Nanny state
Jan 26, 2016 | 9344 views | 0 0 comments | 370 370 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to shut down all roads and most mass transit in the during our recent epic snowstorm. The Mayor threatened to arrest drivers who disobey his edict.

Yes, the same progressive administration that wants to decriminalize urinating in public, turnstile jumping and public intoxication. Don’t arrest those folks, but arrest drivers who are trying to go to their job at a hospital or driving to a supermarket seeking milk for their baby.

Shortly after the mayor and governor ordered adults off the roads, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the following when asked by a reporter why he wasn’t shutting down the roadways: "I believe in the good judgement of our citizens." Wow, what a breath of fresh air and I am a registered Democrat!

As president of Glen Oaks Village, I am responsible for our community of 10,000 residents. Because of the edict, we were unable to bring in our staff the next day to begin plowing and shoveling our driveways, sidewalks and stoops.

The mayor and governor’s decision to shut down the roads and mass transit made a very bad snowstorm even worse.


Bob Friedrich

Glen Oaks

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