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Civics Education and the Saving of America

By Dr. Sandra Alfonsi

It is my opinion that Civics textbooks today are carefully skewed toward the “New Globalist World Order”. They undermine our Constitution and eat away at the fabric of our Constitutional Republic. This must be addressed as quickly as possible. The only way to do this is to examine K-12 Civics Standards, State by State.  

I believe that we will definitely find that the K-12 Standards of many States do not have as their purpose to create good American citizens or strengthen American citizenship. Their language will be globalist. We have wrongly assumed that the Publishers have “their own agenda,” have created the subversive textbooks and then sold them to naïve States, unaware of the content. The truth is that persons in the Departments of Education and State Boards of Education have created the new anti-American roadmap in their State Civic Standards, which are then given to the Publishers.

K-5 Standards often fail to identify that we are a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy. They do not teach the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag, the National Anthem, the names of the first Presidents and their contributions to the founding and early development of this country.  They omit the Hebrew Bible as one of the sources for the principles of the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian Tradition upon which our Nation was founded.

6-8 Standards often fail to provide the steps needed to develop young people who support the Constitution of the United States and who are strong advocates for our Nation and for the Judeo-Christian Tradition upon which it was founded. There is a failure to use or include the terminology Constitutional Republic and to teach why our Founding Fathers created America as such. The fact that Standards acknowledge and teach the role of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations in the shaping of the Constitution but fail to identify that of the Hebrew Bible leads to the question if they promote anti-Semitism in and by our educational system. There is no indication that students use Original Documents/Sources. Finally, there is a peculiar disdain for the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Founding Fathers, found in their spelling with lower case letters.

9-12 Standards fail our students who are finishing public school.  9th -12th grades are the final opportunity to prepare them to live, vote, make and abide by certain political and behavioral choices, according to the Law of the Land, which they appear not to have studied and therefore cannot respect.  Again, these Standards fail to teach what it means to be a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy. They once again omit the Hebrew Bible as a source for the principles of the Constitution and also the Declaration of Independence. There is no insistence upon use of Original Sources/Documents. There is the same peculiarity of using lower case letters when referring to the Constitution, the Amendments to the Constitution, Rule of Law, etc. Some Standards do not use the Amendments to the Constitution to teach the students their roles in society and how to effect change legally and without violence.

Many Standards do not teach the difference between such forms of government as Monarchy, Democracy, Theocracy, Republic, Oligarchy, Marxism, Capitalism, Totalitarianism.  Therefore, they do not protect our students from indoctrination and prepare them to defend our Constitutional Republic against all enemies, at home and abroad.

Without a correct, accurate and pro-American Civics education, there will be no way to “take back” America. We have taken our first successful step in this battle for establishing viable Civics Education. The K-12 Civics Standards, which we have submitted to the State of Florida, contain all of the missing items described above and return our Constitutional Republic, our Constitution and our Rule of Law to their proper place.

Dr. Sandra Alfonsi is Senior Academic Fellow for Proclaiming Justice to the Nations and Truth in Textbooks. She was featured speaker at our May 6, 2021 club meeting on Saving America’s Schools, and you can view the video on our website here: https://qvgop.org/video-may-qvgop-club-meeting-on-saving-americas-schools/


Fly the American Flag on Monday June 14th Flag Day

By  Frederick R. Bedell Jr.,  Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911

The American Flag was originally adopted by a resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14th, 1777. Flag Day wasn’t officially recognized until proposed by Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949. The week of June 14th is designated as, National Flag Week.

As a member of the American Legion Post # 103 in Douglaston and as Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council # 5911 also in Douglaston, I therefore urge that the American Flag be displayed outside homes, apartments, offices, businesses and stores throughout the United States. We do this to honor all that our great nation represents, which is freedom, equality, and justice for all. These principles and ideas are embodied in the American Flag. We should do this also to show honor and respect for all our brave men and women who are serving our nation today.  And also all those over the years who gave their lives to preserve our cherished freedoms.

Our American Flag is the fabric of our country and by flying the American Flag we can be reminded that we can prevail against all adversity. So please fly the American Flag on Monday, June 14th and remember this too: These colors of red, white and blue don’t run. Now God bless America!


Curtis Sliwa endorses Steve Sirgiovanni for City Council

Opponent Ariola uses political tricknology to ride on Sliwa’s soaring popularity toward the June 22nd Republican primary

Although the Queens County GOP is supporting Fernando for Mayor, it looks like Chairwoman Joann Ariola prefers to associate herself with Curtis Sliwa to give the impression they are running as a team.

Curtis said: “Last night I had a fundraiser at Prima Pasta on Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach. In the window was a small sign for Ariola. I asked them to take it down and instead walked across the street to the largest political banner of this political cycle for our Patriot City Council candidate Steve Sirgiovanni. I let everyone know that I was supporting Steve and not Ariola. Ariola is putting up signs wherever there are Sliwa signs and is trying to attach herself to My candidacy.”

We can understand Ariola’s shunning of Mateo, who has no signs in Howard Beach, and her use of political tricknology to attach herself to Sliwa especially after Mateo’s abysmal performance in last Thursday’s PIX11 Republican mayoral debate, and the ensuing PIX11 Mayor’s Race Poll showing Curtis crushing Mateo 74% to 15%.


Going National: The Legal Battle Over The New Florida Election Law

By Robert Golomb, June 9 2021

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

Florida Senate Bill 90 contains three key provisions. The first strengthens ID requirements for absentee voters – a requirement that Republicans view as securing voting integrity, and the Democrats have denounced as a form of voter suppression. Photo credit: Fox News / YouTube.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – When on Thursday, May 6th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Florida Senate Bill 90 (FSB 90), a controversial voting security bill pushed through by GOP state senators on straight partisan lines, he was met throughout the state and nation with harsh criticism by Democrats and strong praise by Republicans.

The contentious law contains three key provisions. The first strengthens ID requirements for absentee voters – a requirement that Republicans view as securing voting integrity, and the Democrats have denounced as a form of voter suppression.

The second provision provides strict limitations on the use of voter harvesting – the practice of using unsupervised political operatives to collect absentee ballots from private homes or multifamily residences to be dropped off and counted at polling facilities. While Democrats view this practice as expanding voting rights, Republicans have countered that Democrats have used voter harvesting as a tool to illicitly increase their voter tally, leading to them allegedly stealing elections.

The third and most controversial portion of the new law calls for the banning of large sums of money sent by wealthy non-Floridians, for the purpose of influencing how the state runs and administers its elections. Known to be the main reason why this provision was seen as so vital by DeSantis and his fellow Republicans was the 2020 election cycle machinations of Facebook founder multi- billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Chan. Together, they funneled more than $16 million to Florida localities primarily run by Democrats, who reportedly used the money to assist the Democrats “get out the vote” programs.

While Trump’s win in Florida might have made the matter appear mute, Republicans claimed that the out of state money was underhanded “Zuckerbucks,” intended to steal statewide and local victories for Democrats, who countered that such outside funds make elections more “inclusive.’’

When Governor DeSantis signed the bill into law, it appeared that Republicans had won that argument. However, any celebration of that victory would have been premature.

Within days of the bill’s passing, Democrats called upon their allies in the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) along with several other left-wing pressure groups to assist them to wage both a public relations and court battle to overturn the law.

So, over the past four weeks Floridians have learned from their newspapers and local broadcast media that according to spokespeople from the NAACP the new law is racist and according to the spokespeople from NOW the bill is sexist.

And, at the same time, Florida courts have been overrun by a barrage of lawsuits filed by attorneys representing the NAACP, NOW and other leftist interest groups.

Republicans, however, have had allies of their own. Among the several conservative think tanks that have provided legal and other forms of support to Florida, as well as other states including Iowa, Texas and Georgia which have instituted similar election safeguards, has been the nationally known, non-profit organization, Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

When I spoke by phone two days ago from my NY office with Marco Island, Florida based FGA Research Analyst Hayden Dublois, I learned why and how FGA has so strongly supported FSB 90.

“We believe, as do most Americans, that the integrity of the election process is vital to our democratic system,” said Dublois. “That’s why FSB 90 is so important. From restricting the use of ballot harvesting, to requiring the most basic and easy to obtain identification for mail- in voters, to banning the large infusion of out of state political donations into election offices, {FSB 90} will make it easier to vote, but harder to cheat.”

Describing the research support that FGA had provided as FSB 90 successfully made it through the Florida legislative process, Dublois explained, “FGA has a team of election integrity experts, who provide accurate and vital research on election issues to lawmakers in Florida and their counterparts in other states.”

“This research we believe,” he elaborated, “helped legislators in Florida secure the passage of FSB 90, and has also been critical in over a dozen other states to help advance common- sense election reforms over the past several months.”

Still, as Dublois and I further discussed, and as earlier noted, with teams of attorneys from the NAACP, NOW and several other leftwing organizations presently preparing a series of lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of FSB 90 in Florida courts, the law- or at least major portions of it- if the latter prevail over the attorneys representing Governor DeSantis and Florida Republican legislators, would be declared unconstitutional.

Nevertheless, Dublois told me that he remains optimistic that the FSB 90 will be upheld in the courts. “We [at FGA] are confident that the Florida’s election integrity law [FSB 90] is consistent with the U.S. Constitution, and all applicable federal and state laws,” Dublois stated. “The attempts,” he added, “by some groups to invalidate the law are unfounded, and hopefully the courts will concur with that assessment.”

Whether or not Dublois’ hope is realized, however, might take a very long time to be determined. As it stands today, of the many lawsuits filed to overturn FSB 90, Florida courts have not yet placed even one on the judicial calendar, and, as is not uncommon with pending lawsuits, the courts have remained totally silent pertaining to the anticipated length of time each individual case could take to litigate.

Making an informed prediction concerning a time frame for the multitude of judicial appeals of FSB 90 even more unfeasible is still another legal quagmire: each ruling on each of the many probable lawsuits, whether upholding or overturning FSB 90, could result in a future appeal, resulting in a seemingly endless series of further litigations.

This certainty of interminable appeals in Florida coupled with the enormous impact that the final court ruling will have on the election process in Florida as well as at least a dozen other states might eventually result, as has been suggested by several leading legal scholars, in the question of the constitutionality of FSB 90 being submitted to, heard and ultimately decided by the United States Supreme Court.

Stay tuned – probably for a very long time.


Curtis Sliwa in Kew Gardens Hills: Sharing, Caring, and Uniting the People!

CURTIS SLIWA IN KEW GARDENS HILLS:
JOINS FOOD PANTRY GRAND OPENING 
SHARING, CARING, AND UNITING THE PEOPLE!

Kew Gardens Hills, NY.  June 9, 2021 – Republican Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who is familiar with every inch of NYC, is mobbed by supporters, as he came back to Kew Gardens Hills to discover Chazaq, and meet it’s founder and manager, Yaniv Meirov. 

Curtis with Yaniv Meirov, founder of Chazaq

As he handed out food packages at the Grand Opening of the Lev Aharon Community Food Pantry, run by Chazaq, Curtis praised their humanitarian operation, and remarked that he would broadcast their amazing work far and wide, of sharing, caring, and uniting people of all backgrounds. 

Curtis handing out food at Lev Aharon Food Pantry Grand Opening

Curtis is a uniter, not a divider, and he particularly appreciates the great work Chazaq is doing uniting the entire community with love and fellowship. This is the real NYC! 

Curtis with supporters

Also campaigning with Curtis were Republican Patriots candidates, including Danny Noble for Republican State Committee 27AD, Phil Orenstein for Republican State Committee 24AD, and Angelo King for City Council in District 24. Angelo works as an Electrician and is a uniter of the people as well.

Curtis with David Abraham (right) and Angelo King (2nd from right) with the Mets jersey

Also present was Republican Patriot State Committee 28AD candidate David Abraham who presented Curtis with a letter from a loyal supporter, Christine Healy, with four handwritten pages of the names and phone numbers of voters for Curtis.  Christine, an 80 year old disabled woman, is dedicating her heart and soul to getting Curtis elected mayor of NYC.  

Curtis displaying the letter and name list from loyal supporter Christine Healy

Curtis visited several shops along Main Street, including Bagel Boss on Jewel Avenue, where he met the owners and enjoyed one of their famous bagels with a schmear. 

Curtis with Bagel Boss owners

The Queens County Republican Patriots is a New York State registered multi-candidate committee dedicated to building a strong grassroots Republican Party organization in Queens.

For more information, including candidate info, visit the website: https://queenscountyrepublicanpatriots.com


 


Video: Sara Tirschwell speaks at June 3rd QVGOP Meeting plus Queens County Republican Patriots candidates

Sara Tirschwell, who was a Republican NYC mayoral candidate, was knocked off the primary ballot by Republican mayoral candidate Fernando Mateo and the Republican political establishment, and she will not be appearing on the primary ballot, which Curtis Sliwa said was a sad day for NYC and the Republican Party. The Republican establishment is busy suppressing talented and capable Republicans, rather than fighting Democrats and their destructive agenda for NYC. We give a voice to Sara, this talented and capable leader with over 30 years in the city’s financial services industry, at the Queens Village Republican Club, where it all begins. We also hear from several of the Queens County Republican Patriots candidates, who were likewise knocked off the ballot but fought back and won in state appeals court, and who are now officially on the ballot.


Curtis Sliwa alerts us against graffiti vandal’s message of anarchy coming to Queens

Curtis Sliwa was out on the streets of Queens warning residents about the “No Police, No Presidents, No Prisons” message from graffiti vandals with an Antifa tag symbol. It will never happen under a Mayor Sliwa administration.


Bridge’s New Headquarters!

Thank you to Delvis and Anne Maria Estrada, members of our club, and long time supporters of Bridge for following through on his vision for our headquarters!!  Their dedication to us have made our dream a reality.  We can now better serve the women and families in the metropolitan area.  We are forever grateful.  Our QVRC board members are doing great things!! 

Catherine Donohoe , MS, RN 
President, Board of Directors
14-02 124th Street
College Point, NY 11356
W: 718.463.1810  C: 917.929.2752
www.thebridgetolife.org
Donohoe.thebridgetolife@gmail.com


Grand Opening of Queens County Republican Patriots Website

Grand Opening of Queens County
Republican Patriots Website

Hello Fellow Republicans,
It gives me great pleasure to announce the Grand Opening of Queens County Republican Patriots website www.QCRP.org. Each of you is a part owner of its content, its growth, and its effective use. It is thrilling to work with such a great group of professionals who want to empower Republicans all over the borough of Queens, New York! All we ask is that you, JOIN US!

At this exciting time just weeks before our June 22nd, 2021, Republican Primary our homepage captures Queens with the world famous Unisphere! It is the perfect image, it represents the over 100 different cultures which now call Queens County, NY home. We in the Republican Party will be looking to capture more of each one of those cultures into our party and now we have the Queens County Republican Patriots web site shinning as a sign of welcome to all who come to visit and others who want to grow a family, a business, a religion, and a future with us in the Republican Party. Call us, write to and rest assured someone will get back to you within 24 hours. We do not ignore the voters; we implore the voters to get engaged with us so we can truly make Queens County NY great once again!

In the days, weeks, and months ahead you will be hearing from our candidates. Ask your candidate, have they been endorsed by the Queens County Republican Patriots? If so, they are truly fighters for freedom, transparency, integrity and most importantly the growth of our Republican Party right here in Queens County, NY. You can see our endorsed candidates on our web site. If you are interested in running for party office or public office let us know we have several openings and right now is a great time to start to explore what it takes to run for office. We are here to help you, not to disappoint you and ignore you! The Queens County Republican Patriots will show you how to run for office, prepare you for the twisted bureaucracy called the NYC Board of Elections and help guide you all along the way.

Remember this…the Queens County Republican Patriots believe the most important person in the Republican Party is YOU, the voter. Far too long ignored, put down, trifled with, and told to be quiet, and that only the few insiders can make all the decisions FOR YOU. That is baloney and we are calling the establishment out on it. These power-hungry bureaucrats need to find a new home. They have taken enough time in reducing our enrollment numbers, plundering our treasury on wasteful lawsuits, and accomplished nothing in getting our Republicans elected to office. The time for change is here and we are so excited that each of you have joined us, will join us, and will vote for our candidates.

Lastly, we could not have done this without all your support! Individual voters stepped up and from your profound sense of patriotism grew what is now known as, The Queens County Republican Patriots!

Thank You
Joseph Concannon
Founder and Chief Evangelist


PRAY FOR THOSE SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES THIS MEMORIAL DAY !

by  Frederick R. Bedell Jr.,  Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911

This Memorial Day, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Little Neck/Douglaston parade, which I find sad. There will however be a dedication by the American Legion Post #103 at St. Anastasia Parish where there is a monument dedicated to the military services and there is also a American Flag on the corner of Alameda and Northern Blvd in Douglaston. There will be a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on site. This will be on Monday, May 31st and the start time will be at 11:30 am. I myself have served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and am a member of the American Legion Post # 103, and Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 in Douglaston. This Memorial Day being there will be no parade but we can still say a prayer for those serving our country today-the brave men and women in the military. We should also offer prayers for those in our communities like doctors, nurses, EMS, firefighters, and those in our police departments serving and protecting us in our communities.. We can also offer a moment of silence for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to keep us free. Remember this also: Let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and fly the American Flag if you can.


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