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About That Travel Ban

No, not that one.

This one. The one you probably have never heard of because it involves Andrew Cuomo’s (D-ipshit, NY) ban on state-sponsored travel to North Carolina because that state passed a law last year requiring transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they were born.

A University at Buffalo pharmacy student is appealing the governor’s travel ban to North Carolina because she says it affects her ability to do rotations there.
This student hasn’t gotten any response from the governor’s office despite three months of calls, letters, and faxes to appeal her case, so Christine Piccione finally reached out 2 On Your Side as a plea for help.
Piccione is a third year pharmacy student at UB, and one of the final things these students need to do are rotations for hands-on practice.

So, this virtue signaling retard has joined celebutards and other assorted, frothing trash by trying to punish North Carolina for a bathroom law (that I have always disagreed with due to government overreach issues) he felt was discriminatory against transgender people.

Did he ban official government travel to Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is punishable by law? No. How about Iran? Can New Yorkers still travel there? Yes.

You mean, he only banned travel to a single state in the union – a state that saw it fit to dictate who uses what bathroom in a public building?

Hypocrite.

All that said, who really loses in this scenario?

Piccione was funding her trip herself – with her own money. She has been prevented by the state from studying where she believed was best for her own education, since UNC Chapel Hill is widely regarded as having one of the best – of not the best – pharmacy program in country, and certain laws in NC would allow her to do more than here in New York, according to the report.

“I definitely think it does put me at a disadvantage. I’m going to be competing against the top students in the country for jobs, and I just don’t think it’s fair that I don’t get that opportunity when we can travel anywhere else in the country, anywhere else in the world even, and I can’t travel to one state in my own country,” said Piccione.

And yes, this travel ban infringes on this student’s rights. It inserts government into her personal education decisions. It puts an unnecessary hardship on her, forcing her to waste time and resources trying to resolve the issue, which really just comes down to wanting to study her chosen profession in what is ostensibly the best pharmacy program in the country.

And the state – the ever mighty, overreaching state – has decided in all its wisdom that Piccione cannot spend her own money to study in North Carolina, because Cuomo disagrees with a law there. A student is prevented from studying at the university of her choice, because Cuomo doesn’t like that state’s law.

And let’s be clear – right now that’s all it is: Cuomo’s opinion.

The trial over this law has been postponed until the Supreme Court decides whether the Obama administration’s interpretation of federal civil rights law, that transgender students are protected under Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs, is correct. That case will be heard next month, according to press. So until that issue is decided in the nation’s courts, Cuomo is preventing a student from traveling to North Carolina to study at a highly regarded educational program, because Cuomo has an opinion.

christine-piccioneWhy is no one protesting that a U.S. citizen’s right to fund her own education and travel where she sees appropriate for her career choice has been violated?

I mean, we’re seeing snortastically ignorant nationwide boycotts in support of people who violated the law by coming here illegally – or staying here illegally. But no one is protesting the ever-intrusive state preventing a student from traveling within her own country – on her own dime. Why is that?

I guess a “privileged” blonde, white girl doesn’t elicit the same kind of sanctimonious outrage as oppressed “people of color.”

And by the way – I remember a place where you had to have government permission to travel for work or study. It was called the USSR.

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17 responses

  1. I’d just go and tell anyone who tried to stop me to read the Constitution. If they tried to stop me, I would sue, and be willing to take it to the Supremes.

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  2. Yep – the left justs absolutely sucks! They think they are right – and have to force their way on others – because they are NOT right. I hope some civil libertarians sue the sh!t outta’ Cuomo

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  3. Does Cuomo try to ban all airline flights from NY to NC…??? Would LOVE to see him go up against a few airline CEO’s with deeper pockets that he has……

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  4. Is this young lady on a grant or scholarship program? That wasn’t clear.
    If the NY ban says ‘state-sponsored’ and she’s spending her own money to do this, they are out of line. She should go anyway, do the rotations, tell the state and Cuomo the Stumpsucker that he can go pound sand up his ass sideways. I’m sure that getting a job after attending this program is more important than anything else, anyway, and yeah, I agree with Gina Marie: sue the shit out of them, and transfer to the other school.

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    1. It’s part of her school’s program.

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  5. I’m not sure I understand how the NY travel ban (which is supposedly on state-funded travel) can affect someone if she is paying her own way there. I mean, even if they blocked direct flights, how do you stop someone driving there?

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    1. I’m going to answer my own question here, because I saw the answer in response to someone else somewhere else:

      The issue is that it’s not merely the trip to North Carolina, but the fact that it’s part of her New York-based University’s program, and she would still be enrolled there while doing the rotation at the NC program. So it’s not so much that she’s not allowed to travel there, it’s that she can’t do the program rotation there while enrolled in that school.

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    2. Or state sponsored. She goes to a state school. The program is her state program. Even if she goes anyway, she’s not going to get credit for it.

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  6. And the bathroom law isn’t going to stop Caitlyn Jenner or a dolled up RuPaul from using the ladies room. I seriously anyone is going to check under the hood, so to speak. It will keep the Roman Polanskis out, however.

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  7. Did guys like Cuomo not read the election results of 2010, 2012, 2014 and especially 2016? Does he not realize that some cultural things like this cause a backlash that is reflected in the voting booth. Imagine, some father doesn’t want a 38 year old man who CLAIMS he’s “different” to follow his 7 year old daughter into the Ladies Room. And people like Cuomo think there’s something wrong with the father.

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    1. Dunno Chazz..but a little research will show you how much Solid Blue votes come from NYC to keep guys like him in office. And does ANYONE in The Big Apple actually think for themselves?

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      1. Sad thing is those who live in NYC pretty much decide who gets elected for the entire state. The rest of the state is red, but NYC always decides in the end. We really need an electoral college for state governments.

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  8. The Rabid Left continues to violate The First Law of Holes.

    [Shhhh! Don’t tell them.]

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    1. Get them a Bagger 288

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    2. Yeah, you’re right, the first law of holes is that rabid leftists digging them should have the hole filled in with concrete (without letting them out of the hole), yet this doesn’t happen.

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  9. It would seem that guys like Cuomo are more concerned about positioning for the next presidential election than any poor college kid and her pissy rights. It seems like there is a huge void in the leadership of the Democrats right now, and there is a lot of musical chairs going on for the top spot. Or the bottom spot, depending on how you read it. No matter how you look at it, one thing is for sure, the leftists could not give a good damn about anybodies rights, no matter how much they scream about them. All they care about is getting back in power so that they can figure out how to keep themselves in power for the next few decades. There will be no soul searching from them, ever. It is all the rights fault, don’t you know.

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  10. As a conservative New Yorker, i’ve hit my limit with the crap they keep throwing at us a long time ago. With the laws, taxes, snow, and the GOVERNOR saying that people who disagree with him aren’t welcome in the state, i’ve had it. First chance i get i’m leaving, and never returning.

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