Speaking of New York, let’s check on the latest from the Mayor of the Big Apple. Considering his hands-on support of socialism under the Sandinista government in Nicaragua, it shouldn’t be a surprise that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is now pushing confiscation of private property as a top priority. The second term Mayor (re-elected in 2017) announced in his State of the City message his plan to create the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants, an agency that would be empowered to “seize their buildings and put them in the hands of a community nonprofit that will treat tenants with the respect they deserve.” In context, the Mayor was speaking about residential properties, but does that protect commercial investments from his “socialist impulses” as he described them in a 2017 New Yorker article? In the article, he said “Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents.” Frightening comments from an elected ‘leader’ in a democratic society!