It doesn’t take a village to raise children, it takes loving parents, a stable family unit, and common sense.
The Queens Village Republican Club will be having our annual holiday celebration on December 12th featuring the Marine Toys for Tots program to bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s disadvantaged children.
Bring a gift of a new toy or book to the Christmas/Chanukah Party (see flyer below) where US Marine Corps Reservists will be on hand collecting them, or drop them off before Dec 12th at Joe Concannon’s house (89-11 237 St., Bellerose, NY). The mission of Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
By Elena Chin
The Supreme Court has ruled that, “transmitting obscenity and child pornography, whether via the internet or other means, is…illegal under federal law for both adults and juveniles.”-Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844
Obscenity is not protected under First Amendment rights to free speech. Violating obscenity law is a criminal offense. Distributing obscene material to children under the age of 16 is even more strictly prohibited, and is likewise punishable under federal law. However, in 44 states nationwide, as sexual education curriculum, children in pre-school through grade 12 are being exposed to inappropriate explicit material that fits the legal definition of obscene. The same material, if presented to minors by adults other than educators or librarians, would be deemed obscene, harmful, and treated as a criminal act punishable by federal law.