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Yes, Virginia, There is an Albany

Yes, Virginia, Albany rules....

Dear Editor-

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Albany to help us.

My papa says, “If you see it in The Reporter, it's so.”

Please tell me the truth, is Albany going to help us?

Virginia O’Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. In this great universe of ours, a person from Niagara Falls is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world of wisdom of politicians from Albany who stand ready to govern him.

Albany exists as certainly as self interest, corruption and campaign contributors exist.

Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Albany! It would be as dreary as if there were no dunces in Niagara Falls.

Not believe in Albany! You might as well not believe in fairies.

Nobody sees the good things Albany politicians do, except what they do for themselves. But that is no sign that there is no good Albany does.

Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle or the inside of Sheldon Silver's office and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest liberal mayor or most leftist nanny state governor nor even the united strength of all the selfish liberal Manhattan state assemblyman that ever lived could tear apart.

No Albany to help us! Thank God! Albany lives and lives forever.

Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders of the governance of Albany - like Niagara Falls having the most famous waterfalls in the world and being governed so that the city is broke.

A thousand years from now, Virginia, Albany will continue to tax the living hell out of us and make a place that should be a wonder of the world anywhere else, impoverished, and, destitute.

Yes, Virginia, there is an Albany.



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Dec 17, 2013