Archive for August, 2011


The President has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare
and obscure fault-line, apparently known as “Bush’s Fault”.
The President also announced that Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters are spearheading an investigation of the quake’s suspicious ties to the Tea Party.
Conservatives, however, have already concluded that the quake was caused by the founding fathers rolling over in their graves.
 
Before

Meanwhile, looking like Hurricane Irene may be the biggest wind to hit Washington since Joe Biden was sworn in as V.P.

After

Q. Why are hurricanes named after women?
A. Because they arrive all wet and wild and when they
leave they take your house and your car.

Hylan Blvd and Jefferson Ave

Dan Donovan after the meeting with irene

For men only!


Staten Island Tea Party &
the Jewish Tea Party of New York
as we stand in solidarity with Israel

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:        

Mr. Ilya Galak (917) 572-8176

Mr. Frank Santarpia (718) 317-8203

 JEWISH TEA PARTY kickoff event. A great SUCCESS

Hundreds of Staten Islanders Stand with Israel

Staten Island, NY, August 25, 2011 – The newly established Jewish Tea Party of New York hosted its first event on Wednesday evening, August 24, 2011, at “Le Greci’s Staaten” on Forest Avenue.  Labeled “Staten Island Stands with Israel”, the evening was co-hosted by the Staten Island Tea Party.

The group was founded by Ilya Galak, who said he was “extremely pleased” by the turnout.

“By the time we started, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house,” said Galak, “and the room was set up with 250 chairs.”  About a dozen attendees were seen standing in the back of the room – one of whom was District Attorney Dan Donovan.

The formal introduction of Mr. Galak and his newly-minted group was made by Frank Santarpia, co-founder of the Staten Island Tea Party – which is working closely with the JTPNY.

In his remarks, Mr. Santarpia said that he saw a real need for a Jewish Tea Party, “a group that not only shares the common tea party beliefs in limited government, free markets and fiscal sanity, but a group that will add to those ideals a spirited defense of the State of Israel, and will speak with clarity and sanity to the Jewish community about the dangerous policies of the Obama administration towards the only true democracy in the Middle East.”

The guest speakers included Staten Islander Isaac Gorodetski from the Manhattan Institute, Institute for Liberty President Andrew Langer, and President Emeritus of the Hudson Institute, Herb London.  The evening was concluded after a ninety minute broadcast of Glenn Beck, who was speaking at a rally in Jerusalem dubbed “Restoring Courage.”

Galak expects to maintain a close relationship with the Staten Island Tea Party.  “I have always been a SITP member,” he said, “and I have a close personal relationship with the founders – I hope to continue that relationship within the Tea Party movement.”

 Mission Statement of the Jewish Tea Party of New York:
The Jewish Tea Party of New York has at its core the three common beliefs of the tea party movement in the United States: constitutionally-limited government, fiscal sanity and free markets.Our goal is to raise our voices in the defense of private property and individual liberty, one the beating heart of our sovereign nation, the other the immortal soul of our society and culture.And we raise our voices in staunch and unwavering support of the Jewish state, recognizing that Israel is the primary outpost of democracy in a region that is the flashpoint of the war on terror, and whose total destruction is the stated goal of the nations that surround her.  We believe that America has no better friend than Israel, and that Israel should have no more reliable ally than the United States.To those who seek the eradication of the Jewish people and the Jewish state we say: NEVER AGAIN!To those who seek to impose socialism on the free and independent people of America, we say: NEVER!

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The Loyal Opposition – A Bit Off Message

Jeff Bruzzo Setting Up

A Warm Welcome for Attendees

Saluting the Flag

A Packed House – Standing Room Only

Staten Island Tea Party organizer Frank Santarpia

Aaron Ceder, representative for Congressman Michael Grimm,Frank Aversa of Aversa Construction, an event sponsor,Robert Scamardella, future Republican County Chairman listen intently to the speakers

Guest Speakers: Isaak Gorodetsky, Andrew Langer, Herb London

Staten Island DA Dan Donovan Makes an Appearance

Dan Donovan and Bob Scamardella

Andrew Langer – President, Institute for Liberty

Andy Sullivan of Blue Collar Corner Blog

Andrew Langer Speaks to a Rapt Audience

Herb London – Former Gubernatorial Candidate

Standing with Israel – A Young Supporter Jason Galak

Jeff Bruzzo and Bill Miller with Santarpia



The Chronicle of Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Format: 256 pages, coated paper, over 1100 marvelous pictures, 550 new-letter style articles,
ISBN# 9789657240007
 
 
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI – El papa Benedicto XVI

“it is a wonderful historical book about the Holy Land and it is a beautiful album…
…every Christian must have it”


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Feel as a traveler to the Land of the Bible
The adages “History repeats itself” and “There is nothing new under the sun” have been well-known for many years and we often wonder how a newspaper headline from a thousand or two thousand years ago would look when recounting events as they occurred in real time, which today are called “historical” or “revolutionary.” How would these events appear to a contemporary journalist? How would they look as a lively, colorful and journalistic report from the field rather than as an historical analysis of these events?
About the book

The album is a rare historical record of events and does not have a religious inclination. Thus, it addresses all believers such as Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholic and Orthodox alike.

The Album’s unique concept, lays out historical articles and logs describing generations of pilgrims to the Holy Land. Every article is accompanied by photographs and pictures taken from famous museums and private collections around the globe.

One of the main objectives of this Album was to give those who could not pilgrim to the Holy Land, a feeling as if they have experienced it through the stories of exciting voyages contained in the Album.

Along with more than one thousand stunning maps, illustrations, etchings, lithographs, and photographs, this album brings you the fascinating stories of these pilgrims and the history of the holy sites from the day they were sanctified until present days in special format—that of a newspaper chronicling Christian history and legend in the Holy Land since the birth of Jesus until today.

This is a must have album in all Christian Homes. It addresses the audience of hundreds of millions of families who highly value cultural and historical assets related to the Holy Land.

Holy Land book is now heralded as one of the best artistic books by top book editors and Christian leaders. Along with a great reverence treatment and professionals team, such as historical experts, researchers, book editors, designers etc, the book is now recommended to all readers and believers.


The Chronicle of Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is an historical book and album consists of rare records and almost thousand enchanting illustrations.

The book is opened with the birth of Jesus and describes the origins of the Christianity. As the Christianity in the Byzantine period began, many of the pilgrims’ adventures in the holy land were recorded. This book brings these rare records and other descriptions of pilgrims’ history in the last two thousand years.

The Chronicle of Pilgrimage to the Holy Land book introduces thousands of rare and authentic pieces gathered to one special piece.

The book may be offered as a gift to a customers, friends, family or employees, and may be customized according your request; the occasion and the audiences you specify.

In addition, a few extra pages can be produced to add a personal touch to the look, maintaining the newspaper reporting style of the album.

Furthermore, you can find the book with a Spanish, Portuguese and Italian version. If you wish to other languages, the book can be provided upon request.

With 11 illustrated and explained chapters, the holy land pilgrimage book follows the history, stories and legends of the pilgrims in the holy land since Jesus birth until today. Here are short reviews of all the chapters of the book:
As the holy land pilgrimage book is opened with the footsteps of Jesus, the origins of the Christian religious are revealed in its entirety charm to the reader. This first chapter describes the holy family, the birth of Jesus, events and activities in his life and his death.
We can recognize the beginning of the Christianity in the Byzantine period. In the second chapter, the holy land pilgrimage book describes this mysterious period with the first pilgrims and emperors, the True Cross in Jerusalem and the impressive buildings.

The thirst chapter of the holy land pilgrimage book begins when the holy land was under the Arab occupation and continues with the Arab period (including the Temple Mount) until the continuation of the pilgrimage.
The end of the 11th century indicates the beginning of the reoccupation of the Christians. The fourth chapter of the holy land pilgrimage book describes, with fascinating descriptions, the Kingdom of Jerusalem sparks; the crusades, the knights and the prospering of places in the holy land. In the chapter afterward, the holy land pilgrimage book exposes the fall of the Byzantine Empire and the decline of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Alongside the prospering of Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Muslims decline as well. In chapter number six, the holyland pilgrimage book brings descriptions of the Muslims return to the holy land and the pilgrims under the Mameluke Conquest. The holy land pilgrimage book continues with the Muslims occupation in chapter seven, 16th -18th century, when the holy land becomes part of the Ottoman Empire and the Turks build walls around Jerusalem.


The 19th century is well remembered due to the French Revolution. The eighth chapter of the book takes the readers to a tour through Napoleon’s journey to the holy land.
The ninth chapter of the holy land pilgrimage book describes Modern Age; believers, kings and scholars from all over the world arrive to the holy land in the 19th century.
The fall of the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century brought the rise in Christian building. In chapter ten the book views the influences of the First World War, as well as the British forces in the holy land.
The last chapter of the holy land pilgrimage book describes the 20th Pilgrimage; new and restoration building, Pope John Paul II, processions and other major events

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Testimonial of a Black Republican
27 Jul

By Providence Crowder

providencecrowder@gmail.com

 

GROWING UP

Ok, here’s the story.  I was born and raised a Democrat.  As odd as “being born a Democrat” may sound, that statement is as true as it is tragic.  Both my parents were, my aunts and uncles were, and every influential adult in my life proclaimed to be . . . a Democrat.  I hadn’t considered questioning why because politics didn’t interest me much.  I inherently knew that I was one, and when I became of voting age, the fundamental rule was that I must vote the party line all the way down the voting ticket.  Why Democrat, you may ask?  Because all black people, as far as I was told, voted Democrat.  And since I was black, that made me Democrat.  So when I turned 18 years of age, I registered to vote and voted as any good black American would. I followed the example of those around me and saddled that Democrat donkey every election Tuesday without understanding the issues, without learning the party platforms, and without a thorough assessment of the candidates.  Heck, I didn’t even care to know such things; I just wanted the Democrats to win the election against those “racist” Republicans that I had been taught were against black people.  I wanted the rich to pay their fair share like we, the poor and working class Americans, were.  I didn’t even mind a little redistribution of wealth when it came to someone else’s fortune, as long as mine was left alone.

MY CHRISTIAN ROOTS

Moreover, my Christian roots ran deeper than my Democratic ones.  I was raised in a strongly conservative Christian home, and even though for a time I had strayed, I eventually grew to know and love Christ on my own as an adult.  Christianity became no longer my parent’s religion, but MY faith, MY conviction, MY choice.  I eventually began to seek godliness in all areas of my life; work, home, recreation . . . in everything.  My Christian worldview even caused me to, for the first time, examine my politics.

Upon a closer examination of my party, I learned that most of the Democratic Party’s platform stood against many biblical moral standards.  Generally, they rejected the biblical definition of marriage and they overwhelmingly supported abortion.  I learned that more often than not, when I voted for a Democratic candidate, I was voting against my family values.   That troubled me greatly and I began to question my loyalty to the party; and after I began to make my way through college and learn a little about economics, I discovered that the Democratic Party’s economic policies were detrimental for not only black Americans, but all Americans!

Their socialist policies have managed to create a permanent underclass of poor blacks dependent on government programs and entitlements for survival.  Their policies have done what 400 years of slavery couldn’t do; destroy the black family.  The government has replaced the father in many poor black households by promising young mothers that they would provide for her and her children and pay her bills, as long as the father was not in the home.  Their policies have discouraged work by providing greater benefits and incentives for staying home.  Their policies have supported the genocide of black babies through the public funding of “murder on demand” corporations such as Planned Parenthood.  Their policies have turned affirmative action into an unfair quota system that discriminates against white men and at the same time puts into question the qualifications and merit of accomplished blacks.  After learning all this, I remembered on several occasions telling my husband, “You know I’m a Republican on paper.  I like the party but not the people.  They are spot on point and I agree with most of what they’re saying, but I will not vote for any of those racists.”

President Obama enthusiastically supports Planned Parenthood. He has chosen to ignore the disproportionate number of black abortions, which is in essence, black genocide. Graphic: Political Cowardice


I was almost free, but the great escape didn’t come without challenge.  After all that I had learned, I still wanted a reason to vote Democrat because I subconsciously feared going against my cultural norm. I had just the reason.  Republicans were racist and did NOT want me to be a part of their party!  Though I had seen those black Republican weirdo sell-outs on TV (through sound bites played on MSNBC), it wasn’t until my first personal encounter with a black Republican, a friend and co-worker, that I would finally break the Democratic stronghold, break free from the groupthink politics that have left blacks politically inept; escape the mental slavery that the modern day plantation of “free entitlements” and “government help” have used to entice many into laziness, dependency, and unproductivity.  Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann were starting to lose their grip on me.

HELP FROM A FRIEND

My dear conservative friend introduced me to some historical facts about the Democratic Party that helped push me to research for myself whether or not the claims he made were true.  What I learned crushed my beliefs that the Republican Party was full of racists who were trying to hold the black man down.  What I learned left me with no affinity for my inherited party; I was left, finally, with NO good reason to vote Democrat.

What I found out in my quest for political clarity was that  the Republican party passed EVERY civil rights legislation in regard to black Americans, including the 1964 civil rights act and 1965 voting rights act, which was signed by a Democrat president but only passed because of a Republican congress’ overwhelming support.  Most Democrats in congress opposed it.  Republicans passed the 13th amendment, freeing black slaves; the 14th amendment, giving blacks their citizenship; the 15th amendment, granting blacks the right to vote.  Even still, whenever Democrats would take back control of the white house and congress, they would prevent blacks from buying land, they denied them fair wages for their work, and they undid many of the civil rights advancements of the Republicans.

Republicans were largely responsible for promoting and defending the civil rights of blacks while Democrats fought to lynch us, enslave us, and keep us as second-class citizens.  I discovered that even civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was Republican and so was abolitionist Frederick Douglass.  Other abolitionists, both black and white, were Republican.  In fact, I learned that the Republican Party (initially comprised of Democrats, Whigs, and Free Soil party members) was established in 1854 as the anti-slavery party; they opposed the spreading of slavery into free states.

I had always been told that white people were the ones who upheld slavery and fought to keep black people down.  I had never heard the political aspect of the civil rights controversy.  White people who identified themselves as Republican (most also identified themselves as Protestant Christians or Evangelicals) fought to free black slaves.  They clearly identified their enemy as Democrat, or Southern Democrat, the ones who wanted to maintain and spread slavery.  John Mark Reynolds once said of the Republican Party, “When it came time to confront the original sin of the nation—slavery—the Republican Party was on the Lord’s side.” Once they were granted the right to vote, blacks voted Republican and worked alongside white Republicans to advance our freedom in this country.

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S SHAMEFUL PAST

To my great surprise, I found out that it was the Southern Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery.  As Francis Rice has said,  ”They were the ones who passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. They started the Ku Klux Klan (the terrorist wing of the Democrat party) to lynch and terrorize blacks. They fought against the passage of every single civil rights law from the 1800’s through the 1960’s.”

I began watching other news outlets, those besides CNN and MSNBC, to get other perspectives on current events.  I discovered that there was such a thing as a “liberal media” and it had an agenda; when the facts were not on their side, they changed the subject and called Republicans racist.  Their strategy was very effective.  I was bamboozled for years!  I have since read the party platforms for myself, starting from their inceptions to the present day for both the Democrat and Republican parties.  In the platforms, the facts speak for themselves.  I even observed, within the platforms, the exact time period when the Democrats jumped on the civil rights bandwagon, something the Republicans had been pushing for over 100 years.  Beginning in the 1950’s, the Democrats proposed to throw tons of government money into poor inner-city communities and offer other government “helps.”  By the 1960’s they offered to provide welfare to young mothers and their children, requiring no work, as long as the father was not in the home.   

Now is the time to speak some Truth to Power. It would have been far more truthful for the democratic party politicians to have admitted the fact that all those who wore sheets a long time ago lifted them to wear Democratic Party clothing. Yes, the Ku Klux Klan was established by the Democratic Party. Yes, the Ku Klux Klan murdered thousands of Republicans — African-American and white – in the years following the Civil War. Yes, the Republican Party and a Republican President, Ulysses Grant, destroyed the KKK with their Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.


The civil rights agenda met harsh resistance from most Democrats and the party struggled on whether or not they should include civil rights as part of their platform goals.  They eventually agreed to do so, but with all of the wrong motivation.  Blacks were gaining number and political power (able to provide a candidate with enough votes to win the presidency), and the civil rights agenda was not going away but instead gaining popularity; Democrats had to give blacks something.  Not that they wanted blacks to be equal, but they wanted to give them enough to get them to voting Democrat so that Democrats could stay in power.  When Republicans were unwilling to be frivolous with taxpayer dollars by robbing one group of people to pay for, by another group of people, a host of government funded programs, Democrats were dishonest and said to blacks, Republicans don’t want to help you.  They don’t want to help poor people.  Republicans proposed other ideas to help combat poverty; most involved hard work, education, business ownership, and minimal aid from the government. Those ideas were overshadowed by the powerful attraction that free money had over people that were struggling to make ends meet.  Despite the pleading of the Republican Party, which at the time still held the black vote, poor blacks took the bait.  They were above all glad that Democrats were no longer interested in terrorizing and lynching them, and almost equally as ecstatic that they would be getting “help” from the government.

Eventually the message became, “Republicans are racist.”  That message has stuck and resonated within black communities for the past 40 plus years.

It’s important for not only black Americans, but all Americans to know the political history of this nation.   Why?  Because as Woodrow Wilson wisely stated, “A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.” I thank God for freedom to think for myself, freedom to vote my values, freedom to truly participate in democracy and government.  I thank God that I no longer vote out of tradition but because of conviction.

“I have done extensive research on the subject because at one point, I was a Democrat. A few years ago, I was confronted with a fact that I knew to be false but after an investigation into the point, it turned out to be true. It was that Martin Luther King was a Republican” - Frantz Emmanuel Kebreau

NO POLITICAL PARTY IS A SAVIOR

As a Christian, I know that the Republican Party is not a savior.  It can’t save us.  Government can’t save us.  There is no such thing as perfect politics or perfect political parties because political parties are made up of imperfect and sinful people.  The Republican Party is not without its faults and flaws for sure.  And as a Christian, I don’t put my trust in a political party, whose doctrines and philosophies may change with the people, but I put my trust in God who is unchanging.  With that being said, I have not yet attained paradise so I must continue living until I’m called home or Christ returns, loosely holding to the doctrines of my imperfect political philosophy (for God is neither Republican nor Democrat), all the while hoping my political inclinations are on the Lord’s side.  I don’t believe for one minute that God sides with either Democrats or Republicans, but it is up to Democrats and Republicans to side with God and stand against sin, much in the way the Republicans did when they stood against slavery.

Some issues are debatable; who has the best ideas to combat poverty, who has the best views on foreign affairs, etc., but other issues are not –the murdering of innocent preborn children is always wrong.

BLACKS IN AMERICA

Concerning blacks in this nation; they have been used for political expediency, sometimes by friends and sometimes by foes.  Blacks, among other minorities have been and still are discriminated against; however, blacks need not continue blaming the sin of racism for their failures.  We don’t need a racist to do anything for us but stay out of our way and allow us the same opportunity as everyone else to obtain success.  We should readily embrace the freedom that we have in this country to both fail and succeed; freedom that was fought long and hard for.  Some of us will have great success and others will struggle.  

The beauty of Democracy is; we are all free.  One who is born into poverty has an opportunity to become rich, and yet a rich man may also one day find himself impoverished.  Nothing is guaranteed.  Only in socialist and communist countries is equality of outcome promised.  For many reasons that I won’t discuss here, socialism and communism don’t work.  Government is not our provider; we as a people have a responsibility to ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.  Even Christ taught personal responsibility and didn’t require anything of the government, not even charity!  That’s OUR individual responsibility towards our brothers and sisters, and fellow man.  Christ didn’t teach covetousness or redistribution of wealth.

THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

Government does have its proper place.  Biblically speaking, government was instituted by God to punish evil (1 Peter 2:13-15) and administer justice (Romans 13).  Our U.S. constitution grants government the authority to protect individual freedoms and promote the general well-being of society.  The government wasn’t designed to provide for people, but to allow people to provide for themselves.  The legislative branch, for example, was given certain powers by the people to collect taxes, pay debts, borrow money, establish post offices and roads, appoint lower courts, declare war, raise armies, navies, militias, and legislate over Washington D.C., to name a few.  We must keep the role of government in perspective, lest we the people give government so much power that we all end up slaves.

That is why Republicans opposed big government and government control.  They knew, as well as this nation’s founding fathers– a government with too much power could oppress certain groups of people and strip away their individual freedoms.  The Republicans of old wanted government to stay out of their lives because the government was the one who would strip their freedom and legislate through congress their demise.  They just wanted to be left alone and have equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome.

Those racist men and women who sought to terrorize and oppress blacks did not uphold the principle in the Declaration of Independence that stated that all men were created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.  That’s what the civil rights fight was about—equality.  People fought and died to preserve and defend it. Numerous black slaves left plantations with nothing more than the clothes on their backs yet they did not let discrimination or racism define them.  Instead, they pursued freedom and the responsibility that came with it; they sought to make themselves valuable to society and wanted government to get out of their way and stop preventing their forward momentum.  That’s what the civil rights fight was all about—equality of opportunity.

Many ex-slaves taught themselves how to read and write, became congressmen and legislators, doctors, lawyers, farmers, and businessmen.  Many were writers, teachers, and various professionals.  With the help of countless others, they fought to advance freedom for not only blacks but all groups of people in this country.  Blacks would often make progress but would have that progress undermined when certain racists gained control of congress and the white house.

WHERE BLACK AMERICANS ARE TODAY

Ever since we as a people switched loyalty from the party that fought to get us and keep us free, we are no better off, and in many ways we are more depraved.  Today we have more black on black crime, black men and women in prison, teen pregnancies, fatherless homes, high black unemployment (over 16% today under a black president).  Black and White Republicans in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, which at the time nearly all blacks were Republican, warned of this very day.  They warned that the Democrats proposed government-run housing projects which are currently inner-city slums and the abuse of government assistance programs (in which Republicans pushed for long and hard for welfare reform) would create a permanent underclass of minorities; dependent, unproductive, and impoverished.    

Today many poor blacks look to the government to provide for them.  Some look to our first black president to fix all of their economic woes.  What they have failed to realize is that President Obama and his policies are exasperating their economic troubles.  The facts speak for themselves.

Economically, blacks are hit harder than whites.  Unemployment is higher, life expectancy is lower, yet our black socialist president gets a free pass. Democrats for the past 40 years have run nearly every inner-city in America, many with black police chiefs, mayors, legislators, etc. yet we are no better off.  No complaints from the black community.    Black leaders blame the rich (who by the way are the job creators) for not paying enough.  They expect the rich to create jobs, keep prices low, endure the demands of unions and government regulations, pay high wages, and pay high taxes!  Alas, when some are fortunate enough to start their own business, they cry foul because the demands that they voted for are unreasonable!

Yet at every election cycle, you can be sure to see black Democratic leaders promising minorities free or low cost housing, free health insurance, jobs and everything else in exchange for a vote. They fail to tell the poor that none of that stuff is free, somebody is paying.  Secondly, they fail to mention that businesses create jobs, not government.  If they supported small business development through incentives like low taxes, more jobs would be available to them.  Many poor blacks and other minority groups depend too heavily on government for survival and many truly believe that they are owed something, that someone has to give them something, that they don’t have to endure the responsibility that is conjoined with freedom.

I do agree that many government programs, such as those to help the homeless and orphans, the sick and the elderly, are good and necessary humanitarian aids for the good of society.  Republican presidents such as President Bush have done more than most to responsibly aid the most impoverished people, black and white, in this nation.  But like Republicans have argued, perpetual dependency on government aid drains societal resources and places an undue burden on taxpayers.  It is not good for a progressive people and it is counterintuitive to productivity and self-reliance.

REFLECTION

Reflecting, I can clearly see that fear played a part in preventing me from voting my values; every black I knew who didn’t drink the Democrat Kool-Aid and DARED to identify themselves with another party, or even worse, the Republican party, was labeled by other black Democrats as an Uncle Tom (even though Uncle Tom, a fictional character, was a hero in his story), a sellout, or a house negro.  Additionally, I simply didn’t have enough information.  Politics was a puzzle that I did not have enough pieces to.  Not saying I have all the pieces now; like so many things in life, politics is not simply black and white.  There are gray areas; many ways to combat our nation’s problems and no one party has all the answers or even the right answers.  No one political party has a claim on morality, no one political party has all the right solutions for poverty, crime, and foreign relations.  And despite the Democrat party’s shameful racist past, no one party is free of racism.  Racism exists within all political parties because some of the people who make up the parties suffer the disease of racism.   We live in a democracy and racists are allowed a vote too.

Today, I feel I am a much more informed voter today than I ever was.  Knowledge is power; its freedom.  Yet, heartbreaking to me is that many of my black peers look upon my freedom of political choice with disdain.

It disturbs me that many of blacks who vote Democrat do so out of tradition.  I was one of them.  It bothers me that the Democratic Party takes our vote for granted in many of the same ways (and to their failure) that the Republican Party did in times past.  Democrats are allowed to be openly racist without consequence or reprisal from blacks.  Successful black Republicans such as retired four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice have been disrespected, their names have been slandered, and their characters have assassinated by both black and white Democrats.  They have been called Uncle Toms, Aunt Mamie, and house niggers.  Blacks would be totally offended if these same names were directed at black Americans who were not Republican.

MY CONCLUSIONS

I have learned a lot about both political parties and enough to know that when given the choice between Democrat and Republican, I choose the latter.  There are many myths out there—and many reasons blacks say they don’t vote Republican—Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy, the old Republicans are the new Democrats, Republicans are racists. . . I could go on and on.  Whatever their reason, so be it.  But as I have concluded, the values of the Republican Party of old have never changed.  From their beginning they have stood for small government, personal responsibility, low taxes, religious freedom, free enterprise, and adherence to the constitution.

I will end by saying this.  Though I was born and raised a Democrat, I am proud to say that today I am a free thinking American who chooses to vote her values.  And though I may not agree with every Republican, or every Republican idea, as of now, the Republican Party is my home.

Suggested Readings:

America’s God and Country, Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer

Back to Basics for the Republican Party by Michael Zak

Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda by Angela McGlowan

Capitol Men, the Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen by Philip Dray

Politics According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem

Liberating Black Theology, The Bible and the Black Experience in America by Anthony B. Bradley

Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (a reprint of an 1848 original) by Wallbuilders Press

Reconstruction, America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877 by Eric Foner

The Big Black Lie, How I Learned the Truth About the Democrat Party by Kevin Jackson

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Wrong on Race, The Democratic Party’s Buried Past by Bruce Bartlett

Suggested Websites:

Republican Review of America, www.republicanreviewofamerica.com

The Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York, www.fdfny.org

National Black Republicans Association, www.nbra.info

Source: http://tommydavis.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/testimonial-of-a-black-republican/


“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”
Barack Obama. July 2008
 
 
“I really don’t see how anyone could fail realize the implications of turning the country into a police state. How anyone could hear these words and not have 1930s Germany flash into their  minds is astonishing. Do they no longer teach history in schools?” Winowiley1 , youtube

“His followers scare me more than he does. Their hero worship of this tool, makes them believe that everything he says and does is for the greater good. Even something as evil as this”. 64Tigerlili, Youtube

“Let me guess. Are all of the old ACORN crowd going to create this civilian military? Or will it be SEIU?” cmpm438, Youtube

This army of 250,000 uniformed “volunteers” could be used to …?  Your thoughts?
“The groundwork for this civilian army controlled by Obama was accomplished in the Senate on March 25, 2009. The Obama-compliant U.S. Senate passed the Serve America Act (S. 3487), which is being portrayed as a way of encouraging volunteerism in America. It is sponsored by extreme liberal Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA).
This bill creates a National Service Reserve Corps that allegedly is only for aiding in national disasters and other emergencies. It will use colleges and universities as bases of operation for training students to “serve” their communities.
S. 3487 will use these volunteers to assist non-profits, faith-based groups and other civic organizations to improve “the capacity of such organizations.” In other words, to help liberal nonprofits to promote Obama’s social agenda”
 www.jesus-is-savior.com
 
Saul Alinsky could be be proud. His “Rules for Radicals” works

EAT THE RICH!

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Economy, Hot issues

We want to achieve a new and better order of society: in this new and better society there must be neither rich nor poor; all will have to work. Not a handful of rich people, but all the working people must enjoy the fruits of their common labour. Machines and other improvements must serve to ease the work of all and not to enable a few to grow rich at the expense of millions and tens of millions of people. This new and better society is called socialist society. The teachings about this society are called socialism.

Vladimir Lenin, Russia, 1903

Eat the Rich

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
By Walter E. Williams

I’ve often said that I wish there were some humane way to get rid of the rich. If you asked why, I’d answer that getting rid of the rich would save us from distraction by leftist hustlers promoting the politics of envy. Not having the rich to fret over might enable us to better focus our energies on what’s in the best interest of the 99.99 percent of the rest of us. Let’s look at some facts about the rich laid out by Bill Whittle citing statistics on his RealClearPolitics video “Eat the Rich.”

This year, Congress will spend $3.7 trillion dollars. That turns out to be about $10 billion per day. Can we prey upon the rich to cough up the money?

According to IRS statistics, roughly 2 percent of U.S. households have an income of $250,000 and above. By the way, $250,000 per year hardly qualifies one as being rich. It’s not even yacht and Learjet money. All told, households earning $250,000 and above account for 25 percent, or $1.97 trillion, of the nearly $8 trillion of total household income.

If Congress imposed a 100 percent tax, taking all earnings above $250,000 per year, it would yield the princely sum of $1.4 trillion. That would keep the government running for 141 days, but there’s a problem because there are 224 more days left in the year.

How about corporate profits to fill the gap? Fortune 500 companies earn nearly $400 billion in profits. Since leftists think profits are little less than theft and greed, Congress might confiscate these ill-gotten gains so that they can be returned to their rightful owners. Taking corporate profits would keep the government running for another 40 days, but that along with confiscating all income above $250,000 would only get us to the end of June. Congress must search elsewhere.

According to Forbes 400, America has 400 billionaires with a combined net worth of $1.3 trillion. Congress could confiscate their stocks and bonds, and force them to sell their businesses, yachts, airplanes, mansions and jewelry. The problem is that after fleecing the rich of their income and net worth, and the Fortune 500 corporations of their profits, it would only get us to mid-August. The fact of the matter is there are not enough rich people to come anywhere close to satisfying Congress’ voracious spending appetite. They’re going to have to go after the non-rich.

But let’s stick with the rich and ask a few questions. Politicians, news media people and leftists in general entertain what economists call a zero elasticity view of the world. That’s just fancy economic jargon for a view that government can impose a tax and people will behave after the tax just as they behaved before the tax, and the only change is more government revenue. One example of that vision, at the state and local levels of government, is the disappointing results of confiscatory tobacco taxes. Confiscatory tobacco taxes have often led to less state and local revenue because those taxes encouraged smuggling.

Similarly, when government taxes profits, corporations report fewer profits and greater costs. When individuals face higher income taxes, they report less income, buy tax shelters and hide their money. It’s not just rich people who try to avoid taxes, but all of us — liberals, conservatives and libertarians.

What’s the evidence? Federal tax collections have been between 15 and 20 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product every year since 1960. However, between 1960 and today, the top marginal tax rate has varied between 91 percent and 35 percent. That means whether taxes are high or low, people make adjustments in their economic behavior so as to keep the government tax take at 15 to 20 percent of the GDP. Differences in tax rates have a far greater impact on economic growth than federal revenues.

So far as Congress’ ability to prey on the rich, we must keep in mind that rich people didn’t become rich by being stupid.

http://www.cnsnews.com/

Bob Turner: “Send A Message”

Posted: August 14, 2011 in Hot issues

The special election for US congressional seat will be held on September 13

In the ad, Turner attacks Weprin — and President Obama — for supporting the right of a Muslim group to build a mosque near Ground Zero. When asked if the image of the flaming towers was insensitive, Turner responded to PIX 11, “I think it’s more insensitive to try and build a mosque.” Turner added, “This is a sore point. This area (the 9th Congressional district) lost a number of people.”

Former Mayor Ed Koch has officially endorsed Republican Congressional candidate Bob Turner, snubbing a member of his own party. Koch, a Democrat, said he would endorse Turner over Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin to replace disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.The former mayor said he turned to Turner for his support of Israel.

Andy Sullivan and Peter King about Bob Turner and The Tea Party

At a local Queens fundraiser Congressman King still takes time to see the little people. Being born and raised in Queens Pete never forgets where he came from and we need people like that in office. Check out what a true man of dignity says and does.


“Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder”: Savage Solutions is the twentieth book written by conservative radio personality Michael Savage.
In the book, Michael Savage accuses liberals and leftists of making political moves which undermine the basic tenets of American life including marriage, the U.S. Constitution, The bill of rights, and the Ten Commandments. One chapter is dedicated to his criticisms of radical Islam, which he calls “Islamofascism”. In each chapter is a “Savage Spotlight of Truth” that purports to cast a light on how liberals spread their political agenda.

“Liberalism is a Mental Disorder” stayed on the Top 10 New York Times best-seller list for several months after its release on April 12, 2005. So, we may still have a chance to survive :-)

Michael Savage Stupidest Caller Ever Welfare Money From Obama Stash, Illegal Aliens; Open Borders!

And what is really dangerous – this woman is US Citizen and VOTES!!!

Michael Savage Tears A Liberal Professor up who supports Illegals

Putin on the Ritz

 

Vladimir Putin goes to bed one evening and Stalin appears to him in a dream. Putin asks Stalin for some help with the state of Russian economy, crime, etc… Stalin says:
“Round up and shoot every male between the age of 21 & 30 and then paint the inside of the Kremlin blue.”
Putin asks:
“Why blue?”
Stalin retorts:
“I knew you would ask me about the second part first”

 

 

 

 


Press release

August 11,2011

On Tuesday, August 9th, leaders and entrepreneurs of Citizens Magazine met with their representative, Congressman Michael Grimm of New York’s 13th Congressional District. With the goal of reinvigorating political awareness and participation among the thriving Russian American Communities within the district, the meeting with Congressman Grimm went a long way in setting forth a roadmap for such efforts.

Photo: Ilya Galak

                American politics may sometimes seem foreign to many immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Russia. Active participation in this foreign political system may even be regarded as futile with no real connection to everyday life. However, over the last several years, it has become apparent to even the most skeptical, that political developments and policy decisions affect Americans in every aspect of their lives. The Russian American Communities, as every American community, feels every shockwave of economic downturns, every surge in unemployment and every setback in our efforts to secure the nation.

It seems as if Staten Island and Brooklyn finally have a dedicated organization made up of district residents willing to take on the leadership role to find the voice of its hard working and concerned community. Most importantly, in Congressman Grimm, it appears that we have a representative who is determined to hear the voices of all his constituents and their respective communities. Congressman Grimm expressed his commitment to support the efforts of Citizens Magazine in its community outreach.

Therefore, the Russian American Communities’ access to the political process should not be limited to meetings. At the end of this year, Congressman Grimm has promised to address the concerns of the Russian American Community directly by participating in an event planned by Citizens Magazine. Additionally, Congressman Grimm has agreed to find a place in his office for a volunteer liaison to serve the 13th District’s Russian speaking residents.

Most importantly the District Office of Congressman Grimm has promised to send a staff representative to attend  “Staten Island Stands With Israel” at the Staaten on August 24th at 7P.M. Congressman Grimm expressed his regret in having to miss the event due to a Congressional trip overseas, but, has offered his full support.

With the potential of a strong partnership being forged, the Russian American Communities of Staten Island and Brooklyn can look forward to many opportunities to become engaged in the political process and actively participate in the preservation of the American dream that brought them and their families to this great nation.

For additional information regarding the event “Staten Island Stands With Israel” please visit www.citizensmagazine.com

 

Politicians, are you kidding me?

Posted: August 1, 2011 in Economy

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U. S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay.
While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full pay retirement after serving one term.
It just does not make any sense.
Sandy Miller

Russia 1917. Russia owes a lot of money to different countries. Corrupted politicians. War with the rich. Community organizers. Sounds familiar?