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Not So Great . . . Again

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“We’re not going to make America great again,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed at a bill-signing ceremony this week. And then, further poking the president, the governor added, to gasps from the audience: “It was never that great.”

America — for all its faults, failings, and wrongdoings — has been a tremendous force for good, for freedom. At the same time, talking about how great we are really seems . . . what’s the word? Boastful.

“We have not reached greatness,” Cuomo went on to clarify. “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.”

This is pie-in-the-sky stuff. Utopianism. The state government of New York is not going to succeed — or even actually try — to “engage” every citizen “fully.” Neither will the Empire State help “every” female New Yorker to self-actualize . . . while magically wiping out “stereotyping.”

When very real governments fixate on fantasy, they can only fail. Achievable responsibilities — like fixing roads, improving schools, enforcing laws — fall by the wayside. 

Both President Trump and Governor Cuomo would do well to concern themselves with running the government. Leave the greatness to the rest of us.

Oh, and the rest of the story? 

“I’m Andrew Cuomo, and I work for you,” the governor said in a 2010 video announcing his entry into the gubernatorial race. 

“Together,” he went on to declare, “we can make New York great again.”

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.


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  1. John F Brennan says:

    That the government can make a political subdivision great is the first utopian myth. The best thing the government can do is getting out of the way of its citizens in their striving to best themselves, which by necessity bests the society. 

  2. Rocketman says:

    What a hypocrite! America WAS great before a bunch of stinking socialists like him got elected to political office and started ruining it.

  3. Karen H says:

    Another WEALTHY elitist that wants to move America towards globalism. He wants the Presidency so he can do that.

    Hilarious that elitists, that have no clue of what daily life is like for most, pronounces that they have the answers. He and all of of his ilk, do nothing but regulate, tax & legislate us into working class poverty. I hate him & his kind. He can do nothing for me, but get out of the way.

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