Special Announcement from Harry Wilson on his Candidacy for Governor
Friends – as many of you know, I have been exploring a potential run for Governor of New York for the last several months. I had said I would make a decision by this week, and I have: I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2018.
This has been a very difficult decision to make, and I am incredibly grateful for the enormous support and encouragement I have received from so many of you throughout my exploration. Because it has been both difficult and complicated, and because I feel you all deserve a fulsome explanation, I have drafted this long note so I can explain my thinking.
President’s Message for January 2018
By Phil Orenstein
“As the oldest Republican Club in America, it is your duty to carry the torch for the Republican Party and its core principles for the whole nation.” – Lt Col. Allen West
What’s a Republican to do, now that the only news stories that matter today are the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, Mueller’s subpoenas, obstruction of justice claims, Republicans’ war on women and immigrants, the daily barrage of sexual predators, and doom for the Republican Party after Moore’s defeat. The Democrats say they stand on the moral high ground, and Trump and his supporters are the bad guys. In fact, in the run up to the Special Election in Alabama, the devious Democrats quickly threw some of their own predators under the bus, namely Senator Franken and John Conyers, in order to claim the moral high ground. This cunning scheme was carried out to pave the way for Moore’s defeat, and to ultimately go after Trump. Since the Democrats have failed to get Trump impeached over Russia-gate or anything else, they are talking about bad news for Republicans in the 2018 midterms. So, what’s a Republican to do in this vile political climate?
What Kind of NYC Do You Want?
By Joseph Concannon
NYC may be bracing for yet more social unrest with the de Blasio administration stating that they plan on using the “law of eminent domain” to find housing for the homeless. Again, this is government overreach that will have to be addressed by the courts, no doubt. It begs the question what kind of NYC do you want and where are you in line? The answer for this issue and many others lies with you, the voters, and determines your place in line!
Video: Rabbi Bovit Speaks at our
Christmas/Chanukah Dinner Party
Here it is, for those who didn’t get a chance to hear Rabbi Menashe Bovit’s inspiring and encouraging message at the Club’s annual Christmas/Chanukah Dinner Party, December 7, 2017. The Rabbi sang “L’man achai v’rayi / For All of My Brothers, Sisters and Friends” by his mentor, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and other holiday songs, and regaled us with stories about the spirit of hope and dedication, the true meaning of the holiday season. Listen to these words of wisdom again and again and share them with your friends.
Congratulations on President Trump’s First Year!
We celebrate President Trump’s first year of extraordinary achievements. This will be a joyous Christmas season and a Happy New Year for millions of Americans as we rejoice in the pinnacle of our freedom, prosperity, opportunity, and dreams for the future.
A CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED
by Frederick R. Bedell Jr., Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911
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.