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.

Bathroom Bullies Double Down With Transgender Directive

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

President Donald Trump’s reversal of President Barack Obama’s transgender school bathroom edict was welcome news to much of the country. Here in New York, however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have doubled down on their support for opposite-sex school locker room use by “transgender” students. On February 23, 2017, Gov. Cuomo wrote…

President Trump Rescinds Obama School Bathroom Edict

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

President Barack Obama’s May 2016 transgender school bathroom edict has been relegated to the dustbin of history where it belongs. On Wednesday, February 22, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the transgender edict had been rescinded. Spicer added that the edict “was confusing and hard to implement,” and added, “‘The president has made…

Gambling Continues To Grow Amidst Concerns

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

Back in 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told voters that casino expansion would help to relieve the economic woes faced by residents of upstate New York. The Governor proposed an amendment to the New York State Constitution to allow upstate casinos on non-Indian lands. With the help of some shady shenanigans—specifically, the placement of blatantly slanted…

Obamacare Repeal Proving Tricky For Republicans

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Imagine that you are in a time machine. That time machine takes you back to February 2011…or February 2012…or even February of last year. Once you are back in the past, someone asks you, “Wouldn’t it be great if Republicans took control of both Houses of Congress and the White House in 2016, and had…

Sessions Takes Important Step Toward Restoring Gender Sanity

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Last year, the Obama Administration rocked the nation when the Education Department and the Justice Department issued a “guidance” document relating to transgender issues. In that document, the federal government made a thinly-veiled attempt to strong-arm public schools across the United States into allowing students confused about their gender identities to use opposite-sex facilities in…

‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Passes Assembly

By NYCF | Feb 12, 2017

Illegal immigration was a major issue in the 2016 presidential primaries and in the 2016 general election. Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump made it a priority to lay out his concerns about illegal immigration and border enforcement, and to discuss measures he might take to address those concerns. Now that President Trump has entered…

President Donald Trump Appoints Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

By NYCF | Feb 6, 2017

On January 31, President Donald J. Trump appointed Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the existing vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. With a resumé that includes a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a law degree from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Oxford University, clerkships with two Supreme Court justices, and more than…

AG Schneiderman Offers Legal Advice To Sanctuary Cities

By NYCF | Jan 29, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ought to have better things to do than to provide legal and political cover for cities that flout federal immigration laws. In reaction to the very real possibility that President Donald Trump will crack down on immigration enforcement matters, Attorney General Schneiderman has released “legal advice to local governments…

President Trump's Pen Put To Good Use

By NYCF | Jan 29, 2017

Since being inaugurated President of the United States on Friday, January 20, President Donald Trump has hit the ground running. From a Christian conservative perspective, early signs are encouraging. On Inauguration Day, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The President’s…

Executive Overreach May Be Cuomo's Modus Operandi

By NYCF | Jan 15, 2017

In January 2014, President Barack Obama declared that he would not wait for congressional action to advance his agenda. “‘We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,’” the President said.…

Border Control Right Around The Bend

By NYCF | Jan 9, 2017

In anticipation of the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, congressional Republicans are making plans to pay for a barrier on the border between the United States and Mexico. According to the Chicago Tribune, Congress “would use authority under a 2006 law supported by Republicans and Democrats alike to justify” the necessary spending. That…

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…