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New York Democrats Ignore Children of Deceased Combat Vets

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New York Assembly Democrats are a piece of work – out-of-sync with average Americans, a frightening example of what the Democratic Party could become nationally if common sense, moral order and love of country are not valued, vindicated, and restored.  

After celebrating a kill-at-birth (late-term abortion) bill earlier this year (similarly advocated by Virginia’s embattled Democratic Governor, who literally suggested the born child be kept “comfortable” until terminated), the New York Assembly has just gone one better.  They have chosen illegal alien schooling over schooling for dependents of deceased and disabled US military veterans.

Specifically, as reported, New York Democrats “blocked a bill that proposed expanding college tuition aid for children of deceased and disabled military veterans after – having a week earlier approved a state budget that set aside $27 million in college tuition aid for illegal immigrants.” 

Put aside the general sense of injustice, inappropriateness and wrong-headedness of choosing to finance illegal immigrants over the basic and enduring educational needs of American citizen children.  Put aside the general lack of appreciation for those who make possible the freedom, life and safety of those Democratic Assembly’s members.

Put aside the fact that New York Democrats gave $27 million in citizen-taxpayer’s money to the illegals, offering just $2.7 million to children of deceased veterans – who no longer have a parent because that parent, an American citizen, died for those unfeeling, morally indifferent, utterly unappreciative Assembly members. 

Put aside that these particular veterans were all combat veterans, men and women who stood up, trained and deployed to protect the personal freedom and democratic way of life lived, enjoyed and made much of by these New York Assembly Democrats.

The indulgence of illegality (promotion and underwriting of illegal immigration) for political gain is hard enough to bear, especially set beside the idea that children of those who died for these Assembly members do not count as much as children who stole into the country, and whose parents did nothing to protect the rest of us.

The most profound irony is embodied in a New York-centric question:  Why did these veterans end up in combat, in the first place?  Why do these children of combat veterans have no parent or parents?  Answer:  Due to events that began on 9-11 – where was the largest loss of life occurred in New York.

What is wrong with these New York Assembly Democrats?  They are left of leftist parties in other countries, apparently – ready to sell out their living protectors and defenders, combat veterans now at rest in graves from Arlington to Albany, and the defenseless children of those combat veterans – who gave all for them. 

The level of self-indulgence, absence of personal and national awareness, lack of moral appreciation for those who gave all, and self-satisfied saturation in their own position, amorality and abuse of power is breathtaking.  One can only hope that many of these anti-veteran, anti-children, and objectively anti-appreciative holders of public office, power and money will soon be turned out.

But then again, who should be surprised?  If these misguided, morally bereft legislators are content to legalize killing fully-formed children as they approach the birth canal, seeing nothing wrong with this act; if they celebrate such moral abominations as good policy, smiling and toasting that accomplishment; who should be surprised when they turn their backs on children of veterans – even combat veterans who rose to defend them after 9-11, and now have no parent as a result? 

If this is the direction of the National Democratic Party, may they swiftly go the way of those erstwhile Whigs, Know-Nothings, and the Communist Party, as they are wildly out-of-sync with American common sense, moral values and love of country. 

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Frank S.

As a retired 32 year military veteran, and a participant of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), I’m shocked that these politicians can get up in the morning and look at themselves in the mirror. It’s hard to respond to such evil, yes, evil politicians. They know that the vast majority of their constituents fall into several categories. 1) They are too busy living their lives to care about what going on around them. 2) They ONLY get their information from the main stream media and therefore will never hear about this travesty…they are in a media “bubble”. 3) They truly do not love this country and have little appreciation of how special we are, at least not in the way Conservatives do. What a shame!

Arthur S.

Remember, in 2020, we must vote out all these evil dems! Our survival depends on it.


As a veteran, this doesn’t surprise me. These liberals are the same ones who spread lies about Vietnam vets and spit at us when we returned.

Frances O'Toole

I cannot believe how legislators that we elect are all about those who come to our country illegally. Giving more freebies to them and ignoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice is beyond understanding. Trying to buy votes to stay in power is the only answer I can come up with. Despicable!

Joy Bostian

Democrats have the wrong idea about whom they support. They are starting to piss people off and hopefully, they will lose their “fan base.”


Any legislator who places ILLEGAL immigrants above LEGAL immigrants and US Citizens should be charged with treason! Any legislator who votes or voted for late term abortions right up to (and apparently in some cases beyond) birth should be charged with being an accomplice to premeditated murder!

Kenneth W Loach

Democrats just trying to buy votes. Hoping all illegals will be giving amnesty and become democratic voters.

R Jeannotte

I joined the military in 1969 from NY. One of the few states that did not fund a veteran’s benefit. One of the few states that taxed income earned in a combat zone. One of the few that offered nothing to veteran’s. Now why would anything be different. Young people should move their tax domicile to another state before enlisting.
I’m thinking that maybe we should split all future caravans and put them on the road to NY and Cali, cut off federal funding of any program for those states and put the wall around them instead.

Pete from St Pete

I try hard to understand points of view that that differ with mine, but this one absolutely stumps me.

Stephen Russell

Time to pull up stakes & leaveNY just as bad as CA.
All NY vets should rally on issue alone.
Petitions,protests, NewsMax coverage, Huckabee on TBN, etc.
& they wonder why stats is losing money,
Policies like this.

Robert Klein

The actions of the NY legislature display yet another example of a disgusting disregard of the American citizen in deference to the illegal alien. The DEMS blocked a college aid bill that was designed to support the children of deceased or disabled military, a vicious act of bias and animus…yet authorized $27 million to cover college costs for young illegal aliens. This is insanity and reveals the shattering of our moral compass, a deterioration in the respect for our flag and those military families enduring sacrifice, and a troubling deviation from the standard of what is good

Big Al

Looks more like reparations for all. Looks like trying to provoke a civil war that will inevitably be lost and result in Mouse Than Roared postwar relief. The left is looking to turn fantasy into reality with their Orwellian and Mad Max shenanigans. .


If California, Washington, and Oregon would fall into the Pacific, and New York, New Jersey and Conn. would get sucked into the Atlantic the USA would be a long way down the road to being normal again !!

Irv C

Disgusts me. Trump 2020


Democrats are stone dead. No morals, no conscience, no compassion, no empathy, no feelings. Misguided automans who believe the State is the ultimate. To them the State is the only entity to be worshipped and glorified. Woe be unto them when The Judgment Day comes.

Consultant In Actions

Why should we not act, as Americans, to defend those who are left behind, after their Parents went off to War, Ordered by those that Run Our Country? Keeping in Mind, the Mayor of New York, is not only a Socialist, but a Borderline Communist. Who by the way, has Prospered, while in office, as has his Wife. His Wife, being another Corrupt connected Political Neophyte and Money Grabber, that deprives New Yorkers of what is rightfully theirs. How has he done this; He’s been a constant attacker of Law Enforcement, and his Opportunistic Marriage to a Minority, is nothing more than another Ploy. Watch De Blasio, (Not his Given Name) as he advances his Finances, and his Political Career. By the way, De Blasio’s always advanced, on the backs of others. He appeals to Minorities, as have other Socialist Democrats, because they’re always the Part of Exploiting Minorities, with… Read more »


These people make me sick !! The only reason that makes any sense is they are buying votes ! Trying to make sure they can implement more of their socialist ideas!!! GOD is watching folks! They need to get on their knees and ask GOD for forgiveness! And remember why they and their families enjoy all the a FREEDOMS they have !!! It is because of the selflessness of our men and women fighting for our right to be FREE! May GOD Bless America!!

Paul E Mlynar

As a former, born & raised, New Yorker, I am disgusted by what the Democrats have done to what is one of the most beautiful states in the union.


the great thing politicians have going for them is a lot of people don’t bother to vote, (look at the number of votes some are elected with), and good. capable people don’t run because they will be trashed (Kavanaugh).

Dalya K. Horowitz

Completely disgusted – it defies reason and logic.