Democrats don’t usually care too much about the law.
If they are high-profile enough, they know that they can get away with more than “regular people.”
In the arrogance, a major Democrat just admitted breaking an expensive law.
It All Started On A Family Trip As A Child
If Democrats are corrupt, an elected Democrat in New York is sure to be near the top as the most corrupt.
And that is very true for Andrew Cuomo, who is serving as the governor of New York as a Democrat.
While there are likely major crimes or at least shady situations Cuomo has been or currently is tied up in as governor of perhaps the most corrupt state in the country, what he is under fire for happened when he was a child.
But just because the crime happened when he was a child doesn’t mean that it won’t hold stiff penalties for him.
During a recent speech Cuomo spoke about a family trip he embarked on to the Adirondack Mountains in New York.
He talked about an experience he had at Saranac Lake, which is along the Adirondack Mountains, which involved an eagle.
While inside a canoe with his family, Cuomo saw an eagle fly by and glide across the water.
When it glided by their canoe, a single feather fell off, and the New York governor describes taking that feather and holding onto it until this day.
But as it turns out, what he did, and continues to do is a crime.
Because of a 1940’s law called the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, it is illegal for non-Native Americans to have bald eagle parts.
While it is unclear if there is a statute of limitations for the law, Cuomo’s spokesman has made it clear that the governor is willing to either return the feather where he found it, or donate it to U.S. Fish and Wildlife repository.
If it turns out that Cuomo is still able to be prosecuted in violation of the law, he could face $100,000 in fines or up to a year in prison.
The law is not on the books because bald eagles are endangered, but rather to give them an extra bit of protection.
These are the exact sort of laws that would be supported by Democrats obsessed with environmentalism and extreme animal protection measures.
For that reason, it can be seen as ironic, as Cuomo likely would have supported the passage of the law he violated, to begin with.
While this is all likely a misunderstanding, and a case where no harm was meant, many see it as promising that the law may be applied equally in this case.
For lawmakers, it is especially important that they are punished for the laws they have the power to create.
Being tossed a $100,000 fine or a year in jail sentence could be enough for somebody like Cuomo to understand that laws truly have consequences.
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