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Election Thoughts

12/14/2022 6:23 PM | Anonymous

Election Thoughts  by Richard Rossi

Our Midterm elections are over.  Unfortunately, the "Red Wavenever materialized to save our Republic. I say Our Republic because that is what the midterm election was all about.  

This was not about political parties: Republican vs. Democratic.  This went way beyond that.  This was a defining moment for our Republic. This was our Democracy, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights and our Rights and Freedoms as Americans on the ballot.

They lost.  

A quote by Alexander Hamilton seems appropriate: " If it is asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws."

Somehow, the Democratic Party – which ignores our constitution and laws - was able to make Abortion and the January 6th Insurrection their agenda - and it worked!  

I am sure the analysis will go on for weeks, trying to make "common sense" of exactly what transpired. I, for one, don't have any explanation.  Our voting citizens must have been living in an alternate universe to want this agenda to continue.  I cannot believe that our citizens did not come out in record numbers to restore our Republic. 

Our economy is in the toilet, we have runaway inflation and spending, crime and violence are rampant across America and unconstitutional laws are being passed in defiance of our Constitution/Bill of Rights. We lost our energy independence and school parents are being labeled by Biden’s D.O.J and F.B.I. as domestic terrorists for standing up against the woke agenda in our schools. Law-abiding gun owners are being attacked while criminals are given a "free Pass" under Social Justice policies and by liberal Attorney Generals, DA's and judges.   

Closer to home, in Delaware County, we did well at our "local Levels''.  We were able to retake the 19th Congressional District back into Republican hands with the win of Marc Molinaro. Elise Stefanik, George Santos and Claudia Tenny also won their congressional elections.  Peter Oberacker was re-elected to the NYS Senate. The Assembly saw Chris Tague, Lester Chang and Brian Maher win.  And last, but not least, John Hubbard is our new Delaware County Judge; a true supporter of our Constitution and our Second Amendment Rights and Freedoms.

However, and unfortunately, the Albany Democratic regime was successful on the executive level.  Hochul, DiNapoli, James and Schumer (Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General and Senator) all remain in power.  Electing those four was a sad day for our Second Amendment Rights, in particular, as well as our other Rights and Freedoms.  This was a "Gut Punch'' to self-defense rights in America. 

In retrospect, after the NYS Safe Act was passed in 2013, we failed to defeat Andrew Cuomo and he was re-elected our governor in the 2014 elections. NYS gun owners failed to come to the forefront and take him out. 

The question now is: how do we take back New York State?  Unfortunately, NYC and several big liberal upstate cites, like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany give the edge to the Democratic establishment.  

On the county level, Lee Zeldin was the clear winner; however, the votes in many of these county regions are low because of population. 

Kathy Hochul won 13 NY State counties with 3,024,061votes.

Lee Zeldin won 49 NY State counties with 2,697,796 votes.

However, here is another interesting statistic; there are at least 4.5 million gun owners in NYS!  What does this tell you?

As of November 2022, the total statewide registered voting population is 13,125,900 (Active: 12,124,242 - Inactive 1,005,658)!  What does this tell you? 

Where were the citizens who love our country?  Have we no American Patriots any longer?

I would like to leave you with a quote by Samuel Adams: "To have a villainous ‘ruler’ imposed on you was a misfortune; however, to elect one yourself was a disgrace."

America really needs an awakening! If this continues, our Republic will never survive to be enjoyed by our children and grandchildren. Pay heed to both quotes by Hamilton and Adams before it is too late.

God Bless the United States of America.

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