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“While we had in­tended to give the city’s new ad­min­is­tra­tion a proper hon­ey­moon, the un­nec­es­sary mean­ness of its inau­gu­ra­tion re­quires a re­sponse,” says Ed Cox, chair­man of the Repub­li­can Party of New York.

“The new mayor has un­leashed a new pol­i­tics of envy that en­cour­ages metaphors of our great and hu­mane city as a ‘plan­ta­tion’ at his inau­gu­ra­tion,” Mr. Cox ob­serves. “Bill de Bla­sio was elected with only 17.5 per­cent of the City’s vot­ers and needs to firmly re­nounce such talk and call for the unity that he needs to man­age our great and di­verse city.”

Mr. Cox refers to the in­vo­ca­tion dur­ing the cer­e­mony, in­ci­den­tally. “Let the plan­ta­tion called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill, a light shin­ing in dark­ness… sound forth the trum­pets of heaven pro­claim­ing a new Eman­ci­pa­tion Procla­ma­tion in New York City,” Rev. Fred Lu­cas Jr., a Brook­lyn min­is­ter, told the crowd.

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