I understand Senator Nozzolio wasn't aware of the connections between cigarettes, New York State Indian reservations and funding terrorist activities.
Maybe he's afraid of being attacked by the tribes like Assemblyman Dave Townsend was when he exposed the connection. Or maybe he just didn't know. But he didn't ask. I'll be sure to supply his office with the material.
To those that heard or read my presentation at the press conference, I stated "Reservation cigarettes have funneled counterfeit name brands from China, funded terrorist groups, driven hundreds of competitors with thousands of jobs out of business and the loss of these taxes continues to drive property taxes higher."
I did not state that the tribes were fronting terrorist groups. But cigarettes from reservations have. There have been Indians and non-Indians on reservations shielded in their businesses by tribal sovereignty preventing them from being apprehended earlier than they were. They were shielded by the tribal government by restricting jurisdiction AND PRIMARILY encouraged by the State of New York by selectively enforcing the laws creating the price disparity between competitors.
So, oddly enough, our own New York State governor is supporting the terrorist groups that attacked us on 9/11 by his refusal to enforce the law. It is unfortunate that ALL our governors have been too blind to see this.
In the perspective of George Washington's time, our governor should be tried for treason by creating a situation that aids the enemy.
In today's perspective, "In accordance with the state Constitution, if the Governor refuses to do his job it would be up to the State Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings. That is THEIR job, as much as enforcing the law is the Governor's job."
Does their refusal to do so not make them complicit accomplices?