Did That Just Happen? Governor Cuomo’s ‘Revolutionary’ Speech
I'm really interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this. By this, I mean Governor Cuomo's recent speech where he basically tried to declare us independent from the federal government.
I mean, of course he didn't actually do this- we're not free of the federal government. But to me, Governor Cuomo's speech made me have some serious flashbacks to my grade school history books and the Revolutionary War. First of all, I want to say you can see his quotes and more at the Times Union. Also, I'm just writing about my sentiments- I'm not a political figure in any way, I love rock music and I'm a nurse. But, despite that, I was struck by Cuomo's speech.
On Monday, Governor Cuomo described our nation as in crisis. He put in on New York to step up and rebel, saying “As our forefathers rebelled against England resenting the king’s values and abuse, let us announce New York’s rebellion from the current federal policies" (Times Union).
I don't disagree with some things that Governor Cuomo addressed- that we need to address the racism, xenophobia, and discrimination. However, I feel like talking about it as if we're in the Revolutionary War is a little bit concerning. Sending out sentiments that New York should be independent or rebel kind of makes me feel like it's a step further away from what we all need to do, which is work together. What are your thoughts?