Governor Gets It Wrong On American Greatness

Luke 6:45: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

On August 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made national headlines at a ceremony to commemorate the signing of an anti-human trafficking bill.

Unfortunately, the Governor’s gaffe—not the legislation—was the reason for the headlines.

During his remarks at the event, Gov. Cuomo critiqued President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan as follows: “‘We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution.’”

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms PAC, we are all for unleashing the “full potential” of every woman, man, and child that God has created in His image. (Of course, we emphatically disagree with the notion that the Governor’s enthusiastic support for abortion expansion and all things LGBT has anything to do with unleashing anyone’s full potential.) But the first portion of the Governor’s comments has gotten Gov. Cuomo in hot water with people across the country, and his weak attempt to walk back his remarks (describing them as “‘inartful’”) did nothing to help matters.

Many people have justifiably attacked the Governor’s comments. (Dennis Prager, for one, did an excellent job in his column on the subject.) Here’s our take: The Governor meant what he said. While the United States of America suffers from grievous ills and flaws that NYCFPAC works tirelessly to address, the Governor is mistaken. Our faith in God and our belief in human freedom have made us the greatest nation on Earth. And the ideology and policies of the Left are nothing less than an all-out assault on this country’s greatness.