Bring Back Ellis Island The Isle of Vetting Where You Had to Go Home If You Were Sick.

Bring Back Ellis Island

50% of Federal criminal prosecutions are for illegal aliens for such crimes as murders, drug dealings, human trafficking, rapes, child molestation’s, burglary’s, child pornography, armed robberies, assaults, grand larceny auto,  and weapons charges.

Many countries are releasing their criminal populations so they don’t have to pay for them and deal with their criminal activities as Fidel Castro did in Cuba with the Mariel Boat Armada. Many of these Cuban refugees had been released from jails and mental health facilities in Cuba into our populations. Are we stupid to allow this whenever anyone wants to come here at our expense financially and diminishing the quality of our lives?

Wake up America. Bring back Ellis Island so we can bring in good people in an intelligent and reasonable way. We need to welcome immigrants but in on our terms. We have a system so why don’t we use it and take in the ones who applied first. How many of us like people jumping the line? We have been in the midst of an invasion for years perhaps decades. We are in the middle of a major crime spike and all our politicians say at their news conference is:”that’s terrible, we won’t tolerate it”, but their actions are worthless.

I am tired of seeing the news with the heading “Breaking News”
The cost to Americans for prisons, transportation, housing, food, clothes, processing them through the justice system (more judges, court reporters, court officers, cooks, clerks, etc) clerical costs, customs officers, I.C.E., Marshals, and prison guards is in the billions of dollars. That’s your hard earned tax dollars. To administer health care and everything else is close to $100,000 dollars per prisoner. Don’t forget if moms are in jail then we have to support their kids and those who care for them.

Eventually most of the prisoners will be released into the general population many with no skills and they will again commit more crimes and inflict pain on the American people .The recidivist rate is about 70% which means they will eventually go back to prison again. And once more we will pay.

These illegal invaders of which most are,(some are very legitimate) enter this country with the help of the drug cartels, mules, our President and elected officials They don’t pay a dime to us but they pay the drug cartels and mules $6,000 + to get across the border. Then they get some fresh clothes, a hot meal, shower, toiletries, some travel cash and a free cell phone. And then they are on their way to a neighborhood near you without getting your permission.

Most of us pay for health insurance, deductibles and co pay’s not to mention all the other things required to live. For them it’s like winning the lottery. Keep in mind that their annual wages are around $2,000 – $2,500 a year in Guatemala, $4,000 a year in El Salvador, and $2,500 a year in Honduras. So when we hand them a package of goods and services worth over $100,000 that will continue for who knows how long, they are racing to our borders. They are literally striking it rich on our dime.

Some are legitimate but we don’t vet them, do security checks or check their health status. So we don’t know. Do they test them for diseases? Any illegal in their right mind will seek asylum saying we are victims of crimes, political and religious persecution or whatever their trainers teach them to say. The cartels charge around $6,000 and more per head. If you multiply that by 200,000 entries a month, that’s 1 billion two hundred million a month to the cartels. That’s food that feeds the drug trade and the cartels who handle it.

The 200,000 people are those that we catch but how many slip through the system, so the numbers are higher. In essence if you connect the dots we the United States of America are subsidizing the cartels and the drug trade thereby killing 100,000 plus Americans of our own annually. The government is a co-conspirator and acting in concert with the cartels like organized crime. That’s a “RICO” violation. Passed in 1970, AKA “the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations” Act.

To violate “RICO”, a person must engage in a pattern of racketeering activity connected to an enterprise. The law defines 35 offenses as constituting racketeering, including gambling, murder, kidnapping, drug dealing, bribery, foreign commerce, robbery, dealing in obscene matter, theft, fraud, obstruction of justice, slavery, money laundering. Human smuggling, acts of terrorism and others. It’s already been documented that people on the U.S.A. terrorist watch list have been caught but then there are those that have not been caught. What happened to the words “Remember 911?”

There is only one way to accept foreigners and that is by vetting them, checking their backgrounds and they should get at the back of the line and wait their turn like all the others who want to come to America. Bring back Ellis Island.

The deadly drug fentanyl kills over 100,000 Americans a year mostly under 40 years old.90 percent of it comes from China across the southern border. If you like to kill Americans then don’t finish the wall.
The completion of the wall on the southern border will lower the amount of drugs entering our country and lower the number of deaths and crime that is caused by these drugs. We must secure the Southern border and restore law and order for and to Americans. You might even get a hospital bed a little earlier if less people invade our emergency rooms.

Israel built a wall and eliminated 99 % of the crime and carnage that came from the other side. If walls don’t work then why does Nancy Pelosi want one around her house as does the Clinton’s and Obama’s? Why do sporting arenas have walls; to control who come in? The same for prisons, computers, houses and the like.

Common sense must be the policy of our political leaders. Pick your politicians by what they say and do and not whether you like them or not. There are not too many likable politicians these days.
We all want to feel and be safe but our leaders in Washington D.C. are not listening

Responsible leadership would bring back Ellis Island but they prefer to import new Democrat voters to keep them in office for ever.




Mid-term elections fall of 2022 will determine if Americans are coming together

One of the major problems today is that people don’t respect each other’s right to “agree to disagree”. Freedom of speech is at stake. 1st amendment rights are being desecrated and trampled on by our friends, family, institutions of government and others. Can you listen with tolerance and patience without hating if you can’t have a meeting of the minds? This is a big problem in America.

As Abraham Lincoln said as he tried to bring the country together after the Civil War which was not civil at all. “With malice toward none with charity for all” spoken in his second inaugural address for his second term as president.

He wanted to bring the country together after the worst war in American history where it is estimated that over 600,000- 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died for their beliefs.

Righteousness prevailed and freed the slaves. The 2022 mid-term elections in the fall will see if we as a nation are coming together. Less than 4 months away.



Is White Supremacy the Biggest Threat to America or is it White Men or Both? Says Who?

President Joe Biden said that the biggest threat to America is White supremacy. He also says that the country has systemic racism. He says it all the time but he never backs it up with the Department of Justice statistics (D.O.J.) or any data for that matter. Talk is cheap but words matter. Sometimes it gets people killed.

In public service for 50 years, President Biden has aligned himself with segregationist but changes his politics whenever it is politically expedient. He has been to the inner cities of our country where minorities are murdering each other in extremely large numbers?  Cities like Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, N.Y., L.A., mostly blue cities (Democrat cities) run by left wing leaders with no common sense; i.e. “No Bail” laws for recidivists who keep on committing felonies over and over again after they are released without bail and most never return to court until they are caught another time committing another crime and then released again.

Or allowing looting/shoplifting up to $950 – $1,000. It`s restitution for the past sins, oppression and the racism by White people. But most of these forgiven crimes are perpetrated against minorities. What does President Biden and the Democrats do? Nothing. President Trump offers thousands of troops to any Mayor or Governor who will allow him to clean up the crime as much as possible in the inner urban cities run by Democrats.

The Democrat politicians refuse Trumps offer because if Trump is successful it will cost the Democrats votes. That’s what Democrats think of Black lives and Spanish lives and all lives in crime ridden neighborhoods. Votes matter, not minority lives. And their favorite weapon is the “race card”.

President Obama and President Biden ran for office on the platform of bringing Americans together and uniting us. But when they ran out of “ammo” for minority votes they used the “race card”. Promises unfulfilled.

For 50 years minorities have voted for the Democrats who promised to reduce crime and crime has not changed. President Trump was eager to attack the high murder rates in minority communities but Democrat mayors would not allow him to bring in the military. Are these politicians self hating minorities that they would not welcome saving the lives of their own people?

What am I missing? I just don’t get it. It is the primary mission of all politicians to protect all citizens of every race. But they do not take a strong initiative or take that seriously.

Can we say gross negligence and dereliction of duty? Lives don’t matter only votes do.

The Biden administration surrounds themselves with people who use techniques that will cover his a__s. Press secretaries, department heads when asked a question will redirect the questions, side track, talk around it,”ropadope,” double talk, blame the previous administration,walk away when they know they have been had and can’t answer the question, redirect the questioner to another department, answer the question with an answer that doesn’t relate to the original question , insult the questioner , tell the questioner they know the answer to the question or that they have already answered it when in fact they haven’t etc.

They are more interested in appointing people who have multi “woke” attributes as opposed to specific work related skills. For example: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot has several. She is female, she is Black and she is gay. Many are selected in this way like President Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. She is an immigrant, she is black, she is queer as she puts it, she is a female and lastly she is the first of her kind.

Is there anything wrong with this? No, but it seems to take precedence over selecting someone who has the best qualifications and skills. In the Biden administration it is a selection of these and others who can spin the news, replace him as speaker in taking questions that Biden is weak at as well as he doesn’t have the stamina or mental acuity to survive a long question period, can’t remember names, places he has been, have credible answers that are fluent and can perform convincingly not to mention he is an embarrassment on the world stage to our allies and whatever friends we have left and he emboldens our enemies to intimidate and invade countries.

Wake up America and stop making the same mistakes.

The Democrats are all about holding power and influence and the people are secondary. With Trump it’s the opposite. As a billionaire he has and knows power and influence. He wants his legacy to be; get rid of the corruption, the swamp, the deep state, the Marxists everywhere and give America back to the people and away from the criminals and power brokers who are destroying our country.

President Biden as he always says “Folks I know the deal” He does but why doesn’t he do something about it or at least talk about it. Why doesn’t anyone talk about it except the conservative media which is being eliminated by corporate America?

Why doesn’t the media as CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, HLN, NY Times, Washington Post and others talk about the epidemic of black on black crimes in America? Why is it that the House of Representative and the Senate that is controlled by Democrats thru 12/31/22 don’t breathe a word of it?

Why don’t the alleged Black church leaders like Reverend Farrakhan, Reverend Jessie Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Wright (the church where the Obama’s went for 16 years and listened to a preacher who preached hatred for whites and Jews) why don’t they raise hell, condemn these crimes and create a plan to try and save Black lives, save their own race and make America safer for everyone? Are they schooled and ordained as Reverends or self proclaimed like the Reverend Al Sharpton where it is suspected he gets a piece of the action when he is involved as an advocate especially when there is an alleged White on Black crime. I never see him publically advocating for Black on Black victims of crimes. There is definitely a racial aspect to his “business model”. But then again I could be wrong. Do Black lives matter only when the alleged perpetrator is White?

Why don’t Black politicians especially in Washington D.C. cry out in despair and do something? Why don’t the Black Mayors, District Attorneys, U.S. Attorneys rally and establish a plan to save Black lives? The only place I hear about saving Black lives comes from conservative media and the White House under President Trump.

Why didn’t the first Black President in American history who served 2 terms and was elected mostly by Whites establish this as one of his priorities? What did the first Black American President do for his own people and for the rest of Americans to bring the races together? Every time there was an alleged White on Black crime the President was the first to the gate to condemn the alleged White perpetrator even before knowing all the facts in the case and often he was wrong. Why did he prejudge the alleged crime?

Our jurisprudence system says were all innocent until proven guilty by a jury of one’s’ peers. When Obama speaks out prematurely without knowing all the facts he is causing a great injustice to the principles of law and justice and inciting his own race to hate Whites or anyone who has attacked a Black person. This is either deliberate or an act of stupidity or both.

Is he pandering to minorities at the expense of White people? Does he truly and deeply believe that whenever there is an alleged White perpetrator against a Black alleged victim that the White perpetrator is always guilty even before President Obama has all the facts and evidence before him?

If memory serves me, President Obama was out there prejudicing the public and more importantly a future jury using his Presidential pulpit by condemning the White guy long before all the evidence was gathered, a jury selected and the verdict by a jury of one’s peers was in.

And when he is found to have errored he doesn’t apologize. The sad thing is he is a highly educated Columbia University graduate and a Harvard law school graduate. So he knows the rules of evidence and the fact that all men and woman are innocent until proven guilty. But not in President Obama’s world.

Remember that before he was President and Senator he was a community activist so perhaps he fell back to his old habits of stirring the pot of anti White behavior to advance his base and his career. Just a thought. Why is this “perhaps” thought? Because he ran on a platform of bringing Americans together and he did just the opposite to our great disappointment. We needed a Black leader to bring Whites and Blacks and Hispanics together and united. He failed perhaps intentionally.

The “Black Lives” protesters burnt down cities, police stations with police in it, looted and destroyed infrastructure, assaulted police and first responders in the name of “Black lives matter”. And Mayors told the police to “stand down” even though most of the damage was to minorities many of whom were Black. It seems that a Black life matters only when it is taken by a White cop. When Blacks kill each other it’s OK.

George Floyd Jr. is murdered by a White cop and the rioters destroy their own communities in protest. That’s one good reason for not legalizing “weed”.

Where was President Obama and why didn’t he rise to the occasion to save thousands of young Black lives? That is a legacy any Black leader would pursue. Why did Democrat officials reject Presidents Trumps’ offer of thousands of American troops to end the rioting and destruction and go into the inner cities and try and reduce the Black on Black crimes?

Is this their agenda to keep the status quo and if so why? Why aren’t minority mothers and fathers rioting in the streets and marching to Washington D.C. to demand justice and safety to their crime ridden communities and to save precious Black lives dying every day, every week and every year for decades? It’s almost like genocide by their own people.

News anchor Don Lemon said “The biggest terror threat in this country is White men”. He should look in the mirror and say what about Black men killing Black men in urban cities, mostly blue cities. It’s an epidemic. Why is he out of touch with reality? Because he finds Trump offensive and hates him and probably White people too. If a White man or woman said anything near that they would have lost their job or forced to resign.

There is a double standard that permeates our political and criminal justice system. The Democrat government weaponized the FBI and the Justice department against their political opponents and the Republicans and conservatives let them get away with it. We expect that from RHINOS but not from true conservatives and Republicans.

There is no fight in the Republican party. The leadership has been corrupted and around too long and have their fingers in the proverbial pie in one form or another. Many are part of the “Deep State”, the “Swamp” and won’t give up their “candy” that they are addicted too. It’s a real sickness.

So when an outsider who is independently wealthy doesn’t need power, money or prestige because he already has it comes to Washington D.C, to clean up the filth, they Republicans and Democrats alike will and did everything imaginable to destroy his credibility and get rid of him so they can continue to go to the “candy store”. It’s a political drug. How is it that so many come to Washington, D.C, to serve the people  mostly middle class, some poor and some wealthy ; the poor and middle class become rich and the wealthy become richer . That’s the “Deep State” and the “Swamp” in action.

Five of the top fifteen richest counties in America are just outside of Washington D.C. Number one is Loudoun County and number two is Falls Church. Can we connect the dots?

And the people keep voting for the same people because they watch the progressive media since the conservative media is far and few in terms of number of stations. The biased media is somehow involved and supports much of the bad behavior.

Most Americans don’t watch conservative news and commentators so basically they are getting a one sided picture.

It’s time for term limits. It’s time for a law that makes it illegal for any politician or media to knowingly lie to gain a political advantage or send a mythical falsehood because they don’t like someone.

It’s time for laws that make it a crime if a politician or media outlet knowingly lies to affect the results of an election or legislative action.

It’s time for standardization of Federal and State sentencing regulations. One guy gets 10 years for the same crime that someone gets 1 year for.

Don Lemon should be attacking the main stream media and Democrat leadership for not saving his Black race from crime in urban as well as crime in all areas of this country on Blacks, Asians, Whites, Hispanics, and Native Americans.

But he prefers to call Whites the biggest terror threat in America. Never offers data or statistics, only offers hateful political rhetoric. Never talks about illegal guns as the culprit and always blames guns that are legal. Now if that isn’t racism then what is?

Mr. Lemon is an intelligent, educated professional but he expounds hatred and racism that divides all Americans. As a news anchor and commentator he should be objective and do some statistical homework rather than stir the pot of hatred and bring violence on each other by his unfounded racist words. Words matter! Votes matter!

We don’ need to hate each other. We need to come together like President Obama and President Biden promised they would do when they ran for President but never fulfilled their promises.

Is this a political agenda that the media is going along with and he like so many others in the media are following a political policy that is mandated by Democrat leaders from the top down that have influence over the media, the FBI the US Attorney’s office and large tech like Twitter that leaches down to the local politicians and Mayors across the blue states?

The big question is why?

President Biden frequently claims that the country has systemic racism. It’s true; it’s called “Affirmative Action” in government jobs, contracts, universities and private industry by eliminating the best for the lesser best and the use of quota systems against the other people of color, Whites and Asians.

Has the President not been aware of the numbers of Americans being killed by fentanyl coming from China, 90 percent transported through the southern border killing over 110,000 Black, White, Spanish, Asians and Brown Americans a year yet the press and the government never talk about it.

By keeping open borders and allowing millions of unknown people to enter at will we the people represented by our elected officials are giving China and the cartels a billion dollar franchise industry in fentanyl killing our young who are supposed to be our future, allowing murder, crime, gun smuggling, human trafficking, child abuse and rape to persist while we as Americans can’t leave or return to this country without a passport and at one time proof of a Covid vaccination. I would say that our government is killing its own and not following the US Constitution to protect their citizens and our sovereignty.

We are the only country in the world that does not protect and respect our own borders. We have weak leadership at all levels and many are corrupt.

Between fentanyl(killing over 110,000 or more a year), Covid 19(killed over 1 million Americans mostly those with 4 co-morbidities and over the age of 60(75 % or better), spies disguised as students ( over 300,000 alleged students from China in this country many not showing up for class), the infiltration by China  of a spy driving Senator Diane Feinstein around for 20 years, (who was obviously unvetted or was hired in a quid pro quo deal  by a unsuspecting Senator) ; A congressman Eric Swalwell having a relationship with Chinese spy “Fang Fang” while he was on the House Intelligence Committee and never released from that committee after the spy was discovered and he never resigned ; we have and are being invaded by the Chinese with spy balloons, Chinese buying up land all over America near our sensitive military and nuclear facilities  and the President says White supremacy is the biggest threat to America and Don Lemon says its White men. That is pure unadulterated racism, racial propaganda and stupidity. Poor leadership and a biased hateful media that chose to divide us rather than protect us is a bigger threat to our country.

The fentanyl drug problem coming across the southern border with the help of China, Mexico, the cartels and yes our government is killing 300 Americans a day with the help of the Democrats and Joe Biden is equivalent to 2 Boeing 737 airplanes crashing every day, 365 days a year and killing all the passengers on board. Wholesale murder by the Democrat party under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, President Biden with the help of “RHINOS”, the ignorance and stupidity of American voters who keep putting these people in office over and over again.

This is numerically worse than the murderous governments of North Korea, Iran, Cuba, and perhaps even Russia. This has been going on for years and years so these numbers add up.

Why? Can anyone connect the dots and the motives of the officials who were voted in to protect us from enemies at home, foreign and abroad? An ill informed voting public is a danger to our country. And who is keeping them ill informed? The “Fourth Estate” that is 90 percent of the media, including social media which are all an arm of the Democrat party.

No patriotic administration would allow any of these planes to take off nor would the flying public fly in one until the problem was corrected. Deliberate malfeasance? I thought killing people in masses was a crime. It is criminal (RICO Act) of the highest order by government. Another woke policy? Perhaps genocide?

Our government is acting criminally by keeping open borders, allowing these drugs to come in along with diseases, undesirables, terrorist, in violation of our Constitution etc. is the greatest crime by an American government against its own people in our history and is a RICO violation.

So again I ask you are White men and White Supremacy the greatest threat to America?

They say our police forces and Whites are racists but what about our government allowing the murders of young Black and Hispanic people; isn’t that racist? Isn’t that systemic racism by one’s own government?

Keeping open borders is racism systemically. And the charismatic Black leaders who only attack Whites and allow Blacks to die, aren’t they self hating racists? Why is this not on the front pages of every news paper, on every liberal media channel and radio station, or the main story at every White House news conference?

Why won’t our Black leaders tackle this head on? The powers within would not allow President Trump to bring in thousands of Federal troops to begin a process to eradicate the sale and distribution of fentanyl, guns and other drugs and in doing so reduce the deaths of mostly young Black men . But they still call him a racist and anti-Semite.

The real systemic racism in America is coming straight from Washington D.C., Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat House of Representatives and the Senate.  By allowing the deaths of Americans here on our own soil and allowing   millions and millions of illegal’s coming into this country across the southern border will vote Democrat for generations and keep them in power forever. This is changing our culture with only one goal in mind and that is keeping Democrats in power forever and that has the appearance of racism without the people having a voice. That sounds like racism to me.

What about black families where 70% of the fathers are missing from the home and mothers are either married to the government or out there working hard to make a living to support their families by themselves?

White supremacy and or White men are not holding black youth back. It’s the lack of 2 parents in 70 percent of the family’s that is causing young black people to fall behind when they go to the same schools as whites and have the same opportunities. It’s the crime from open borders that allow drugs into our urban cities for kids to sell. In part it’s the failure to respect authority some of it taught in the home and on the streets, where gangs become the family that some never had.

Minorities have more opportunities because of affirmative action, special programs and grants to them that whites don’t have .Poor Whites and Asians have similar disadvantages as any minority especially in a single parent household. But they don’t get the same help.

The government has their hands on the scales of the lady of justice making it harder for Whites and Asians to compete and being treated fairly because of sins of others that they had not participated in. This is systemic racism against the innocent.

Blacks and Hispanics have advantages over poor Asians and poor Whites especially when there are 2 parents in their households. If you check on an application that you are Black, Hispanic, or Native American you are given opportunities and advantages over poor or middle class whites and Asians not to mention those without fathers and or mothers.

Yet more than half of Hispanics are White. Why are they considered minorities when Asians represent 6 percent, Hispanics 19 percent, Blacks around 13 percent and Jews 2 percent of our population?

Affirmative Action doesn’t consider family economics, wealth, in addition, doesn’t factor in as a minority the number of people as in the case of Asians (6%) and Jews (2%).

Since Affirmative Action was implemented 55 + years ago the economic and crime stats are pretty much the same so that affirmative action in most cases is not working nor is it attacking a major root cause the lack of fathers in the family unit. It makes these groups dependent on government and frees them of taking responsibility. And to make matters worse it discriminates against other groups who have the same or similar afflictions.

A new formula needs to be implemented to represent what a minority is and should include economic and wealth factors, the percentage of each group , as well as the lack of fathers in the all household, Black, White, Asian, Hispanics, Native Americans are all at a huge disadvantage, especially boys without fathers. That will affect their learning abilities.

Questions have to be answered. Are Hispanics minorities if more than half are white? Are Asians and Jews when they are 6 percent and 2 percent of the population and many with low incomes and some with single parents in the house?

Both are highly discriminated against as far as racial crimes go. The highest achievers percentage wise, the most peaceful low crime groups are the most victimized with regard to hate crimes. The Asian Americans had nothing to do with bringing in Covid to our shores.

Give incentives to absentee fathers to get them back into the household or at least participate as part of the family unit to bring guidance and leadership to their children. Don’t blame white supremacy and systemic racism as the primary cause which encourages and breeds hostility amongst races.

The primary causes lie in the disintegration of the family unit. Part of which is caused by Fentanyl, and other drugs that are one of the underlying causes of the breakdown of any family of all races and groups.

Our leaders don’t care about the destruction and death of our minority brothers and sisters in the minority communities inundated by crime mostly due to the sale and distribution of drugs like fentanyl coming across the southern border.

Young men trying to make money with no father figures to guide them in the right direction. These mostly young men are defending their drug territories and in the process killing each other.

When you hear the cry of white supremacy or systemic racism by political leaders like President Biden that this is America’s biggest problem, they never give statistics from the Department of Justice, the FBI or the U.S. Attorneys’ office.

Why? Because white supremacy is a small problem, they know it and these lies are to distract the minority communities from the real problems and try and draw them to vote for Democrats. The real systemic racism is reverse discrimination and “Affirmative Action” that deliberately and systemically puts whites and Asians aside in favor of Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans.

Don Lemon of CNN said the biggest threat to America is White men. President Biden said it was White Supremacy. This misinformation is promulgated primarily by White politicians to gain minority votes and the net effect is the hostility between the races. And to make matters worse, Black leaders say and do nothing to enlighten their own.

Other news casters and politicians some alleged to be racists or alleged to support racist ideology like Joy Reed, Reverend Al Sharpton, Chris Mathews, Rachel Maddow sends similar messages. These callous, caustic words and misinformation are creating a lot of hatred and ill will toward White men, woman and children and in some cases discrimination, violence and death.

If a White newscaster would say such things about Blacks or Hispanics they would be fired immediately. There is a double standard. Of course those statements by Lemon and Biden were unsubstantiated and intended to draw votes from minorities.

There is no single “biggest threat to America” as Don Lemon and President Biden preached. There are many threats, like the powers running this country; its poor leadership supported by Marxist ideology.

When Mark Zuckerberg can spend 450 million dollars and George Soros not far behind him to sway the results of an election then something is not right. Money should not determine the outcome of an election. There should be new laws against this.

It is colleges and universities that suppress conservative thoughts and speech; It is the media that suppress news and free speech and knowingly disseminate misinformation to help Democrat candidates; like the epidemic of black youth killing each other, like millions of people, good ,bad or otherwise crossing the southern border from 150 + countries , including ,terrorist, drug dealers, human traffickers, fentanyl killing over 110,000 American youth who are our future, illegal’s overloading our medical infrastructure , classrooms, and budgets and in many instances voting; the fake news from the media, FBI, U S attorney’s office suppressing and or disseminating misinformation to change the outcome of an election, the mismanagement of our military as teaching CRT instead of effecting a smart and safe departure from Afghanistan where we left behind our allies, friends, Bagram air base, 87 billion dollars worth of the best and most technically advanced military equipment to our enemies to kill us or our allies and also copy our technology that we spent billions on developing; and leaving from the wrong airport which lead to the deaths of 13 of our best men and woman of the armed services due to gross negligence and misfeasance.

These are some of the greatest threats to America and not White supremacy or systemic racism. It’s our own government destroying our country from within by making decisions that benefit our enemies more than our country. Try and connect the dots.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” William Shakespeare

Just before the 2020 Presidential election 51 senior intelligence officials lied and signed a document that Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian mis-information. They were proven wrong. But they knew the truth anyway and tried to sway the election. It looks like they did.

How about a law against lying to Americans especially before an election and/or willfully holding back information to affect the outcome of an election(i.e. the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop) as has been alleged against Twitter, other social media, news channels, the FBI, US Attorney’s office, the White House press corp., etc. None even got as much as a slap on the wrist.

There should be a Federal law against politicians and public officials who lie. Most of us believe what they say because we don’t know any better and we wind up voting for people who mislead us by lying.

Then there is BLM, Antifa, the Generals who masterminded the dumbest withdrawal from Afghanistan, the selection of senior government officials by identity politics (Females, Blacks, homosexuals, transgender, and any combinations of these groups of people); government and schools taking over the role of parents by teaching children about sex, introducing them at an early age to homosexual entertainers, transgender and cross dressing people, teaching gender selection; politicians who are allowed to lie with impunity (need a law against that), public officials who take money from foreign governments including our enemies when these public officials make decisions that are not in our best interests but in the interests of the government or group that gave them money, creating a conflict of interest.

It’s Colleges and Universities that don’t allow free conservative speech; affirmative action programs which is reverse discrimination ; pandering to minorities; career politicians (need term limits across the board) and the attacks by school boards on parents rights because parents Black and White, Asian and Hispanics don’t want “CRT” corrective race theory taught to their kids. Basically CRT is teaching that minorities are the oppressed and it’s the Whites that are the oppressors. Thus creating hatred at a very early age.

What is missing is that we Americans can’t connect the dots, can’t tell there is a double standard of justice that affects all of us; can’t see the forest from the trees, buy all the lies and propaganda told to us and later we find out it to be false. We as citizens and voters are a major part of the problem!

So I ask you is White supremacy the greatest threat to America so says the President and is the White man the greatest threat to our nation so says Don Lemon of CNN? You decide.

For the greatest threat to America here are some candidates for us to consider.

The greatest threats to America  is the Marxist movement that is promoting  “Wokeness”, open Southern borders; It’s the crime wave in blue cites due to the fentanyl industry with the raw material sourced from China, manufactured and distributed by the Mexican cartels, protected by illegal guns (93% of crimes are committed with illegal guns). The greatest threats to America are  the “woke” politicians mainly working in the White House; You can add to your list  the liberal and left wing media, the weaponization of Federal law enforcement agencies, George Soros, the  premature war on fossil fuels which is part of the problem causing higher fuel prices from which 6,000 products are by-products in part from fossil fuels which evolved into another great threat to Americans  namely inflation and last but not least lobbyists, PACs, the military elite under its current leadership, the  FBI and the Justice Department under their  current leaders  and the left wing  people in Washington D.C. all  who are making our country the laughing stock of the world, and losing if not already have lost respect for what is supposed to be the greatest country in the world.

Remember, that if the media won’t report the truth then Americans are making decisions based on lies and propaganda. There should be laws against politicians, the media and public officials for lying to affect an election. This is a serious issue we should all be aware of.

The greatest threat to America is our executive leadership in the White House, the media who hide his imperfections and lies, the media who defends his compromised family, the Democrat politicians who lie with impunity, and Americans who are ill informed or vote for people they like rather than policies that would benefit Americans and America.

The Presidential election is not a popularity contest but a vote for sound policies.




Open Mic Meeting – March 30, 2022

Instead of listening to candidates and elected officials, our March 30th club meeting listened to YOU!  Members, non-members and the general public were invited to speak.

Havurat Yisrael, 106-20 70 Avenue, Forest Hills

AGENDA started at 7:35
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Reading of club’s Mission Statement (Jim)
3. Roll call of officers and board members (Vic)
4. Reading of the February 23rd minutes (Sean)
5. Report of the Correspondence Secretary (Brenda)
6. Report of the Financial Secretary (Carol)
7. Old Business
(1) NYS Redistricting – April 4, 2022 60-day ruling deadline
(2) NYC’s Foreign Citizen Voting law – April 13, 2022 court date
8. New Business – Open Mic Speakers

2• Jeff Gottlieb
4• Phil McManus
7• Diane Sare
8• Amit Lal
9• Anthony Cibelli
10• Tzlil Levy
11• Jim Strawhorn
12• Arik Tomaszewski
14• Martin Henri
16• Kathleen Jones
17• Stephen Weiner
18• Rowen Giles
19• Alan Sherman
20• Rawatee Lal
21• David Kemp
22• Regina Faighes
23• Steve Speer

9. Adjournment ended at 9:31

19 officials invited.  Mayor Eric Adams, Comptroller Brad Lander; Public Advocate Jumaane Williams; Bob Holden, CD30; Lynn Schulman 29CD; Jim Gennaro, 24CD; Grace Meng, CD6; Gregory Meeks, CD5; Toby Ann Stavisky, SD16; Joe Addabbo, SD15; Leroy Comrie, SD 14; Brian Barnwell, AD30; Jeffrion Aubry, AD35; Catalina Cruz, AD39; Jenifer Rajkumar, AD38; David Weprin, AD24; Daniel Rosenthal, AD27; Nily Rozic, AD25; and Melinda Katz (Rokeya Akhter), Queens DA.

4 responses received:
• Brian Barnwell (AD30) “we should be in midst of debating Budget Bills”
• Lya Rothmann for Toby Stavisky (SD16) “will be in Albany working on the budget”
• Rokeya Akhter for Melinda Katz (DA) said she will send someone, but no one showed up.
• Mayor Eric Adams’ office declined.


Forest Park, a Perpetual Gift from a Dead City

by Gregory Bresiger

This article was written some two years ago by a former Kew Gardens resident, who left New York because increasing crime on the subways frightened his family.

Our beloved Forest Park, which is just outside my home on Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens, is a park with a remarkable history. It goes from central Queens, where I live, several miles to the Brooklyn/Queens border. This gorgeous woodland, which turned 126 this summer, has a long and storied history. 

The park was the dream of the city of Brooklyn officials who wanted to provide relief to their overstressed big city residents, but they were not New Yorkers. The park was planned by people in a long-gone city, the city of Brooklyn. They’re forgotten, but the gift they gave us continues and should never be forgotten. 

Squier’s Dream 

There is no monument in Forest Park to Frank Squier, the Brooklyn park commissioner of 1894-1895, or to other Brooklyn officials who pushed for the park project, such as James S.T. Stranahan, but there should be. In his first year, Squier began buying woodland for what would become Forest Park. 

The dream of Squier and others was to achieve a wooded oasis for a metropolitan region with an exploding population. The debt to those people of foresight goes on to this day as we see increasing traffic, development and noise on Metropolitan Avenue, Union Turnpike and Park Lane South. 

Some car drivers exiting a nearby highway drive as though they were still on the highway. There is a great need to find some shelter from city traffic madness. Almost all of us want a place of peace, somewhere to find a bit nature, a reminder of what this area once was. 

A Brooklyn Park report in 1896 enthused about the coming “Brooklyn Forest Park,” the original name of our park. The report came some two years before Brooklyn and the Western part of Queens County joined “a consolidated” city, Greater New York City. 

Go East 

But before the city of Brooklyn destroyed itself and joined New York City, Brooklyn officials in the 1890s started to look East. They looked beyond their eastern wards for a natural place to build another big park. 

The City of Brooklyn needed more open spaces because its population more than doubled in the 19th century. Its leaders decided to buy hundreds of acres beyond its Eastern border for a new park in the relatively undeveloped Queens County. In 1892, the New York State Legislature approved the park search and on August 9, 1895, “Brooklyn Forest Park” was opened, according to a New York City Parks Department history. 

A Brooklyn official, Brooklyn Parks Board Commissioner James S.T. Stranahan—a former Congressman who had been one of the founders of Prospect Park and who does have a statute in that renowned Brooklyn park—had a dream that the city might use this Forest Park as a part of a larger project that would span two counties. It would be a magnificent greenspace. 

He “envisioned a series of connecting parks, a greenbelt extending eastward to Jamaica, Queens and westward to Park Slope, Brooklyn,” according to a New York Parks Department history. But the rapid development of the city made it impossible because land prices were skyrocketing as both New York City and the city of Brooklyn grew. The largest remnants of Stranahan’s dream are Prospect and Forest parks. 

Queens was a logical place for Brooklyn officials to look. At the end of the 19th century, it was an almost rural county compared to the great city of Brooklyn. The latter had swallowed up the other municipalities of Kings County, including the city of Williamsburg and the fishing village of Sheepshead’s Bay, among others. 

A Gift from “Kings” 

The impetus for the creation of Forest Park was the result of the overcrowding in eastern part of the city of Brooklyn. It led city officials to look seek relief for the many citizens who couldn’t travel long distances to connect with the region’s disappearing wildlife. 

Brooklyn Forest Park’s planners envisioned a park that would eventually encompass 538 acres. 413 of them wooded. However, some 30 acres of the park were lost in the 1930s owing to a new highway, the Interboro Parkway. 

Squier and his associates found about 500 acres just beyond the Brooklyn city line. To this day a section of the Cypress Hills neighborhood, that borders Queens, is known as “City Line.” That’s because in the 19th century that’s where one part of the big city of Brooklyn ended. Here the wilds of then mostly undeveloped Queens Country began. It would be a place of relief for overstressed big city Brooklynites. 

A Poor Man’s Park; a Handsome Park 

The huge park was to be a wooded area that Brooklyn officials believed would be perfect. 

“It will make one of the handsomest parks in the country,” the Brooklyn Eagle wrote on September 26, 1895 in reviewing plans for the park. Squier’s achievement, along with other dedicated Brooklyn officials, is realized every day when we enjoy Forest Park’s hundreds of acres of nature. They are a buffer of sanity. Forest Park also has many other marvelous features. For example, its topography. 

“The Wisconsin glacier molded this land 20,000 years ago and left the Harbor Hill Moraine, a series of small hills known as knob and kettle terrain,” according to a small history of the Park by the New York City Parks Department history. “The woods were once inhabited by Lenape, Rockaway and Delaware Native Americans.” 

A Treasure of Nature for the Person Without Geld 

The hope was the park would be “a treasure” of nature, municipal officials said. 

Squier explained his dream for this park: “I want to say that Brooklyn Forest Park at Richmond Hill is not intended for the rich. It is intended for the poor man.” I live in Kew Gardens, which was once part of Richmond Hill, an incorporated that village that, along with much of the rest of Queens County, opted to join New York City at the end of the 19th century. 

Forest Park, he wrote, would be for the average person, someone who couldn’t afford to go to a swank vacation spot; someone who needed a nearby place to be in touch with nature in a city that was becoming crowded by the late 19th century. 

“This tract of ground is a fine piece of natural woodland, lying along Long Island ridge in one of its most picturesque spots,” wrote Brooklyn officials in 1896 in the Department of Parks of the City of Brooklyn report: “The contour is generally rolling. From the ridge the prospect is very fine, embracing views over Jamaica Bay to Atlantic Ocean.” The Brooklyn heritage of a view of the great bodies of water from the high reaches of the park continues today. 

Let’s Take a Walk 

Walk on Forest Park Drive from Kew Gardens going west and cross Woodhaven Blvd.—be careful crossing that roadway, which is virtually an autobahn—and continue on Forest Park Drive for about a half mile, skirting the neighborhoods of Glendale, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven. Stay on the left. Get on one of the hills and look down south. There is an incredible view of Jamaica Bay. Here was one of the goals of those gone but not forgotten Brooklyn officials of the last century. 

By the way, go across the border to the hills of Brooklyn’s nearby Highland Park in Cypress Hills. One can see similarly spectacular views of Jamaica Bay. These are views that can relax anyone at any age or in any era. 

Why did Squier, Stranahan and other Brooklyn officials work for years to create this dream of nature in the middle of a big city? 

Forest Park was desperately needed at the end of the 19th century. In 1890 Brooklyn had an exploding population of 833,000. It had increased by some 40 percent in the previous decade. What became a big city was once a sleepy hamlet in the 1830s. It was one of a collection of small municipalities for most of the 19th century before it started swallowing its neighbors. 

By the middle of the century, the city of Brooklyn started to grow. It was the third largest city in the United States for most of the 19th century, it was just behind New York City and Chicago. 

The Great City Builds Parks 

Brooklyn was once an important American city. It was both a port and manufacturing center. It was a big city that had major league baseball and big city newspapers. And it was also a city that could afford a major park system. The system included Prospect Park and Ridgewood/Highland Park, among others. Brooklyn had a considerable city park system that it was creating and improving right up to the end of its Brooklyn Park controversial demise in 1898. 

Brooklyn was part of a city that would be “consolidated” with New York City in 1898 after a referendum was narrowly approved in the spring of 1896. Brooklyn became a part of “Greater New York. Here was a controversial loss of independence that some still debate today. Some embittered Brooklyn residents would call it “the crime of 98.”  

It was the same debate that took place east of Brooklyn in Queens County, where some towns voted to give up their independence and join New York City. Others did not. 

I live in Kew Gardens. (Please see sidebar, “A Little Brooklyn and a Little Queens”). But the city of Brooklyn, before it committed hari-kari, had accomplished great things. 

Indeed, in 1896, a Brooklyn Parks Commission also enthused about the parks that were planned. It singled out the project that was not quite in Brooklyn: 

“The greatest of these parks is Brooklyn Forest Park, the magnificent natural forest stretching along the ridge of hills from Cypress Hills east to Richmond Hill. It is easy of access from all parts of the city, and is destined to be the most attractive pleasure ground in all the greater New York,” according to Brooklyn officials. 

These comments were from the Brooklyn’s annual Parks Department report of 1896. The access mentioned was recent. The New York, Woodhaven and Rockaway Railroad, a vacation railroad built in the 1880s and later taken over by the Long Island Railroad, had a stop nearby as Forest Park was completed. It had been there for about a decade. 

Take the Train to the Park 

The small independent railroad was taken over by the Long Island Railroad. The station was originally called Glendale. But it was later changed to Parkside, according to a history of the Long Island Railroad, “Steels Rise to the Sunrise” by Ron Ziel and George H. Foster. 

The Parkside station, which hooked up with the main line of the Long Island Railroad at White Pot (Forest Hills) Junction near Rego Park, is gone. The Rego Park stop was discontinued in the summer of 1962 (By the way, the LIRR’s main line to New York was originally supposed to go through Brooklyn’s Atlantic Ave. That branch, in the 19th century and early 20th century, had stops almost every half mile from Jamaica to downtown Brooklyn along Atlantic Avenue. But the extension to New York was torpedoed by complaints from residents about virtual 24-hour train traffic along Atlantic Avenue. The LIRR later put the Main Line through the middle of Queens. And it put the Atlantic Avenue trains underground and reduced branch service to a few stops. The Woodhaven stop, for example, was ended about 50 years ago, although it has been the dream of several Queens officials over the last few years that it be restored since downtown Brooklyn, in the last thirty years, has become a hub). 

The Parkside station was located on Metropolitan Avenue just east of Woodhaven Blvd. Where the stop once was is today near the car wash and Trader Joe’s. Train service ended in the summer of 1962 along with the first four stops of the Rockaway branch and Rego Park. The other stops, the southern part of the branch, became part of the New York City subways in the 1950s. 

There were many reasons to come to the new Forest Park in the 1890s, especially for those who liked riding. “At one point there were nine stables in the area next to the park,” according to local historian Jeff Gottlieb. 

“See the Birdie?” 

Forest Park is a natural treasure for many reasons. It is also a bird watchers’ paradise. 

“In the spring, Forest Park is visited by as many as 100 species of migratory birds. Mid May mark the Warbler Wave,” writes Josephine A. Scalia of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department. Scalia also wrote that the park is “filled with songbirds.” I’ve also heard a few woodpeckers who are drawn to the park for the same reason most of us are: Its wonderful trees. 

A Waterhole in the Neighborhood 

Strack Pond, located in a valley in the Woodhaven part of the park near Woodhaven Blvd, is a remarkable place. Chipmunks are there in the spring. They are accompanied by squirrels, raccoons, and skunks. Turtles use the Strack Pond when the weather is warm, according to the Parks Department history. 

Cicada song fills the area and surrounding neighborhoods. Toads also can be heard croaking in the evenings. In mid-summer, hatching butterflies begin to gravitate to the Joe Pye Weed, dogbane, milkweed, thistle, and other native plants. 

The Parks Department also says that in the fall there is a plethora of colors as varieties of trees prepare to drop their leaves. Several species of hawks pass through. Occasional tracks of small mammals are there in the winter. 

The Biggest Forest in the Area 

The park contains 165 acres of trees, including the largest continuous oak forest in Queens. Some trees are more than a century and a half old. It is a haven for native plants and wildlife in the park’s large full-time bird population. Migratory birds pass through in the spring and fall. 

Several trails are available for area residents and urban day hikers. Other facilities include playgrounds, a carousel, a running track at Victory Field, two dog runs, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, and a golf course. 

The park directly or indirectly touches many neighborhoods with its playgrounds, benches, woods, tracks and ballfields. These neighborhoods include parts of Glendale, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens. I grew up in Woodhaven and Richmond Hill in the 1960s and 1970s. Forest Park was our friendly backyard. 

One end of Park Lane South, which parallels the park on the park’s South border, ends at the Brooklyn border at Cypress Hills Cemetery. The other end of the park finishes at Union Turnpike near the highway, which would cut through part of the part in the 1930s. Despite the car incursions, most of the park retains its original feeling of a big forest, a rural environment that can temporarily make one feel as though he or she is living in another part of the country. 

“Simply Woodland” 

But mostly the park is exactly as promised by the Brooklynite leaders of years ago. It is what Squier, the Brooklyn Eagle and others had wanted. It is a glorious urban anomaly: Hundreds of acres of forest in the middle of one of the most crowded cities in the world. Some of this was by design. Some of it was accidental. 

The park has many unique features, one of them accidential. For instance, Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, was indirectly involved in the park’s development. His firm worked on Forest Park, but the elderly, ailing, Olmsted actually did little work on it, according to a writer who studied his life. 

That was significant in how the park developed in the 1890s, according to Olmsted’s biographer, Justin Martin, of Forest Hills Gardens.“Frederick Law Olmsted,” Martin said, “would have been in full health decline during the pertinent years; his son, Frederick Law Olmsted. was running the firm.” 

That had a decided effect on the park; an effect that we enjoy today at a time of urban crowding. It meant the park would be less developed, according to Martin.”The other distinction I made is that Forest Park is not very landscaped, as parks go,” added Martin. “It’s not full of design features a la Central or Prospect Park. Lots of it is simply woodland.” 

Very Few Know Its Name 

There’s another distinctive park characteristic besides its easy on the landscaping approach; its decided pastoral flavor. Forest Park, unlike other major, often famous, New York City parks such as Central Park or Flushing Meadow or Prospect parks, is little known. It is not only mainly woods; it is virtually in the backwoods of the city in Central Queens County. It is a place millions of New Yorkers know little about and some of whom spurn as kind of place populated by Yahoos or Archie Bunkers. 

Ergo, few tourists visit this part of the Big Apple because it is not in the center of the city. 

The park’s relative inaccessibility is possibly one of the reasons it retains its pastoral quality. 

Consequently, since it has no worldwide reputation and no train connection, Forest Park, unlike some other city parks, is not overtaxed. Forest Park’s visitor numbers, compared to other major city parks, are rather small. Forest Park, according to the City Parks Department, only has about 900,000 visitors a year. Central Park and Prospect Park respectively have some 25 million and 10 million visitors annually. Inadequate public transit and promotion seem part of the reason. Indeed, train access has actually decreased over the past 60 years. 

The Long Island Railroad and Forest Park 

Forest Park has buses on its periphery and in the middle. It has one non-passenger railroad line going through the middle of the park through Myrtle Avenue, but it has no direct subway or train connection. LIRR railroad passenger access ended about 60 years ago. 

Austin Corbin, was a late 19th century president of the Long Island Railroad. It was a railroad that was originally supposed to link with New England through a Long Island Sound connection. It was a connection that required congressional approval but Corbin died before it could be obtained. Corbin is one of the heroes in the building of Forest Park. He co-operated in its development, ensuring the railroad and its bridges didn’t hinter its development. 

“He (Corbin) was much interested in the natural beauties of the park, and offered to aid in its development in every way that was possible,” according to Brooklyn officials. 

A second Long Island Railroad line went through middle of the park. This was the Lake Montauk branch going to Long Island City. It ceased passenger operations about a decade ago, but for many years before its termination there was hardly any significant passenger traffic since the line didn’t connect to Manhattan. 

However, the Lake Montauk line still has active freight service. The line never went directly to the city. Actually, if the city and state, which have run mass transit systems into the ground with their Amtrak-like mismanagement, could provide a New York City linkup by restoring Lake Montauk service to the East River and putting in a ferry connection at Long Island City. It could go back to the past. 

The LIRR’s main line, until the early part of the 20th century, terminated at Long Island City. That’s where, riders would take ferries for the last leg of the commute to Manhattan. The LIRR later sold its independence to the Pennsylvania Railroad to pay for the Manhattan connection. 

Corbin’s and others’ support for the natural marvels of Forest Park is enjoyed by many to this day. 

Forest Park still “provides a 508 acres oasis for wildlife and offers a wide range of recreational activities,” wrote Elizabeth Lynch in the Queens Chronicle in 1995, the centennial celebration of the opening of Forest Park.Indeed, over a century after its founding, the basic goals of the park haven’t changed. 

“The greater park of Forest Park is natural woodland,” a Brooklyn official told “The Standard Union” in 1897,”and it is the intention to keep it woodland state for the use and enjoyment of the people. “These enlightened officials succeeded. Many of us are very grateful to the officials of a dead city. 

Accomplishing a Lot 

Frank Squier, one of the most important people in making our park a reality, only served two years as Brooklyn Commissioner. But, upon leaving his post, the Brooklyn Parks Department’s annual report, acknowledged his great work in expanding the Brooklyn Park system. 

“In 1894 Commissioner Frank Squier entered upon the duties of Park Commissioner,” the report said, “and during his term of office, covering two years, accomplished a work for the Department equaling in extent all that his predecessors had done before him.” Brooklyn Forest Park was part of that work. 


Sidebar: A Little Bit of Brooklyn and a Little Bit of Queens 

Difficult choices were made in 1896 in our area. Should all or part of Queens join New York City? And should the great city of Brooklyn also give up its independence and become part of a bigger city? 

In Queens County, the eastern part decided to retain its independence. But several western towns, villages—one of which where I reside—and a big city also opted to chuck their independence for the supposed benefits of a big city. 

These included Long Island City, a city of considerable size and huge financial woes, the better run town of Flushing and the village of Richmond Hill. The village, which had won its independence of the Town of Jamaica in the 1890s, had its own police force and apparently was in good financial shape. Its bonds had a better credit rating than the United States government. 

Richmond Hill contained a section of where many of us live. It had a golf course, part of which was located near our Long Island Railroad is today and included a lake. (The railroad had originally gone through the Maple Grove Cemetery. The stop had been called Kew). 

This happened before a great city and several other towns destroyed themselves in 1898. 

In Kings County, or Brooklyn, the name that honored its Dutch heritage, The Dutch West India Company established towns in the 17th century. Many of these towns were chartered by the city of Brooklyn in 1834. 

The once great city of Brooklyn was swallowing up towns and villages from the town of Williamsburg to the fishing village of Sheepshead Bay before Brooklyn would eventually be swallowed by New York. This came after the narrow approval of the consolidation referendum, which called for Brooklyn to become a part of New York in 1898. 

Consolidation was opposed by the Brooklyn Eagle. Many Brooklynites considered it the “mistake of 1898.” Given how distant city government is from most of Queens, maybe we should also consider historical crimes. 

Not Quite the Original Brooklyn Forest Park 

Some 30 acres of the original Forest Park were taken for the Interborough Parkway, which was built in 1935. You can see some of the damage if you walk out behind my apartment complex, Hampton Court (nee Kent Manor). 

If you walk out on Forest Park Drive, going toward Queens Blvd, and look to the left toward the highway next to the forest, you see something interesting and odd. There is a walkway and a light post leading to the highway, yet no one uses it. 

The original park was there, where the highway is. Now it is called the Jackie Robinson Parkway, in honor of another great Brooklynite. Before the highway, the neighborhoods of Forest Hills and Kew Gardens were linked by local streets and even had a magazine (Kew-Forest). 

As in the countless projects of the controversial state and city government builder Robert Moses, as frequently detailed in Robert Caro’s fabulous book “Power Broker,” highways change neighborhoods forever; usually for the worst. But beautiful parks do the opposite. They are natural treasures that comfort us as long as they remain. 

Major Dates in the History of Forest Park 

1895: Brooklyn Forest Park opens in early August 

1898: The city of Brooklyn and several Western Queens municipalities officially end their independence and became part of the city of New York. Some municipalities become part of Nassau County. 

1913-1930: Jackson Pond in Richmond Hill becomes a famous spot for ice skating 

1918: The Original Carousel in Forest Park was carved by artist Daniel Carl Muller 

1927: Victory Field built 

1995: Forest Park celebrates its centennial 

2020: Forest Park turns 127 in August 2022 


Meeting and Holiday Party – December 7, 2021

Thank you for your support and to our speakers Katherine James and Jeff Gottlieb.



Speakers Dr. Carson and Curtis Sliwa

Guest speakers at the August 26th Thursday night club meeting.  Dr. / Secretary Benjamin Carson, Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, Log Cabin Republicans of New York President, Jonathan Doucette, and City Council candidate Tim Rosen.Dr. Ben Carson

Jonathan Doucette and Kathryn Donnelly


What is a County Committee?

The Executive Committee of the Queens County Republican Committee certified on February 27, 2021 postponing election of County Committee members by one year until March 1, 2022.



New Year’s Resolutions 2021

What are your thoughts for Republicans in Queens in 2021?

If we want to get noticed perhaps need to get involved in current hot button issues
– opening up schools
– opening up businesses/indoor dining
– forced testing COVID in schools with out parents being present
List goes on and on….. (Regina)

My concerns are low quality education with leftist indoctrination, destruction of small business, crime, and how bad city services will get when the day of financial reckoning comes. (Stephen)

Win elections!  (Danniel)


Welcome to the Central Queens Republican Club!

Welcome to the club!   Membership is open, and ALL are welcomed!

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