Andrew Cuomo, the dictator-like Democrat who rules the state of New York with an iron fist, has the nerve to attack police officers for following constitutional law by refusing to enforce his draconian lockdown orders.
During a press conference on Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed law enforcement officers who dare to defy his control measures, calling anyone who dissents a “dictator.”
“I don’t consider them a law enforcement officer. Because you don’t have the right to pick laws that you think that you will enforce and you don’t enforce laws that you don’t agree with, right? That’s not a law enforcement officer. That’s a dictator,” Cuomo said.
Governor Cuomo says that Sheriffs who don’t enforce his dictatorial Coronavirus laws are dictators. pic.twitter.com/D45wAc66cO
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) November 23, 2020
First of all, Cuomo is failing to recognize that there is a difference between an “order” or “mandate” and a “law.” This simple truth seems to get lost in the midst of lockdown outrage, but we would do well to remember that an order from the governor is not the same as a law.
Although mandates are legally enforceable, the officers in this case are rightfully choosing to uphold their oath to the U.S. Constitution rather than arbitrary orders from the governor.
Furthermore, this might be one of the most hypocritical, nonsensical statements I’ve seen one of these radical Leftist governors say all year.
First, it was all about “defund the police,” then it was “abolish” them, and now any officer who doesn’t enforce tyrannical lockdown measures is a “dictator.”
Which one is it, Cuomo?
Are police officers so beyond help they must be eliminated, or are they your tools to achieve your political goals?
Remember, Cuomo is the one who dictatorially sent COVID-infected patients into nursing homes among the most susceptible to the virus, chained up parks so children can’t play in Jewish neighborhoods, enacted a nightly curfew, and limited all private gatherings to 10 people or less. Not the police.
Yet, this is the guy attacking officers who won’t enforce his tyranny as if they were the ones issuing the authoritarian orders.
Apparently, following law put forth by the U.S. Constitution allowing free assembly and liberty for all is now basically Hitler-esque by the Left’s standards.
This is beyond backwards. It’s twisted and disturbing that this is happening in the USA.
However, the good news is that the New York Sheriff’s Association put out a statement in response to Cuomo’s tyrannical orders as well as his attack on officers.
The NYSA said the limitation on private gatherings “would be neither practical nor Constitutional.”
Further stating that they find his comments, “ironic and disingenuous since the Governor has directed that his own State Police do not have to enforce the order. Apparently, it is another case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’, such as we have seen with many other political leaders. He has also called Sheriffs ‘dictators’ for following the Constitution rather than his orders, which we also find ironic.”
Hopefully, the rising resistance to Cuomo means residents of New York will not be harassed during their Thanksgiving dinners, at the very least. Perhaps the defiant attitude will continue to grow among all New Yorkers as the holidays commence and as we get closer to a vaccine.
The American people in all states deserve to have freedom from tyranny – and that includes Democrats who think they are untouchable.