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January 25, 2014

In your opinion: Cuomo views wrong for N.Y., nation

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---- — Some various groups of New York state citizens: violent street thugs who assault unsuspecting victims who are usually elderly or Jewish, just for starters, hundreds of thousands of indolents who are only too happy to sit on their duffs and avail themselves of every welfare benefit that exists, a small army of women who use abortion routinely as birth control, over-the-top gay rights advocates who dress as phallic symbols, scantily clad drag queens and worse in their yearly gay rights parade.

As far as I know, none of the aforementioned have ever been the subject of derogatory statements by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

I have been a lifelong resident of New York state, have always been gainfully employed and have tried to give back to the community as best I can. I am also a passionate conservative Republican. On Jan. 17, Gov. Cuomo in a speech said, “If they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York.” 

This is a perfect example of all that’s wrong, not only in New York, but in the nation.

Joel Canfield