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.

Unconstitutional Obama Immigration Action Overturned

By NYCF | Jun 29, 2016

Regarding Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the attempted expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—President Barack Obama’s infamous executive actions pertaining to amnesty for illegal immigrants—the United States Supreme Court has managed to do the right thing.

Albany Needs A Reboot

By NYCF | Jun 29, 2016

In recent weeks, multiple columnists covering the state government beat have been writing about the dysfunction that is endemic to the New York State Capitol. Tom Precious of The Buffalo News is one voice that has weighed in on the topic.

Supreme Court Rejects SAFE Act Challenge

By NYCF | Jun 26, 2016

Last week, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a legal challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act. According to the Buffalo News, this particular challenge to the gun control law was brought by a plaintiff named Douglas Kampfer. Another case, which was filed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, had…

The 2016 Legislative Session: Reforms Fail

By NYCF | Jun 26, 2016

Despite the clear need to make government cleaner and more accountable in New York, the Legislature failed to make substantial progress in 2016 on message of necessity reform, term limits, initiative and referendum, or any other clean-government legislation supported by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. (While the State Senate did pass Bill S.2722-D-Griffo/A.4677-D-Galef, which would…

Pray For Orlando

By NYCF | Jun 20, 2016

Like millions of other Americans, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is outraged and grieved at the jihad terror attack that occurred on June 12 at an Orlando, Florida nightclub. This attack by one gunman killed 50 and wounded more than 50. The gunman—who pledged allegiance to ISIS during the attack—was killed by police following a…

States Strike Back Against Obama Overreach

By NYCF | Jun 6, 2016

The Obama Administration’s transgender bathroom edict has provoked outrage across the United States. Thankfully, it has also provoked a much-needed legal challenge.

Churches Can Support Justice For All

By NYCF | May 26, 2016

Over the past decade, controversy has swirled in Albany regarding whether—and how—to address the heinous crime of child sex abuse.

Obamacare Loses Again

By NYCF | May 16, 2016

On Thursday, May 12, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the House of Representatives in a lawsuit pertaining to Obamacare.

NYCF Applauds North Carolina Effort To Stand Up to Bathroom Bullies

By NYCF | May 10, 2016

Last week, the United States Justice Department gave the State of North Carolina an ultimatum, demanding that the state bring its common-sense bathroom safety law into compliance with radical notions of gender identity or face the potential loss of millions of dollars in federal funding. According to a 2014 opinion by then-Attorney General Eric Holder,…

Human Trafficking Bill Passes Assembly

By NYCF | Apr 18, 2016

On Tuesday, April 12, the New York State Assembly passed a NYCF-supported human trafficking bill.

New York Needs Message of Necessity Reform

By NYCF | Apr 11, 2016

New Yorkers are still reeling following the rushed passage of the New York State Budget, which included Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job-killing minimum wage increase. It is disgraceful that the New York State Senate voted 61-1 in favor of this disastrous legislation.

JCOPE Hire Raises Questions of Cuomo Control

By NYCF | Apr 1, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, the State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) hired Seth Agata as its new Executive Director. The hire was made following a closed-door discussion and vote.

Assembly Workgroup Proposes Long-Overdue Rules Changes

By NYCF | Mar 28, 2016

During the long reign of disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the New York State Assembly developed a well-deserved reputation for secrecy, favoritism, and corruption. A new report offers hope that the Assembly may finally be moving in a new direction.

A Conservative Approach to Good Government

By NYCF | Mar 19, 2016

Because of the recent spate of corruption scandals in Albany, there is recurrent talk about passing good-government legislation. Typically, when this talk begins to circulate, Albany pols respond either by ignoring the problem or by passing measures that fall far short of the level of change that is needed in Albany.

President Puts Forth Garland For High Court

By NYCF | Mar 19, 2016

As promised, President Barack Obama has nominated someone to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the sudden death of the great Justice Antonin Scalia. That someone is Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Justice of the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Minimum Wage: Rhetoric and Reality

By NYCF | Mar 13, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing hard for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in 2016. While it is possible that the minimum wage could be increased through stand-alone legislation, it is likely that this issue will be resolved within the context of the state budget. By the end of this month, New Yorkers will likely find out…