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Good Old Rock & Roll Band Sings About Two Great Presidential Speeches – “If You Believe In ‘Freedom’ And Democracy, Please Share This”

By Robert Golomb

Editor’s Note: This is syndicated columnist Robert Golomb’s latest column as published in the news and media outlet, The Published Reporter

Ron Turner wrote that he is a 63-year-old, Chicago based veteran actor, musician and singer who in 1984 along with a guitarist named Jimi Rezin and a bass player named Bryan Fulbright, formed the Houston, Texas based Rock and Roll group “Top Secret, The Band”.  (L to R) Ron Turner, Jimi Rezin, Bryan Fulbright Photo by Band Photographer.

GREAT NECK, NY – Historians will be analyzing, celebrating or both, the 80th anniversary of one of the most important presidential oratories ever delivered to the citizens of our great nation. The date was December 29th, 1940, and millions of Americans listened to their radios as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a speech titled, “The Arsenal of Democracy’’. The speech that night was one of approximately 20 addresses – known famously as “fireside chats”– that Roosevelt, since becoming the nation’s 32nd president in 1933, periodically gave on radio broadcasts to the nation’s 132 million citizens, who were then facing the dismal economic realities of the financial catastrophe known as the “Great Depression”.

In his previous “Fireside Chats” Roosevelt spoke about the fears and the hardships suffered by a majority of Americans due to this financial disaster, and he outlined the details of his ambitious “New Deal” programs, which he vowed, would lead America out of its economic nightmare and into a secure and prosperous financial future. The most famous of Roosevelt’s depression – focused “Fireside Chats” was delivered on March 4, 1933 and bore the corresponding title of its celebrated declaration, “The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself’’.

New Years Kickoff Meeting Videos

On January 6, 2022, we kicked off the New Year riding a massive red wave into 2022 with a fabulous club meeting with some amazing speakers, Gavin Wax, the dynamic president of the New York Young Republican Club, and Barbara from Harlem, the “Godmother” of Black Conservatives. City Councilwoman Vickie Paladino administered the oath of office for the installation of our 2022 Club Officers and Board Members and shared stories of her first day on the job. We had a couple of young and impressive Republican candidates: Stefano Forte for State Senate, and Seth Breland for State Assembly. Here are the videos and photos of the meeting.

How Democrats and their judicial puppets denied Trump and his voters a day in court

How Democrats and their judicial puppets denied Trump and his voters a day in court

by Lester Jackson, Ph.D.

Editors note: The author invites anyone having trouble with links should contact HIM directly at ljackson95@gmail.com

Introduction: Conflicting Perspectives

Although the left and right have opposite definitions of “legitimate,” like the proverbial stopped clock that is right twice per day, with one caveat, leftists were right on one point, judicial illegitimacy. The caveat involves time. When leftists screeched that confirmation of Donald Trump’s nominees would make the judiciary illegitimate in their eyes, what really concerned them was that confirmations would convert the judiciary from practices the right thought were illegitimate to what the right thinks are legitimate.

Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations

Barbara from Harlem will be signing her compelling and illuminating memoir for purchase at the January 6th club meeting!

I am Barbara from Harlem and my God, my Country, and my Conscience are my guides.

I was a liberal by default. I asked no questions. I had no answers. I just pulled the lever to vote for Democrats as was expected of me. Most of my fellow Black Americans do not fully understand what the term “liberal” means, or who or what they are voting for. And, in turn they don’t realize how harmful those “liberal” policies are to our freedoms and liberties as Americans.

I was born into a culture that believes Black equals Democrat. A broken home, failed marriage, and a feeling of victimization fueled my need for inclusion, which the Democratic Party fulfilled. As an activist and member of the NAACP and Democratic Clubs in Harlem, the men I looked up to—the Rev. Jesse Jackson (whom I also campaigned for), Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Rev. Al Sharpton—reinforced the negative perceptions that shaped my world.

But just like false prophets, the false narrative that has been spoon-fed to us by Black leaders, the Black community, the media, and progressive politicians has enslaved Blacks in a victimhood mentality and entitlement mindset.

But my eyes were opened to reject victimhood and lack of accountability. My journey has proven to me that when you have clarity of conscience, love of God, and a deep-seated belief in America’s goodness, your life will be enriched and your focus will change to one of accountability.

I am Barbara from Harlem. I fought my way out. You can too.  

Let Freedom Ring

By Professor Joseph Cheruvelil

In the heart of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, a short distance from the Delaware River and Penn’s Landing, stands Independence Hall, one of the most sacred temples in our republic. It is in that building that in 1776, fifty-six patriotic men signed the declaration and pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, thereby jeopardizing their settled lives, their careers, and their wealth, even inviting death from King George and his war machine. Among the treasures in that historic building is the Liberty Bell with a small crack on its side. That crack reminds us that the freedom and individual liberties, which we take for granted, are fragile and that we must be vigilant all the days of our lives to let freedom ring, and to preserve our democracy, which even George Washington once described as “an experiment.”

Support a New York Conservative Republican Rock Star for Congress: Liz Joy

Republicans and Conservatives need to support our candidates throughout the USA not only by our votes but also financially so we can regain control of Congress. Liz Joy is a special lady and a Republican and Conservative candidate running for congress in the 20th congressional district. The 20th encompasses all of Albany and Schenectady Counties and portions of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. This district was just added to the NRCC’s top targets list and Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC has named Liz one of their twelve  “Women to Watch.”

Riding a Red Wave into 2022!

President’s Message for January 2022 by Phil Orenstein

Many of us get involved in politics to make a difference, make an impact, to give back to our communities, or to change the course of history by winning elections. The motives for me are all the above. In this sweet land of liberty, I can’t see doing anything less with our spare time. As a club, I believe we have made a huge impact on our community of Eastern Queens and beyond, and enjoyed many victories over the past year. We are riding a massive red wave into 2022, and there is a great deal to be grateful and optimistic about.

As we head into the New Year, it’s helpful to look back at the great things we’ve accomplished. Perhaps our biggest triumph was the astonishing November election results in our club’s catchment area in Eastern Queens. Outnumbered five to one in party enrollment, the data showed that most of the Election Districts turned from blue to red in the mayoral election!

Graphic comparison of election results between the 2013 and 2021 mayoral elections. Red = Republican, Blue = Democrat votes. The deeper the color, the greater % of votes for the party’s candidate

A significant majority voted Republican for the first time in decades. In this liberal part of town, many Democrats are realizing that their party has changed from what it was just a few years ago, and they are defecting to our side in droves! Our club played a big role in this transformation by getting the word out, mailing and distributing our newsletters, knocking on doors, campaigning for our candidates, and hosting inspiring monthly meetings. We made a huge impact, and we warmly welcome all recovering Democrats!

Throughout the pandemic, many of these meetings we hosted on Zoom, with nationally and internationally renowned guest speakers addressing critical issues. We hosted China expert Gordon Chang, Dr. Sandra Alfonsi, calling in from Israel, who has been rewriting the US civics standards to save our schools from leftist indoctrination, former White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, and Trent England, founder of the “Save our States” project speaking about saving the Electoral College. We hosted a Sliwa vs. Mateo Republican primary debate, where Mateo was a no-show, and many more.  

We took the lead throughout the year. Earlier this year, Democrats launched a diabolical fraud on the voters of NYC to undermine the Republican Party. This multi-million-dollar scam perpetrated by Democrats from the real estate industry conned 1000’s of Republicans into switching their party enrollment through telemarketer calls, texts, and fake voter registrations in the mail with the Democrat box already checked off. We saw this as a serious threat and refused to remain silent, although we heard nothing from the party establishment. We launched a first-rate website, videos, and radio appearances, and we fired back with a vast media and voter alert campaign for NYC voters to register and vote Republican to break the one-party monopoly destroying NYC. We stood up for our principles and fought for our party even when it seems our party is unwilling to fight for itself!

Later this year I received an email alert from Dawn Eskew, founder of Personhood NY who warned us about the latest scam by Democrats to rig our system of fair and honest elections. No one was paying attention to the three deceptive ballot propositions that would aid and abet voter fraud. So, we spearheaded a voter education drive for all voters to turn over their ballots and vote “no” on these ballot propositions. For many weeks on end leading up to Election Day we were out at shopping centers educating the voters, handing out 1000’s of flyers door to door, and blasting out the message to the press and social media. Then just before the election, the State GOP and Conservative Party got involved with a “Just Say No” tour and continuous radio spots. As a united front, we all were the winners, and the voters of NYS defeated all three fraudulent ballot props!

We were on the forefront of all the issues. We put out position papers on most all the consequential issues: antisemitism, the danger of China, stuffing the ballot box with mail-in ballots, corruption of the Board of Elections, the war on private property, Jewish voters beware of the repetition of history and stop voting Democrat, the real danger of Marijuana, vaccine mandates – today’s civil rights struggle, and so much more. You read many of these articles in our newsletter president’s message and in various media publications. Furthermore, we took legal action against the corruption of the Board of Elections and won in court. We enjoyed electoral victory in the Primary Election, where we were influential in the big win of Curtis Sliwa over the establishment candidate, Fernando Mateo. From day one we supported Vickie Paladino and celebrated her astounding victory as City Councilwoman, flipping a blue seat to red in Northeast Queens. At our recent Christmas/Chanukah Party, she said; “Queens Village Republican Club has been my home, they gave me my mic back in 2018, and I always said I would never ever forget them for that.”

This was a year of big wins in Queens, Long Island, the city, state, and throughout the country! Thank you to all our members and friends who were part of it, whether you donated your time, your money, or your prayers. We are excited to build on this for greater victories in 2022. We’re looking forward to a great New Year’s kickoff club meeting, to promising young Republican candidates, to expanding our club and our party, and to join together on March 20, 2022, for our gala Lincoln Dinner in the heart of Queens, the hometown of President Trump, to “Let Freedom Ring” in a magnificent display of patriotism, love of country, and the principles of the Republican Party.  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Suffolk County’s DA Elect Ray Tierney: Conservative Republican On The Ballot; Independent In Heart

By Robert Golomb | Dec. 6, 2021

Underdog Ray Tierney’s 57%- 42% victory on election day, November 2, 2021 in the race to unseat one-term incumbent Suffolk County DA Democrat Tim Sini was widely seen as a great triumph for the Republican and Conservative parties. Photo credit: Ray Tierney For District Attorney.

GREAT NECK, NY – Underdog Ray Tierney’s 57%- 42% victory on election day, November 2, 2021 in the race to unseat one-term incumbent Suffolk County DA Democrat Tim Sini was widely seen as a great triumph for the Republican and Conservative parties, whose tickets Tierney, 55, a lawyer with more than a combined 25 years of experience as a state and federal prosecutor, ran on.      

Christmas/Chanukah Dinner Party Videos

Our annual Christmas/Chanukah Dinner Party on December 2nd, 2021, was held at Pita Park Greek Restaurant in Floral Park. The festive dinner party featured a delectable three course dinner, the election of our new club slate of Officers and Board of Directors, our featured guest speaker, Andrew Giuliani who is running for governor of NYS, and special surprise guest, Councilwoman-Elect Vickie Paladino. We celebrated her astounding victory flipping a blue seat to red, and everyone had a grand time! Here are the videos of the guest speakers. Videos filmed and edited by James Doukas Productions.

City Council’s non-citizen voting plan shows the far-left’s contempt for New York’s electorate

City Council’s non-citizen voting plan shows the far-left’s contempt for New York’s electorate

New York Post | By Councilman Joe Borelli | November 24, 2021

Councilman Joe Borelli, Republican minority leader of the New York City Council.

Four years ago, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron made a triumphant return to New York City, where he had courted votes from French expatriates nearly a year earlier.

Reviens! — Come back!” he told his constituents gathered at the 92nd Street Y, a plea met mostly with shrugs.

Why should they go back? They have everything they need right here: lower taxes, extensive city services and — like most expats in America — they can still vote for president and the local officials in their ville de naissance in France. And soon, when lame-duck progressives in the City Council get their way, they will also be able to help decide who governs New York City.

A bill to allow noncitizens to vote is poised to be pushed through the council next month. Suffice to say, it will profoundly transform elections in New York City as we know them.

The bill’s backers say it will finally enfranchise an estimated 800,000 New York residents who are green-card holders, DACA recipients or otherwise in the country legally, all with little input from the city’s existing 5.6 million citizen voters.


Green card.

City Council set to approve voting rights for over 650K NYC green card holders

Though New York has more registered voters than the entire population of South Carolina, elections for local offices are decided by a paltry few. Only 20 percent turned out in the general election, and the Democratic mayoral primary was decided by fewer than 10,000 votes. Council victors were lucky to rack up 20,000 votes. This means these newly enfranchised voters have the potential to hold real sway.

Yet this group of noncitizens is hardly disenfranchised. Like France, many countries allow citizens living abroad to vote in their elections. Almost all allow in-person voting. It is not uncommon for candidates from the Dominican Republic, for example, to open offices in New York City, where about 103,000 Dominican expats are registered to vote back home.

To vote there, one is required to establish long-term residency and even present a national ID card. Not so in “progressive” New York, where under this new legislation, these same citizens of the Dominican Republic may establish voting rights by residing here just 30 days before an election. This will make it less stringent for many Dominican New Yorkers to vote here under the new law than in the country where they hold citizenship.

The DR and France are hardly unique. In 2022, qualified residents could vote for a New York City Council member as well as for the president of Brazil, the Australian parliament or any election in the dozens of countries allowing expats to vote. This year, if the rules applied, a person could have cast a vote for Eric Adams and London’s Sadiq Khan within weeks.


Voting booth; Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez

Democrats wants to let non-citizens vote in NYC

Giving someone whose only evidence of any stake in this city’s future has been to stay here for a whole month a say in electing our leaders evinces a reckless disregard for the very real long-term problems this city faces, including grappling with multibillion-dollar budget deficits, rising crime and disorder and economic uncertainty amid a global pandemic.

Do New York’s powerful unions really want people working here on temporary visas to make decisions that would impact this city’s long-term debt and pension liabilities?

Do the good-government wonks think that diluting the voices of this city’s 5.6 million voters — many of whom have waited years to become citizens — will encourage more people to participate in our democracy?

This move shows how much contempt the far left has for the New York City electorate.

These are the same out-of-touch activists who have devalued citizenship and actually discouraged naturalization into this country by making New York a sanctuary city, so all immigrants can remain here without fear of being deported even after committing heinous crimes, and by extending benefits to immigrants, regardless of legal status. It was always in their plans to ultimately give away voting privileges.

To justify this, proponents are trying to sell us on the notion that offering them voting rights would encourage them to become citizens. That seems counterintuitive, at best.

If the champions of this bill really care about our democracy, they would encourage immigrants to strive toward American citizenship — not cheapen it by giving away the store.

And they would take the fundamental question about who can and cannot vote in New York City to the people themselves, by putting this on a ballot referendum in November.

At the very least, shouldn’t our citizens have a say in whether or not their votes get diluted by noncitizens?

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