Mayor de Blasio’s totalitarian statue commission, also known in official parlance as the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, held a public hearing today at Queens Borough Hall, addressing the city’s statues and monuments which he called “symbols of hate” including the iconic Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle. A few Queens Village Republican Club members and friends were there to testify and some of their testimonies made the pages of the New York Times and other media outlets.
“This is a country built on freedom and democracy, not bureaucrats telling us what is correct and what is not correct,” said Gerald Mattacotta, a 72-year-old teacher at Queensboro Community College.
Philip Orenstein, the president of the Queens Village Republican Club, questioned whether tearing down statues would start a domino effect of removing names from history books and curriculum. “To tear down our statues is just plain wrong,” he said.
President’s Message Dec 2017
By Phil Orenstein
This is a post-election message to look into the results, and more importantly to thank each of you for your courage, faith, and hope for a brighter future in America for our children and the next generation.
We campaigned and fought a valiant battle to wake up people from their apathy and ignorance. We united together for a great cause: the fundamental right in America for “we the people” to have our voices heard, to exercise our right to vote, and elect genuine capable leaders to represent us in our city government. We campaigned hard and should be proud of our efforts. We fought so that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” recalling the words of our first Republican and one of our greatest American presidents, Abraham Lincoln.
Republicans: Don’t Hide the “R”!
By Rabbi Menashe Bovit
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
I’m sure many of us are smarting in pain following the results of the recent election here in NYC and our Borough of Queens.
We not only saw the reelection of a disastrous, destructive, Marxist, abortion on demand, Sharia enabling, illegal immigrant and criminal welcoming mayor who ran without legitimate opposition, but also saw our own Joe Concannon nobly work tirelessly day and night, staying on top of every and any local issue, with real solutions to community problems to only lose an election by a two to one margin.
There was an election tactic employed by the Republicans in which the candidates would run under a number of slates so that the “R” wouldn’t turn off voters who then would supposedly vote for the candidate and pretend that he or she wasn’t a Republican.