“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
In an interview earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo “declared himself the most accomplished governor in modern history…”
The Governor said, “‘You take my record of accomplishment, you compare it to any Governor in modern history, and I think you will see that we have done more.’”
It is true that Gov. Cuomo has done a great deal during his nearly seven-and-a-half years in office. Let’s take a walk down memory lane:
- In 2011, the State of New York passed a same-sex “marriage” law. Gov. Cuomo’s efforts were instrumental in this effort; he even met with Republican state senators to encourage them to vote for it. Following the passage of this law, a Christian couple was found liable for discrimination for having declined to allow their event space to be used for a same-sex ceremony. The couple was also told that they must either allow same-sex ceremonies or not allow any weddings at all.
- In 2013, Gov. Cuomo pushed for the passage of a constitutional amendment allowing full-fledged gambling casinos on non-Indian lands in upstate New York. The language set forth on the ballot was designed to paint the proposal in a flattering light, and the ploy worked; the amendment was passed. Since then, four new casinos have opened. Some of them are already seeking government assistance due to their lower-than-expected profits.
- In 2016, Gov. Cuomo successfully pressured the Legislature into raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The implications of this law for New York’s unemployment rate will not be clear until the law has been fully implemented.
- Cuomo has repeatedly vetoed pro-adoption tax proposals supported by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.
- Cuomo has repeatedly abused his authority by taking executive actions to further a pro-abortion and pro-LGBT agenda; he has implemented regulations to promote transgenderism in the workplace and in public restrooms, and the state’s Department of Financial Services is currently being sued for imposing a hidden abortion funding mandate upon New York employers.
Is this a record to be proud of?