Proclaiming Justice and Mercy

NYCF supports educational choice, urban renewal efforts that result in empowerment rather than dependency, stronger penalties to deter crime, enhanced efforts to crack down on human trafficking, and real reform of a political process that currently enables corruption.

Senator Ortt Speaks Sense On Sanctuary

By NYCF | Dec 20, 2016

In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, there has been speculation about the impact of a Trump presidency upon the sanctuary city policies held by various U.S. municipalities. (A “sanctuary city” is a city that does not comply with federal law in regard to immigration enforcement.) President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he intends to…

Trump Puts Preet On Repeat

By NYCF | Dec 11, 2016

It’s a bit unusual for a U.S. Attorney to become a household name—but for New Yorkers with an interest in state government, that is exactly what has happened with Preet Bharara. Since being appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 2009, Bharara has been zealous in rooting out and prosecuting government…

Cuomo’s Court of Appeals

By NYCF | Dec 11, 2016

At the end of this year, Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. will retire from the New York Court of Appeals. (The State of New York requires judges to retire at the end of the year in which they turn 70.) Judge Pigott bears the distinction of being the last Judge of the Court of Appeals…

Casinos No Solution To Upstate Woes

By NYCF | Dec 11, 2016

In the coming months and years, the fruits of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ill-advised gamble on upstate casinos as drivers of “economic development” will become apparent. The new Tioga Downs Casino in the Southern Tier opened for business on Friday, December 2. “According to Tioga Downs, the new gaming floor features 33 table games including Blackjack,…

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Panel Refers Planned Parenthood for Prosecution

By NYCF | Dec 11, 2016

In the wake of last year’s scandal involving Planned Parenthood’s barbaric trafficking in fetal organs and tissues, the House of Representatives continues to take a leadership role in investigating Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, December 1, “[the] House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel for Infant Lives announced [that it had] referred Planned Parenthood Gulf…

State Health Proposes Pot For Chronic Pain

By NYCF | Dec 4, 2016

New York legalized non-smokeable forms of marijuana for medical use in 2014. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms opposed the medical marijuana law on the grounds that marijuana is a dangerous drug, that loopholes in the law could harm families and employers, that the law lacked appropriate safeguards, and that the law could be used as…

It's Now Or Never For Obamacare Repeal

By NYCF | Dec 4, 2016

The results of this year’s elections have—for the first time—given congressional Republicans a realistic opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare. They have also given congressional Republicans a realistic opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood. Now, the question is: How? Recently, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms signed on to a letter from pro-life leaders across the nation…

Governor Cuomo Grandstands

By NYCF | Nov 28, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in this year’s presidential election was announced in the wee hours of the morning on November 9, 2016. It seems that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 presidential campaign kicked off at about the same time. Since Election Day, some instances of hateful rhetoric and harassment directed at immigrants and people of color…

Cuomo Signs Human Trafficking Bill

By NYCF | Nov 20, 2016

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is pleased to report good news on the legislative front. On November 4, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Bill S.6835-B-Lanza/A.8650-B-Paulin into law. This bill provides that general hospitals, diagnostic centers, treatment centers, and outpatient departments “shall provide for the identification, assessment, and appropriate treatment or referral of persons suspected as human…

Post-Election Legislative Pay Raise Likely

By NYCF | Oct 31, 2016

Last spring, the New York State Legislature made fools out of New York voters by creating the New York State Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation. The seven-member Commission is establishedevery four years, and is responsible for setting salaries for statewide officials, judges, some executive branch employees, and Members of the State Legislature. The…

Obamacare Costs Soar

By NYCF | Oct 31, 2016

Mercifully, the United States of America is nearing the end of the utterly failed administration of President Barack Obama. President Obama’s signature accomplishment is, of course, the Affordable Care Act—the health care law that many Americans refer to as “Obamacare.” Most Christian New Yorkers will not need to be reminded that Obamacare goes far beyond…

Fantasy Sports Gambling Finds Itself Back In Court

By NYCF | Oct 9, 2016

Earlier this year, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo capitulated to gambling interests once again by legalizing online fantasy sports gambling. Last week, a lawsuit was filed to challenge the constitutionality of the fantasy sports law. According to the Buffalo News, the lawsuit contends that the legalization of fantasy sports required an…

NYC To Study Supervising Drug Use

By NYCF | Oct 4, 2016

The City of New York is considering opening “supervised injection facilities” for intravenous drug users. According to the New York Post, the New York City Council “has allocated $100,000 to the Health Department for a nine-month study” on the potential injection facilities. Supporters claim that injection facilities outside the United States have lowered HIV transmission…

Legislative Pay Raise Remains Elusive

By NYCF | Oct 4, 2016

Albany Update has previously reported on the potential for a legislative pay raise this year. In recent days, the prospects of an increase have grown dimmer. After one member of the Commission on Legislative, Judicial & Executive Compensation proposed an astronomical 76% legislative pay increase, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented that lawmakers should publicly make the…

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New Site Seeks To Restore Restroom Sanity

By NYCF | Sep 27, 2016

Following the Obama Administration’s school bathroom edict earlier this year, transgender bathroom controversies continue to unfold across the nation. In the wake of those controversies, one organization has come up with a novel concept: Ask women how they feel about sharing women-only spaces with men. Family Policy Alliance, a public policy affiliate of Focus on…

Big Basketball Joins In Bathroom Bullying

By NYCF | Sep 27, 2016

The State of North Carolina remains Ground Zero in America’s transgender bathroom controversies. In response to the state’s passage of the common-sense bathroom law known as H.B. 2, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) have all moved events out of North Carolina. These unfortunate…