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Biden’s Failure In Afghanistan Is His Alone

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Originally published August 18, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5015-biden-s-failure-in-afghanistan-is-his-alone After the cataclysmic debacle of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Joe Biden took a break from his vacation to address the American people. In his speech, he blamed Trump and the Afghanis, but the blame is his. Then he refused to take questions from the media and went back on his vacation. America does not have a leader. “When I came into office,” Biden said, “I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban. Under his agreement, US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, just a little over three months after I took office... The choice I had to make as your president was either to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season.” Putting aside the false dichotomy for a moment, Joe Biden has built his presidency on reversing every Trump p

An Open Letter To Our Schools

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 Originally published August 18, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/style-living/5014-an-open-letter-to-our-schools To the administrators and school boards of the Jewish schools of New York: There is a large number of parents of students in your schools - some silent, others not - who do not want you to mandate our children to be vaccinated or masked to attend your institution.  Our detractors will claim that this position is anti-science or we do not have in mind the best interests of our child or their classmates.  This is the opposite of the truth.  As we all know, it is the responsibility of parents to put our children's health and safety first. The main fear is that the children will spread the virus to the teachers or other adults, but children should not be forced to get vaccinated or mask up to protect adults.  Adults must protect children, and for children to be forced to protect adults is logically and morally backwards. If the issue were children getting oth

They Will Never Give Back Your Freedom

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 Originally published August 12, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4977-they-will-never-give-back-your-freedom The greatest lie that conservatives tell themselves is that “the desire for freedom resides in every human heart.” The events of this past year should have taught us that there are those in the bureaucracy who enjoy the power and attention they have garnered and will refuse to relinquish it. The Delta variant is the latest, greatest example of this power grab. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has mandated vaccine passports for many indoor activities. He did this on the basis that not enough people are vaccinated, and the Delta variant could cause a third wave in the city. Dr. Anthony Fauci began recommending wearing masks indoors again. The CDC echoed him and changed their guidance to do so. National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said that parents should mask at home in front of their unvaccinated children (he later walked that back)

The Great Vaccine Misdirect

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 Originally published July 28, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4911-the-great-vaccine-misdirect Get the vaccine. By sheer statistics alone, it’s safer to be vaccinated than unvaccinated.  With that out of the way - make your own choices.  If you choose to get a vaccine, that’s all you can do and don’t worry anymore.  If you choose not to, you’ll live with the consequences of that decision.   This is not something you would hear from any Democrat in government or in the media.  They will continue to use the pandemic and the vaccinations as tools to gain more and more power.  They have been very successful at it so far. This is why they are trying to convince the American people to pay close attention to the “evil” Republicans who are providing less-than-approved statements about the vaccine.  These comments are mocked, derided, and censored - yet rarely refuted.  But this is the ammunition that the media uses when trying to get every single right-of-center source

Boycott Ben & Jerry’s

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 Originally published July 21, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4881-boycott-ben-jerry-s On Monday, Vermont-based ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s decided to take their leftist ideology to the next level by pulling their products from “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”  This move comes directly from the left-wing playbook on the Palestinian people, which is not about helping them, but rather attempting to hurt the Jews.   “We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),” the company said in a statement.  “We also hear and recognize the concerns shared with us by our fans and trusted partners.” They claim that they plan to stay in Israel, which immediately prompted many Leftists on Twitter to confirm that the BDS movement and their allies consider all of Israel to be “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” This is not Ben & Jerry’s first foray into politics.  The founders

As Cubans Yearn For Freedom, Democrats Celebrate Tyranny

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 Originally published July 14, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4853-as-cubans-yearn-for-freedom-democrats-celebrate-tyranny This past weekend, tens of thousands of Cubans took to the streets to demand an end of the dictatorship that has ruled their lives for three generations.  Waving American flags and chanting “Freedom,” these Cuban dissidents are risking their lives to have a hope of liberty. Meanwhile, the Left in the United States is increasing its march towards tyranny. After failing to meet its July 4 th  vaccination goal, the Biden administration has grown increasingly frustrated with the American people.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the federal and state governments have infantilized their constituents, and they view vaccine hesitancy like a parent would a rebellious teenager.  Former Obama Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants schools and businesses to require vaccination. “I’m trying to restrain myself, but I’ve kind of had it,” she said.

Leftist Democrats Cannot Express Love of America

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 Originally Published July 7, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4821-this-past-week-america-celebrated-the-245th-anniversary-of-the-declaration-of-independence-this-used-to-be-a-day-of-celebration-and-appreciation-of-the-united-states-of-america-and-all-the-accomplishments-made-over-the-last-two-centuries-instead-it-became-a-bash-fest-for-the-usual-suspects-leftists-who-don-t-seek-to-reform-the-nation-but-seek-to-destroy-it-missouri-representative-cori-bush-led-the This past week, America celebrated the 245 th  anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  This used to be a day of celebration and appreciation of the United States of America and all the accomplishments made over the last two centuries.  Instead, it became a bash-fest for the usual suspects: leftists who don’t seek to reform the nation, but seek to destroy it. Missouri Representative Cori Bush led the parade when she tweeted, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember

The Olympics Is Not About You. It’s About Us

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 Originally published June 30, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4787-the-olympics-is-not-about-you-it-s-about-us One of the most inspirational and patriotic sports movies of all time is 2004’s  Miracle .  This movie was about more than the United States victory over the Soviet Union in Lake Placid in 1980; it was about what we as Americans were fighting for. But the Age of  Miracle  is over.  This week, Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry metaphorically spit in the face of America when she disrespected the flag and the national anthem.  Berry, who placed third in the hammer throw, qualifying her for the Tokyo Olympics, turned away from the flag and covered her face when the anthem played at a pre-scheduled time.  Then, in an act of pure self-obsessed egomania, she thought that the anthem was played just to bother her.   “I feel like it was setup,” Berry said. “I feel like they did that on purpose, and I was pissed, to be honest. I was thinking about what should I d

What Is A Human Being?

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 Originally published June 23, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4751-what-is-a-human-being This week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) made a statement that any person of faith or science would find utterly uncontroversial, yet sent a wave of panic and posturing throughout the Left.  They affirmed that since they ascribe to the scientific fact that an unborn baby is a human being, Catholics who advocate for abortion should be denied Communion. This includes self-proclaimed Catholics like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. The science is undeniable. Indeed, every scientific source, even those on the pro-abortion side, admits that a fetus is a human being. This is why they attempt to obfuscate the issue with terms like “clump of cells” or “personhood.”  However, the same question, when asked to pro-abortion politicians (who claim to “follow the science”), cannot be answered. When a reporter asked Pelosi, “Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being

The Only Thing Radical To Democrats Is Being Moderate

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 Originally published June 16, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4716-the-only-thing-radical-to-democrats-is-being-moderate In the least shocking news of the week, Ilhan Omar said something anti-American and antisemitic.  In the slightly less shocking news of the week, Democratic leadership does nothing about it.  In slightly less shocking news than that, the only Democrats under fire by their Party are the two Senators who aren’t planning on blowing up our system of government.   “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.  We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.” This is what Ilhan Omar tweeted that caused the latest controversy.  This is what is being defended by the extreme left and ignored by Democratic leadership.   The Atlantic published an article by Elizabeth Bruenig entitled, “What Ilhan Omar Actually Said,” with the subtitle of, “No

Republican Mayoral Candidates Square Off Before Primary

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Originally published June 9, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4679-republican-mayoral-candidates-square-off-before-primary    Amid all the noise of the Left side of the Mayoral primary contests, two Republicans had a Battle Royale cage match of a debate.  Aired on PIX11 on Thursday night, candidates Curtis Sliwa and Fernando Mateo tackled numerous topics close to the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, and presented their visions for the City.   Curtis Sliwa made his name in the 1970s when he founded the Guardian Angels, which patrolled the New York City subway system combating crime. In 1990, he started his radio career, and spent the next three decades discussing the issues until he took a hiatus to run his campaign.  Sliwa is endorsed by the Republican Parties of Brooklyn and Staten Island.   Fernando Mateo is a self-made millionaire who has owned a variety of businesses, all of which began with a single carpeting business started at the age of 18.  He has been p

Secretary of State Violates State Department Definition of Anti-Semitism

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 Originally written May 19, 2021 As rocket fire continues to pound Israeli cities in the latest series of attacks from Hamas, the Biden administration is attempting to straddle the fence between the mainstream American and the extreme Left flank of the Democratic Party. Biden today called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “de-escalate” the attacks on Hamas, as if Israel really wants to be drawn into a long conflict while her citizens hide underground. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also putting political pressure on Israel, but some of his language violates the State Department’s own definition of anti-semitism . Blinken, as reported by i24 news in Israel, said, “"I think Israel has an extra burden in trying to do everything they possibly can to avoid civilian casualties, even as it is rightfully responding in defense of its people."  The question for Blinken is, an “extra-burden” compared to whom? Could it be compared to Hamas, which has no burden to avo