When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
After September 11th, nations from across the globe offered their generous assistance to the people of New York. And whenever our friends around the world need our assistance, New York is there.
I have tremendous admiration for everyone who enters the political arena so long as their goal is to do what they believe is right for the people of New York.
Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world - the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe.
The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom, who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
We also have a program in place for low income people. A family of four making 6,000 a year can receive medical coverage, irrespective of citizenship or what documents.
We know that when people are safe in their homes, they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter economic future for themselves and their families.
We will emerge stronger as a diverse community; the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock, new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment.
We can't just throw a switch and say Indian Point is going to be safe, we have to look long-term because it will ultimately be decommissioned and we have to work aggressively now to bring in new sources of power.
And one of the frustrating parts, but it's an inherent part of our democracy, is we have separation of powers.
We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible for investigation wide powers to defend us.
I think there are steps that can be taken that haven't been required or energy to make that fight more secure and we are going to continue to push the federal government to do that.
There is no moral equivalency between those who would kill using children, innocent civilians, children and adults, in their homes and in their places of worship, to that of a government that is seeking those terrorists before they can engage in that awful activity.
We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business.
For the first time federal, state and local bureaus of investigation are coordinating their effort, to serve as eyes and ears and protect us against further attacks.