It is time to take back control. The state Legislature must rescind the emergency powers it granted Governor Cuomo last year. His rule by executive order has proven to be a fiasco. Already legislators are clamoring for a revocation of his mandate. Senator Robert Ort is leading the charge. He says it “would be a tremendous abdication, a continued abdication, of our responsibility as an elected branch of government. Republican or democrat, the legislature has a role to play and has not played it fully for the past, almost a year.” Amen to that. Finally our elected bodies are demanding a return to democracy. The days of King Andrew’s tyrannical rule may soon be over. We support the bipartisan effort to restore balanced government. No less than our liberties are at stake.