Revolt Over Tyranny:

by Nancy Muldoon

There is a new online business here in Saratoga County and it is called Revolt Over Tyranny. It is run by a husband and wife team out of Stillwater, New York. I am always happy to support fellow Patriots and I hope you will support them also. You can use the promocode below for a 20% discount. REVOLT OVER TYRANNY.

I would love to know the moment you were done with woke culture.

We have been done with woke culture for a while now. It was a slow process of waking up to the hypocrisy of it all. One day specifically I can recall where those around me started to have a conversation laying into those who chose not to be vaccinated. They said that people who are unvaccinated ¨don’t know how to read science” and are ”ignorant”. It was hateful. The next hour that same group of people were saying how they wanted their spaces to be a safe place for people to express themselves. That was when I mumbled under my breath for the last time “as long as it fits into your narrative¨. That was it for me. From that point I was done mumbling and not saying anything. I could no longer be neutral, especially when the policies that are dictated by woke culture started to impact my life.  

What inspired you to begin your own start up?

 I was fired from my job teaching Spanish for refusing to provide my proof of vaccination or submit to a weekly PCR test to prove my health in order to work. This invasive and discriminatory protocol completely disregards the sanctity of one’s private medical information and has been thrust upon the public from the state and everyone is simply expected to comply. I will not.

This is merely another notch on an ever-growing list of coercive measures, forcing ‘we the people’ into giving up more and more of our individual liberties. The logic is flawed and questionable – the timing of testing is arbitrary, the results proven highly inaccurate. The protocol dismisses vaccinated staff from testing despite still being able to transmit and spread the virus, and fails to consider natural immunity.

If the testing requirement was truly about health and safety, then all staff should need to be tested, daily (with immediate results), that is assuming that the PCR test is even accurate. Following through with my decision to swim against the current, I presented my stance at the School’s Board of Education Meeting on Thursday October 7th, where the subject of my termination was on the docket. My speaking did nothing to sway the board from altering their course, and my firing was confirmed. I knew it would be. I knew the outcome of my stand and knew that my leading by example would be a greater victory than any compromise ever could.  

And so here I am a fully qualified teacher, with a Master’s Degree and a professional teaching certificate in foreign language who was no different on 9/26 than she was on 9/27 when this testing program started at the school, not able to teach because I am being ‘punished’ for not wanting to play along and brush my common sense, freedoms, and integrity aside. Revolt Over Tyranny is a way to supplement the lost income and get our message out there.   

 When did you officially launch your business?  

We officially launched on November 12th.  

We are from Stillwater NY. We live in Stillwater and that’s where we have our business.   All I ever wanted to do is teach since I was little. My Spanish teacher in high school inspired me. I always tell my students to ¨Think enough of yourself to think for yourself¨ and I feel I demonstrated that to them by standing up. Rarely will someone actually follow through and teach through actions.

Standing up was the most important lesson I ever taught in my life. In the end, what hurts the most is that the students and our future generations are the ones that will bear the consequences of today’s contentions, as once we lose our freedoms, it can be very difficult to get them back.

Best of luck to you and your new business.

I encourage my readers to patronize rotapparel.com and you can use the promo code citizennancy for a 20% discount. Please buy local and give yourself the gift of freedom this holiday season. Revolt Over Tyranny and go to rotapparel.com

Interview with Dillon Moran:

Candidate for Accounts Commissioner:

  • You ran for DPW a few years ago, why the switch to run for Accounts Commish?

  • Last election cycle, the DPW position was the only spot not occupied by a democratic incumbent.  As a chemical engineer with extensive experience in water, waste water and infrastructure it is a position that I am completely comfortable with.  This cycle, with John Franck not running for another term, I feel that the Commissioner of Accounts position is one that is a better fit for my skills, knowledge and life experience.

    If elected will you or your office have the ability to provide direct deposit to city employees? 
  • To the best of my understanding, the Commissioner of Finance releases all funds for city expenditure. Im not sure why we wouldn’t do direct deposit, it’s something I’ve had access to my entire professional career.

    When you think about City Hall, what needs changing or improving? 
  • I think it’s pretty obvious that the current council has not worked well together as it seems every council meeting turns into a screaming match. It’s embarrassing to watch and is a terrible reflection on our community.  We need to act professionally and respectfully toward each other and in particular, the citizens who seek to address their government with issues and concerns.

  • What is the petition signature issue you are having with your opponent Samantha Guerra? 
  • I am not having an “issue” with Ms. Guerra, a significant amount of false signatures were turned into the Board of Elections with the GOP “United Saratoga” independent ballot petition. This issue was brought to the attention of the BoE and the GOP Candidates themselves in May.  When they did not remedy the situation, it became a criminal matter that is now under investigation by several state agencies including the SSPD and NYS Troopers.  The integrity of our election process is one of the most important aspects of a functioning democracy and is not one where there is any room for fraud or illegality.

  • How do you think it will be resolved? 
  • The legal advice that we sought out indicated that there are numerous Class D Felonies associated with the actions that appear to have been committed by Ms Guerra.

  • What are your concerns for city of Saratoga Springs?
  •  We are an incredible community with so many positive things going for us as we move forward in a post Covid world. That said, we need to have the ability to recognize that not everything is working well.  We have an affordable housing issue that is having a major impact on our tourism based economy.  If people cannot afford to live here, they likely will not be available within our talent pool.  Beyond that issue, we have an aging water infrastructure that needs to be addressed. Should I be fortunate enough to join the council, I will be working directly with Congressman Tonko to make sure that Saratoga Springs is the recipient of Federal Infrastructure investment dollars.

  • How will your office move Saratoga Springs forward?  
  •  I will be focused on 3 specific areas: Supporting Homeowners with stable assessments, Supporting our Small Businesses with extended outdoor dining and modernized access to the Accounts Dept, and the future of our city with a focus on fixing long ignored infrastructure issues

Curtis Sliwa: Candidate for NYC Mayor:

by Nancy Muldoon

When Curtis Sliwa founded the Guardian Angels in 1979, New York City was a cesspool of crime, drugs, murder and mayhem. The City was nearly bankrupt and its longtime residents were leaving in record numbers. Even hardened New Yorkers were disgusted by what the Big Apple had become, rotten.

Sliwa, born and raised in Brooklyn is working class hero who began a recycling program in the 1960’s long before it was trendy. When the Guardian Angels first began, the NYPD treated the Angels with overt hostility. They had a contentious relationship with one another for decades. Curtis was arrested 76 times as he and his crew fought to curb the utter lawlessness on the streets and subways. Sliwa describes the police of 1970’s and 80’s, ‘they were like a para-military group.’

The animosity between the Guardian Angels came to an abrupt halt in 1993 when Rudy Guliani became Mayor of NYC. Guliani issued an operational order to the New York Police Department to ‘stop, cease and desist’ Guliani’s directive was, ” I want you working with the Guardian Angels, they’ve helped our city. The harassment has to stop. ” And it did.” said Sliwa.

Sliwa intends on hiring another three thousand police officers. When I asked him about how this will be funded he said that New York University, Madison Square Garden and Columbia University do not pay property taxes. He intends on making them pay. New York University has a four billion dollar endowment and Columbia University has an eleven billion endowment.

“The obvious beneficiaries will be its students, employees and the citizens of New York.” said Sliwa. New York City currently has thirty four thousand officers. de Blasio, has defunded the police by a billion dollars and even cancelled two cadet classes that would have put more officers on the streets. There are usually 38K officers employed with the NYPD.

Another casualty of the NYPD defunding was the elimination of the Peddlers Unit so anyone can set up shop anytime and anywhere in the city and sell knock off bags and other merchandise with impunity.

Sliwa vows to end this if elected. Many New Yorkers have been critical of this idea as street vendors have always been an integral part of the New York experience, not just for tourists but for many city residents also. “It’s a drain for those who have legal businesses who have been trying to resuscitate the city.” said Sliwa. Vendors do not pay taxes and often sell illegal merchandise which is a crime. “It’s a federal crime, there has to be arrests, seizures and prosecution. It’s counter productive to stores that are legitimately in business. We can’t allow it.” said Sliwa.

Sliwa’s opponent, Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD officer Eric Adams claim to fame is surviving diabetes. Sliwa has survived far more. He is pure grit. He’s had his jaw broken, a tooth knocked out, has been stabbed and even shot multiple times in a murder attempt ordered by Gambino crime family member John Gotti in June of 1992.

I asked Sliwa if he ever made peace with Gotti who died of throat cancer in prison in 2002. His response was, “Never. Never. One of the best days of my life was when I was informed he had died and he died a horrible death.” I danced the Tarantella. (Italian folk dance)

Sliwa is a self-described tough guy, populist and still rides the NYC subway and says that will not change if he is elected Mayor. “The Subway is the best focus group. You get on the subway and people approach you, you hear the good, the bad and the ugly. It is a litmus test for things that are going right, which officials want to hear, they want to hear good news bears, You’re gonna hear mostly from bad news bears because they ride buses and the subway. But the Politicians are not forced to use the same transportation that they make decisions about.” said Sliwa.

On Voter I.D.: “It’s ironic now if I want to go to a restaurant I have to show a vaccine passport.” Sliwa says he has been vaccinated twice. “And then I supplement it with a legal I.D. But if I go to vote I don’t have to show anything. How ludacris that is. To vote you just put a signature in. That is no way to authenticate someone who they claim to be. But this whole mandate thing proves that when they [Government] wants to demand legal I.D. they do. But when they want people to vote who maybe shouldn’t be voting there is no requirement of I.D.”

Of all the boroughs I ask which one is plagued with the most problems. Curtis claims that the Bronx has this distinction. “Its’ been this way since I started the Guardian Angels. Even the hipsters and the millenials are not starting out in the Bronx. They’ve moved into Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan. I think the Bronx is out of sight out of mind. The politics of the Bronx is not strong. The Bronx is the Rodney Dangerfield of the five boroughs. It gets no Respect.”

In spite of the Bronx getting no respect, Sliwa says the Bronx is his favorite borough because that is where the Guardian Angels were founded. “Without the Bronx I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Curtis Sliwa is on the campaign trail throughout the city seven days a week. His opponent Eric Adams does not seem to be campaigning at all. Curtis walks around the subway with an empty milk carton with Adams’ image on it and asks subway riders, “Have you seen this man?”

I ask Curtis what he does to relax. He listens to EDM, electronic dance music which he says is a ‘mood elevator”. His favorite film is On The Water Front and Marlon Brando’s character Terry Malloy is something that Curtis himself can relate to. “That is how I live my life.”

As for sleeping, he claims to get 3-4 hours of sleep a night. “I believe there will be plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead.”

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Interview With Robin Dalton: Candidate For Mayor of Saratoga Springs

Why are you running for Mayor?


I am running for Mayor because I believe we need someone who knows firsthand the
challenges the city is facing now and to use my experience leading the pandemic
response and work on fire EMS station No. 3 to lead the council through the end of the
pandemic and ensure the completion of important projects. I believe we are one city, with
one future, and know from listening to our community that Saratoga is ready to elect
candidates that are not sponsored by political parties but powered by the people. We
need to bring back common sense decision-making to politics, civility, and building
consensus versus giving in to a culture of outrage.


What do you hope to accomplish as Mayor you were not able to do as Public Safety
Commissioner?


The Saratoga Springs charter provides each commissioner with certain powers and
certain jurisdiction over various city departments. As Mayor I will go to work providing
consistent, reliable, and accessible channels of communication to and from city hall,
making it easier for citizens to access essential services, and maximizing the impact of
non-profit funding by working together with organizations in our area. I want to
strengthen and increase our recreation programming, I also want to develop more
comprehensive transportation systems throughout the city in conjunction with CDTA.
There is much to what I hope to accomplish and more information can be found at
http://www.onecityonefuture.com


You got handed a lot of problems no one could foresee, COVID, lockdowns, masks and the
wars about them, and protests regarding the lives of black people. What would you do differently if you could turn the clock back?


As the Public Safety Commissioner during my term, I have had to confront many issues
but this is the responsibility of a public servant, and I take that responsibility very
seriously. I lead the COVID-19 pandemic in this city through extraordinary outreach,
communication and legislation. I am proud of our response and proud that public health
and safety was always held above politics. Social justice is an issue that is multi-faceted
and requires unique solutions. If I could turn back the clock I would work harder to
encourage my other council members and the Mayor to help lead on the issues of social
justice, to be more involved, and to allow for more public comment, not less.


Since you are the first female Public Safety Commissioner, have you considered mentoring any young women in Saratoga who aspire to hold public office?


Yes, encouraging and mentoring women who seek a career in public service is deeply
important to me. I hope to potentially create a program in the mayor’s office for all
younger citizens passionate about public service.


I know you are a big believer in volunteering, do you still or do you not have time?


I always help out when I can, and I’m still involved in several organizations like Saratoga
Sponsor a Scholar, where I sit on the board. I think when you’re in elected office you
have to be very careful about fundraising, so I have disengaged from any direct
fundraising activities until I am out of office.


What other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?


I love to cook, write, golf, catch up with my friends, hang out with my awesome husband
and play and watch a lot of football with my kids.


You have been open to the idea of meeting with people in the community, even those you don’t agree with, do you still?


I have never turned down a meeting.
I am always here to answer questions, listen to concerns, and talk through problems
regardless of who you are or what you believe in.


What is the worst thing about being an elected official in a small city?


Sometimes it’s hard to work in the same small town in which you live. I always try to
remind myself that we are community members first, friends, parents, and neighbors –
politics comes second.


What are your thoughts on vaccine mandates?


I believe Saratoga Springs must follow the direction of the State government. Any private
business or entity that seeks to impose a mandate should have every right to do so, and I
encourage all our residents to get vaccinated. The city must thoroughly review any
potential legal impact on imposing our own vaccine mandate and seek guidance from the
state.


Can you answer the age-old question, Can a woman really have it all?


That definitely depends on how you define ‘All’. Unfortunately still in today’s world, she
has to work twice as hard and be twice as judged on her way to success. I will say
finding a work/life balance is something I’ve kind of thrown out the window, if anyone
knows how to do that well with four kids, this job and in politics, call me up 🙂


If you were still living in NYC, who would you be voting for Mayor?


I would most likely cast my ballot for Eric Adams but I am focused on Saratoga Springs. I
do miss Mayor Bloomberg and I’m also really interested in ranked-choice voting and how
it will work in this year‘s elections in New York City.


Curtis Sliwa: Candidate for NYC Mayor:

by Nancy Muldoon

When Curtis Sliwa founded the Guardian Angels in 1977, New York City was a cesspool of crime, drugs, murder and mayhem. The City was nearly bankrupt and its longtime residents were leaving in record numbers. Even hardened New Yorkers were disgusted by what the Big Apple had become, rotten.

Sliwa, born and raised in Brooklyn is working class hero who began a recycling program in the 1960’s long before it was trendy. When the Guardian Angels first began, the NYPD treated the Angels with overt hostility. They had a contentious relationship with one another for decades. Curtis was arrested 76 times as he and his crew fought to curb the utter lawlessness on the streets and subways. Sliwa describes the police of 1970’s and 80’s, ‘they were like a para-military group.’

The animosity between the Guardian Angels came to an abrupt halt in 1993 when Rudy Guliani became Mayor of NYC. Guliani issued an operational order to the New York Police Department to ‘stop, cease and desist’ Guliani’s directive was, ” I want you working with the Guardian Angels, they’ve helped our city. The harassment has to stop. ” And it did.” said Sliwa.

Sliwa intends on hiring another three thousand police officers. When I asked him about how this will be funded he said that New York University, Madison Square Garden and Columbia University do not pay property taxes. He intends on making them pay. New York University has a four billion dollar endowment and Columbia University has an eleven billion endowment.

“The obvious beneficiaries will be its students, employees and the citizens of New York.” said Sliwa. New York City currently has thirty four thousand officers. de Blasio, has defunded the police by a billion dollars and even cancelled two cadet classes that would have put more officers on the streets. There are usually 38K officers employed with the NYPD.

Another casualty of the NYPD defunding was the elimination of the Peddlers Unit so anyone can set up shop anytime and anywhere in the city and sell knock off bags and other merchandise with impunity.

Sliwa vows to end this if elected. Many New Yorkers have been critical of this idea as street vendors have always been an integral part of the New York experience, not just for tourists but for many city residents also. “It’s a drain for those who have legal businesses who have been trying to resuscitate the city.” said Sliwa. Vendors do not pay taxes and often sell illegal merchandise which is a crime. “It’s a federal crime, there has to be arrests, seizures and prosecution. It’s counter productive to stores that are legitimately in business. We can’t allow it.” said Sliwa.

Sliwa’s opponent, Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD officer Eric Adams claim to fame is surviving diabetes. Sliwa has survived far more. He is pure grit. He’s had his jaw broken, a tooth knocked out, has been stabbed and even shot multiple times in a murder attempt ordered by Gambino crime family member John Gotti in June of 1992.

I asked Sliwa if he ever made peace with Gotti who died of throat cancer in prison in 2002. His response was, “Never. Never. One of the best days of my life was when I was informed he had died and he died a horrible death.” I danced the Tarantella. (Italian folk dance)

Sliwa is a self-described tough guy, populist and still rides the NYC subway and says that will not change if he is elected Mayor. “The Subway is the best focus group. You get on the subway and people approach you, you hear the good, the bad and the ugly. It is a litmus test for things that are going right, which officials want to hear, they want to hear good news bears, You’re gonna hear mostly from bad news bears because they ride buses and the subway. But the Politicians are not forced to use the same transportation that they make decisions about.” said Sliwa.

On Voter I.D.: “It’s ironic now if I want to go to a restaurant I have to show a vaccine passport.” Sliwa says he has been vaccinated twice. “And then I supplement it with a legal I.D. But if I go to vote I don’t have to show anything. How ludacris that is. To vote you just put a signature in. That is no way to authenticate someone who they claim to be. But this whole mandate thing proves that when they [Government] wants to demand legal I.D. they do. But when they want people to vote who maybe shouldn’t be voting there is no requirement of I.D.”

Of all the boroughs I ask which one is plagued with the most problems. Curtis claims that the Bronx has this distinction. “Its’ been this way since I started the Guardian Angels. Even the hipsters and the millenials are not starting out in the Bronx. They’ve moved into Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan. I think the Bronx is out of sight out of mind. The politics of the Bronx is not strong. The Bronx is the Rodney Dangerfield of the five boroughs. It gets no Respect.”

In spite of the Bronx getting no respect, Sliwa says the Bronx is his favorite borough because that is where the Guardian Angels were founded. “Without the Bronx I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Curtis Sliwa is on the campaign trail throughout the city seven days a week. His opponent Eric Adams does not seem to be campaigning at all. Curtis walks around the subway with an empty milk carton with Adams’ image on it and asks subway riders, “Have you seen this man?”

I ask Curtis what he does to relax. He listens to EDM, electronic dance music which he says is a ‘mood elevator”. His favorite film is On The Water Front and Marlon Brando’s character Terry Malloy is something that Curtis himself can relate to. “That is how I live my life.”

As for sleeping, he claims to get 3-4 hours of sleep a night. “I believe there will be plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead.”

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Interview With Samantha Guerra:

Candidate for Accounts Commissioner:

by Nancy Muldoon

What inspired you to run for public office? 

“My children and our community inspired me to run for office. I want to bring the community together and give back to the community that did so much for myself and my children” 

Did you grow up in Saratoga Springs?

“I have lived in Saratoga Springs for a decade now! (Wow that makes me sound old) I moved out on my own at 16 and got my first apartment right on White Street by the track.” 

Do you come from a political family? 

“My father was very vocal about his political beliefs growing up, my mother has always disliked politics. Most of what I have learned has been from studying it on my own.”

What is your professional background? 

“I have an extensive management background. I managed Dunkin Donuts for about 10 years” 

What is the problem with the petitions your opponent questioned and has it been resolved?

My opponent has been known for spewing lies during his multiple unsuccessful runs for city council. I refuse to stoop to his tactics and false accusations.

What are your favorite things about living in Saratoga Springs?

“Oh gosh there are so many things, but most importantly is the people here, the parks, the schools, the small town city vibe, the fantastic restaurants.”

Saratoga politics is often combative and petty. How will you handle yourself if elected?

(Well it’s a good thing I’m not a politician! Lol) I am doing this as a member of the community wanting to bring the community together and make a difference for the better. I have a strong stance on continuing to be myself and not get caught up in the combative pettiness.” 

Do you volunteer? 

“I love volunteering but lately I haven’t had much time. I love volunteering with my church, at the school and PTO. I do a lot of community services with my daughters Girl Scout troop.”  

I know you have said that you are a survivor of domestic abuse. How did you overcome that and what advise would you give to other women regarding this issue?“

As a survivor of domestic violence you can never truly overcome it fully. I have worked so hard getting my voice back and striving to be a better person everyday. I have come so far but know I can go even further. My advice to anyone dealing with domestic violence is know you are not alone and no matter what anyone says you can get back on your feet you are not stuck in any relationship. There are so many great services in Saratoga Springs and NYS to help and never loose faith in god, always have Grace.” 

Welcome to The New York Citizen:

Welcome my fellow New Yorkers to the New York Citizen. My name is Nancy Muldoon. I have written for many publications over the years and now I have my own. It is my hope that the New York Citizen will be a place where factual information and informed opinion will flourish. This is neither a Republican or Democratic publication. I have grown tired of hyper-partisan politics. We have a lot of work to do if we intend on having New York be regarded as the Empire State once more. It hasn’t been the Empire anything in a long time. Please join me in saving the State of New York.