By Frederick Bedell
The most unlikely candidate for president, President-Elect Donald J. Trump, has achieved a monumental upset against Hillary Clinton. He now has won the most powerful position in the world. And added to the fact he never ran for public office before. Yet he has done so because of his love for the America and the American people. President-Elect Donald Trump ran for the highest office in the nation because he believes America could do better for the hard working people who he believed were forgotten. Hillary Clinton lost in part because she ran against a man who had a greater vision and a dream for all Americans. Now is the time to unite America, regardless of what divides us with so many problems that need to be addressed. I believe President-Elect Donald J. Trump is the personification of his slogan which is,” Make American Great Again.” That is because he has a dream that he believes can be achieved. In closing let me wish President-Elect Trump success, for “We the people are counting on you!”
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.
All Politics is Local – Get Out and Vote!
By Phil Orenstein
We believe one person’s actions can make a difference. Moses Maimonides, a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher, said it best: “Each person should see himself as though the entire world is on a delicate balance, and with one deed, he or she can tip the scales.” Although some of us may feel we are too tiny and insignificant to change the world, there is something we can all do to make a real difference: vote and encourage others to do the same!
Voting matters. Some elections have been decided by just a handful of votes. Republican David Storobin won a special election for State Senate in Brooklyn a few years ago by a mere 13 votes. The Father of the Constitution, James Madison believed that voting matters and helped establish the first political party, the Republicans, although it had no relation to the modern GOP established in 1854. In fact, he said it is so crucial, that “the government equilibrium of power would face collapse” without “an informed and engaged electorate.” Madison believed that all power in America ultimately resides with the people.
OCTOBER 14, 2016 / NEWS / POLITICS
Queens County GOP chairman Bob Turner and Queens Village Republican Club President Phil Orenstein said their support for Republican nominee Donald Trump has not waned in recent weeks. Photo by Micahel Shain
Candidates tackle policy issues with Republicans at St. Anne’s Council
Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:30 am
by Ryan Brady, Associate Editor
PHOTO BY RYAN BRADY
Harry Wilson, who may run for governor as a Republican in 2018, speaks to the Queens Village Republican Club. State Senate candidate Jarret Freeman, left, Assembly candidate Ira Harris and upper chamber hopeful Mark Cipolla also spoke.
Republican hopefuls for the state Assembly and Senate and a businessman weighing a gubernatorial bid talked about policy issues at a Queens Village Republican Club Meet the Candidates night at the St. Anne’s Council last Thursday.