Yorkers are denied the ability to provide for their families.

I apologize to all the pro-life and pro-marriage and pro-second amendment New Yorkers who were told by Governor Cuomo that they have no place in New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

I apologize to all the small businesses who have been driven out of New York city by crushing taxes and regulations.

I apologize to the millions of unborn children, many African-American and Hispanic, whose lives have been taken by politicians who relentlessly promote abortion on demand with no limitations.

I apologize to all of the African-American children who Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools that were providing a lifeline to the American Dream.

I apologize to the people of New York who are offended when the New York Daily News lambastes anyone who prays for victims of violence.

I apologize to the people of faith who are ridiculed and insulted by the New York media.

And I apologize to all the cops and the firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand and turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio, because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women of the law.

And to the millions of conservatives–working men and women in New York, with common sense values, trapped by the failures of your political leaders–I am glad to tell you, help us on the way. 2016, like 1980, will bring America back.

In short, Sen Cruz apologizes that so many people have to suffer under the yoke of New York Values.

And for that, I thank you Mr. Cruz.


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