NY Gov. Hochul declares racism a ‘public health crisis’
‘I am proud to sign legislation that addresses this crisis head-on,’ the Democratic governor says

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation that went into effect Saturday that declares racism a “public health crisis.”

The Democratic governor signed a package of bills last month aimed at addressing racial injustice and promoting racial equity in the state. Among them is a new law that officially declares racism a public health crisis and establishes a “racial equity working group” within the state department of health to make recommendations for legislative action.

“For far too long, communities of color in New York have been held back by systemic racism and inequitable treatment,” Hochul said in a Dec. 23 press release. “I am proud to sign legislation that addresses this crisis head-on, addressing racism, expanding equity and improving access for all.”

State Democrats cheered the move.

“Framing racism as a public health issue compels organizations and governmental agencies to address the crisis in the systemic ways that other threats to public health have been addressed,” state Sen. Kevin Parker said in the release. “For decades, racial inequalities have caused significant mental, physical, and financial hardships for people of color. These inequities have impacted how they live, the resources they have access to and more importantly their quality of healthcare.”

Give them emergency powers for a public health crisis and they will turn anything into a public health crisis to maintain their powers.

By declaring racism a public health crisis she now has substantially more authority to do whatever she wants in fighting racism.

Being a Progressive, we know that means more meddling in people’s lives and more bureaucratic regulations to try and ensure equality of outcome, which ultimately means crushing people under the boot heel of government.

Hochul is going to blow Cuomo out of the water when it comes to Progressive tyranny.

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By J. Kb

5 thoughts on “This is why you never give governors emergency public health powers”
  1. I won’t hold my breath for it, but maybe someone will point out the demographic behind most of the anti-Asian and antisemitic random attacks in New York.

  2. This is what happens when the entire Legislature is made up of Jar-Jar thinkalikes.
    “Mesa propose that the Senate gives immediately emergency powers to the Supreme Chancellor.”
    What could possibly go wrong?

  3. “As Governor, I will declare socialist indoctrination, CRT, and ‘cancel culture’ to be public health crises, so that we can bring appropriate government resources to inoculate our children’s minds and eliminate these highly-contagious, dangerous, and deadly ideologies from our public spaces.”

    The (small-l) libertarian in me is horrified at the thought, but the embattled conservative in me is thinking, “Hey, they set the precedent; it’d be stupid to not use it.”

    On one hand, such “public health crisis” tools probably shouldn’t exist, and absolutely should not be applied to non-public-health issues.

    On the other hand, the tools do exist, our opponents are actively using them to address issues for which they were never intended, and not doing the same puts us at a severe disadvantage. “Losing graciously” is still losing, and only counts if your opponents “win graciously” — the Left does not.

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