America benefits from immigration—when it thoroughly vets newcomers.
By Dennis Saffran Reprinted with author’s permission.
Despite being a lifelong New Yorker, I’ve been to Ellis Island only once, about 25 years ago, when some of my wife’s relatives were visiting. Wokeness, then known as political correctness, was already setting in, and immigration was becoming an issue in the culture wars. So, though I harbored warm feelings about immigrants and their contributions to this country, I steeled myself for an insufferable “celebration of diversity” and harangue about American nativism.
Dr. Devi, who will be speaking at our October 7th Club Meeting, wrote the following letter to our club members and friends:
Dear Queens Village Republican Club members:
I am aggressively pursuing my goal of having a televised debate with Jumaane Williams. To force him to a debate, I must raise $115,000 by September 27th. As a candidate, I cannot contribute more than $6000 of my own money. My friends cannot contribute more than $250 for matching funds. If we have a TV debate, 4 million New Yorkers can see us side by side and vote. Without a debate, people generally vote by party, which is why Democrats traditionally win.
I have already raised more money than any Republican in the history of the Public Advocate position. The irony is that most of this money is coming from Democrats. I’m a lifelong Republican (26 years) but– perhaps because of our party’s infrastructure– it has been very difficult accessing Republicans to ask for support. I hope that this letter will help me reach our fellow Republicans.
I am scheduled to speak at the Queens Village Republican Club on October 7th, but to qualify for a debate on CBS, NBC, or ABC, I must reach the fundraising threshold by September 27th.
The civil rights movement led to the end of legalized racial segregation and the beginning of the ability of African Americans to be free and equal citizens in the United States of America. But similar oppressive government injustice is happening in New York City today.
About a third of all citizens of New York City, among them the majority of African Americans, have not been vaccinated. De Blasio’s mandate to show proof of vaccination and IDs at NYC restaurants, bars, museums, gyms, theaters, concerts, and other indoor settings, discriminates against millions of unvaccinated New Yorkers, who will be prevented from engaging in normal everyday activities, and even students who are prevented from playing in high school sports. Forced vaccination mandates will prevent many New Yorkers from keeping their jobs. Unvaccinated New Yorkers will be legally prohibited from traveling by subway, bus, or plane. But it also normalizes the outrageous mandate that people are required to show their private health papers and personal identification.
Mandated vaccines for all is the civil rights issue of our time. Government overreach has now created loss of privacy of our personal health information and has demonstrated that we can be fined and even jailed for not complying with their unconstitutional and illegal “laws.” But we know that these are not laws, they are government proclamations from the mayor and public officials.
Carmine’s and its workers were targets of BLM attacks last night. Also attacked was Guardian Angel Joshua Penner, who lives in the area and was surrounded by BLM protestors. A video showsBLM protestors screaming a barrage of vulgar verbal and homophobic slurs at Penner, who remained calm
The message that must be sent to Albany insiders is that voters and not political bosses should decide who represents them in Albany and Washington. Regardless of party, this November New Yorkers should vote a resounding “no” on these amendments.
We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of our beloved Philip Sica, husband of Naomi, and past president of the Queens Village Republican Club. Philip was born on September 27, 1934 and passed away peacefully in his sleep this past Friday morning, September 10, 2021.
Reverend Sica was the minister of various Seventh-day Adventist Churches. He was active in the American Legion, having served in the Army’s Military Police. He was dedicated to advancing faith in God, country, freedom, and the principles of the Republican Party, serving as State Committeeman of the 24th AD, Republican candidate for public offices, Vice-Chairman of the Queens County Republican Party and serving as its Chaplain. Philip Sica was loved by all who knew him. You may read more on his bio here.
Naomi Sica has invited friends to join the family for the in-person viewing hour and funeral service as follows, or via live stream which can be accessed on the church’s website: https://livestream.com/owsdachurch
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST, for the viewing, and then 3:00 p.m. for the funeral service.
Old Westbury Seventh-day Adventist Church 211 Jericho Turnpike Old Westbury, NY 11568 516-997-4436
The burial will be Monday, September 20, 2021, at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens—the time yet to be determined.
By Frederick R. Bedell Jr., Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911
I am sad to say that another anniversary is coming near of when terrorists attacked our nation on September 11, 2001. Now here is an idea for all Americans to not only remember those brave men and women who lost their lives on that day of infamy but I hope will show support for our brave men and women who are serving our nation today in the military.
On September 11th, I feel all Americans should fly the American flag outside their homes, apartments, offices, and stores throughout the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display the American flag on this the 20th anniversary of our country’s worst tragedy.
We do this in honor of all who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends, and love ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherish freedoms. In the days, weeks, and months that following 9/11, our country was bathed in American Flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism.
Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some hard times and it shouldn’t take another attack to galvanize us into solidarity again. Our American Flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds. Now I call for this as a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Vietnam era, a member of the American Legion Post 103 in Douglaston, Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus, a member of the Queens Village Republican Club and a member of the Catholic War Veterans. As such please fly the American Flag on 9/11. I thank you for your participation and may God bless you and may God bless America.
Sincerely Yours, Frederick R. Bedell Jr. Bellerose, N.Y.
General Club Meeting on September 2, 2021 at Bellerose Jewish Center in Floral Park, Queens featured Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor and Vickie Paladino for NY City Council. Here are the videos of their inspiring presentations as well as an informative Q&A session.
Curtis Sliwa fires up the crowd at Sept 2nd meeting. “Vote in Curtis Sliwa—what do you have to lose?” The City Council defunded the police; took away the anti-crime unit, got rid of homeless outreach. De Blasio robbed the City of 1.4 billion dollars for his wife’s do-nothing ThriveNYC program. We need to “Save our City” or let it be turned over to Adams and de Blasio’s buddies -“Over my dead body.”
Republican NY City Council candidate Vickie Paladino spoke to members of the Queens Village Republican Club on Sept 2nd after a walking tour of her district in Whitestone and Bayside after the devastation caused by tropical storm Ida. She saw over 50 people who’s homes and basements were flooded, some with as much as 8 feet of water, and who have to pay out of their own pockets for the damage, as our government and local city and state elected officials are helpless and useless.
Q & A with Curtis Sliwa and Vickie Paladino. Questions about Deep State and RINOs impeding Trump, Councilman Eric Ulrich backing Eric Adams. Curtis asserted that “establishment Republicans are our worst enemies.”
These are the many unheard stories of voters who were harassed, given incorrect ballots, instructed to vote down the Democrat Party line, and votes from the deceased, from non-citizens, from those who have moved, and hired operatives voting multiple times. This must change for there to be free and fair elections. Is this incompetence or systemic corruption? Or are they protecting a rigged voting system harkening back to Tammany Hall?
The Queens Village Republican Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Place TBD
Coffee, soda, and cookies are served at 7:30 PM. The meeting begins at 8:00 PM. There are no general club meetings in July and August.