Conservatives may have celebrated former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation a bit too soon, as it appears his replacement, Kathy Hochul, could be turning out to be vastly further Left than Cuomo ever would have been.
And perhaps that was the plan all along…but that’s just a hunch.
The pandemic prevention measures Hochul, the first female governor of New York, is taking are already more extreme than Cuomo on his worst day.
In retaliation against mass resistance from unvaccinated healthcare workers employed in hospitals across New York, Hochul announced on Monday she is firing all unvaccinated hospital staff, regardless of position, effective at midnight.
To address the worker shortage this will cause, Hochul signed an executive order granting her emergency powers to deploy medically trained National Guardsmen to temporarily replace hospital employees.
BREAKING: New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she will deploy medically trained National Guard troops to replace unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals, who will be fired tonight. pic.twitter.com/79Vr8ZUefd
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 27, 2021
But her tyranny didn’t stop there.
Hochul also blatantly sidestepped rights guaranteed under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which ensure that American citizens can worship freely and without discrimination.
In an attempt to downplay people who cite religious exemptions, she denied their legitimacy entirely.
“There are not legitimate religious exemptions because the leaders of all the organized religions have said there’s no legitimate reason,” Hochul vaguely claimed.
New York @GovKathyHochul denies the legitimacy of religious exemptions: "There are not legitimate religious exemptions because the leaders of all the organized religions have said there's no legitimate reason." pic.twitter.com/Mzw8CsBIpR
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) September 27, 2021
Our laws that protect religious liberty are not limited to religions that are “organized” or those that have a specific leader, like the Pope, for example.
In fact, most religions are not led by a single human leader who lives and breathes on earth. They are led by a God who exists somewhere not of this world.
It’s asinine for Hochul to so blatantly delegitimize religious exemptions because “the leaders of all the organized religions” have said there’s no good reason to not get the vaccine.
Unless she personally asked Jesus, Buddha, Prophet Muhammad, the Dalai Lama, Joseph Smith, or any other religious figure that people around the world either consider their religious leader or worship as their God, then she has no right to speak on behalf of any of these.
To my knowledge, Jesus has yet to come down for the Second Coming, and when He does, it probably won’t be to endorse vaccines.
Hopefully, Hochul’s unconstitutional actions to force health workers out of their jobs because they won’t get the jab are soon struck down in court.