This week brought two sharp reminders of what our country will increasingly look like should Democrats be given complete control of our lives. Here’s why we cannot give up the fight for our freedoms.
Last month the Democrat Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, told a public radio host he thought “….extreme conservatives” who are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” have “no place in the state of New York.”
Honesty like this, even on a public radio station few people actually listen to, is rare for any politician (especially a Democrat.) Given the size of his audience, Cuomo was likely using the opportunity to generate a few lines of red meat quotes to use in fundraiser letters. Nevertheless, what he said is how he really feels; and now, Remington Arms, one of the largest gun manufacturers in New York, has opted to take him at his word.
Well-placed sources are reporting that Remington, an upstate New York company that has been making American firearms since 1816, will be moving its expansion project to Alabama. The new Birmingham plant will employ about 2000 workers and generate $87 million in economic benefit for Alabama, one of the Reddest States in America. While there are no immediate plans to close the existing New York plant, it’s not hard to imagine it will eventually close based on the very rapid and clear cause-and-effect nature of the Birmingham move. As long as Cuomo and his far Leftist Democrats run New York, Remington will not be welcome (and they know it.)
In California last Friday, Occidental Petroleum, a huge player in America’s energy industry, announced it was moving its corporate headquarters to Houston, a small blue stain in very red Texas. It has begun the process of consolidating all of its remaining Los Angeles-based subsidiaries into a new separate company. The story in the Los Angeles Times uses lots of soothing language designed to obfuscate the truth; but in plain English, Occidental said, “We’re outta here!”
Located in Los Angeles for almost a century, Occidental could no longer abide the total all-out assault by a state government infected by rabidly anti-business (and even more rabidly anti-oil) lunatics. They finally forced Occidental to see the truth and move.
There is no reason to believe these two items are not the beginning of a trend. Election Day grows nearer; and Democrats, frightened of what they see coming in November, will be in a mad scramble to prove they hate America more than ever before to attract big anti-American donor money. They will attack capitalism like a pack of rabid dogs and chase still more companies toward freedom. Watch it happen.
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom