State in losing battle with Cuomo

What has happened to sanity in our state capital of Albany? Some 24,000 parolees were pardoned by state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore their right to vote.

I always thought as in the past that when a person violates our laws they no longer have that right. But Cuomo thinks in his own mind that the right to vote is fundamental and it is unconscionable to deny that basic right of citizenship to New Yorkers who have paid their debt to society.

That still does not give Cuomo the right to do as he pleases against our society’s values. The same is true in Cuomo’s mind, that if you enter this country illegally, you should be treated the same as those of us who have been citizens for decades.

Where is the logic in that frame of mind? Cuomo had the nerve to make a statement that America was never that great and won’t be great until all Americans can share true equality. By true equality, I am not sure exactly what he meant by that. If he is comparing the illegals with the rest of us, then he is way off base. Cuomo went on to trash our president by stating that Donald Trump wants to return to a period of greater sexism, racism and intolerance toward illegals. He said that New York would strive to be a liberal alternative where people of all backgrounds are welcome.

My comment to that is they are all welcome if they become citizens of this country — just like our forefathers did with no problem. So what makes these illegals better than our forefathers? They are not and never will be.

I say to Cuomo, wake up and stop trying to get more votes for yourself. It won’t work because the regular citizens of this state are not stupid. President Trump for the first time in 70 years met with the North Korean dictator and they stopped their tests. The economy is better than ever. The employment rate is better than ever, even with the minority population.

This president is standing up to those other countries that have taken advantage of our exports and have brought more imports into this country. The liberal news media will not give this president any credit for anything, but they keep up their attacks on this President and his family. The Democrats, along with Maxine Waters, instill unrest in this country. Sen. Charles Schumer constantly attacks this President. The Robert Mueller committee is nothing but a bunch of biased Democrats trying to attack this President.

My question: what happened to the Hillary Clinton investigation? This biased committee is only interested to take down our president. What does the rest of the world think of these cowards? But they forget the deplorables and the silent majority won’t allow this to happen.

There is nothing to deter people from breaking the law in New York state.

Richard Makuch is a Dunkirk resident. Send comments to