Archive for December, 2013

Democracy in Action- Re-election of Fran Vella-Marrone at Dyker Heights Civic and other news of the Holiday in this week’s Common Sense

Congratulations to Brooklyn Conservative Vice Chair Fran Vella Marrone who was re-elected President of the non-partisan and highly involved Dyker Heights Civic Association as it prepares for another year of charitable and civic activity. Holiday celebrations and snowy forecasts in this weeks issue of Common Sense: Democracy in Action. in the Home reporter and Brooklyn Spectator @

25 Years of Common Sense articles from Jerry Kassar continues

Congressman Grimm takes round one to his assumed opponent Dominic Recchia, who voted in the City Council like a rubber-stamp for congestion pricing, tolls on bridges, and other items detrimental to the average constituent in Brooklyn and Staten Island; unfortunate follies at Nelson Mandela’s funeral as President caught on camera having a good time and taking a “selfie,”; and a special thanks to readers and editors from Jerry Kassar as he marks 25 years delivering “Common Sense” – all in this week’s “Common Sense: Round One” in the Home Reporter @

MTA and Port Authority Grinches raising fares- not fair- see this weeks’s Common Sense

MTA Bridge and Tunnel and Port Authority cash cows grabbing for more from your pocket. Jerry Kassar explains in this weeks column “Common Sense: Let’s be Fare” in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator, see

Brooklyn Conservative’s Celebrate Holiday Keeping Torch Burning for New Year

Brooklyn Conservative Christmas Party December 11th  was an opportunity for good times with good friends. Brooklyn Conservative Party wishes all a most meaningful Holiday. However you celebrate, celebrate well. A New Year beckons and the torch will burn bright to continue the good fight!

Tis the Season to Enjoy local lights and decoration and buy local-Common Sense

Chairman Kassar advises:Shop local Department and small businesses for the holidays, enjoy the Dyker Heights lights, but respect the neighbors, and enjoy a respite from the worries of Washington’s Iranian and domestic debacles- in “Common Sense: Tis the Season” in this weeks Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator @

NYS Conservative Party Press Release:”Adoption of Public Campaign Financing Allows Corruption”

This posted today: Let us share. Public campaign finance just wrong and while commissions chase paper-clip expenses, taxpayer money is wasted. see below:

For Immediate Release
December 2, 2013
Contact:  Shaun Marie


Adoption of Public Campaign Financing Allows Corruption

Brooklyn, NY – The majority of elected officials are genuinely involved in the political process to help make our lives easier and better; some believe government should be the vehicle and some believe that government is the problem.  The Conservative Party believes that the foundation of America, with little government intervention, has produced the most advanced technology to make the world a better place in its short history, is the vehicle that works the best.

Requiring taxpayers to fund campaigns they do not support is an affront to the core of America’s foundation and stifles the genuine competition that has produced some of the world’s greatest leaders.  Public campaign financing is currently required in New York City and the results are horrendous.  Much of the taxpayer money is used for fringe candidates or even straw candidates who run campaigns designed to keep the incumbent in office.

The Moreland Commission is said to be considering public campaign financing as a way to curb corruption in Albany.  Corruption expands when public taxpayers’ dollars are used to fund political campaigns.  The Center for Competitive Politics issued a report in September 2011 that examined public campaign financing in Maine, Arizona and New York City.  The report stated in its executive summary that ” The abuse of public funds is so severe and the record of corrupt practices and other misdeeds are so rampant, particularly in the city of New York, that such a system cannot possibly live up to the “clean” moniker that has been assigned to it by proponents. The system does not deter either corruption or the appearance of corruption.”

The hypocrisy of the Moreland Commission Members to consider requiring a corrupt system to end the corruption in Albany is mindboggling.  It proves once again that government trying to micromanage every detail will not only fail, it will leave citizens not trusting the very entity that is supposed to protect us.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is being disingenuous to New York citizens.  After accepting $750,000  from George Soros (a strong supporter of public campaign financing) for campaign ads supporting his NY SAFE Act, and raising almost $27.8 million (from people akin to George and Jonathan Soros) for his upcoming re-election campaign, and then says to New York’s taxpayers, public financing of campaigns is good for New Yorkers.

The New York State Conservative Party firmly believes that candidates must present their ideas to the people.  When people learn what a candidate stands for, they will invest their money in the candidate that reflects their own principles.  Taxpayers must not be forced to invest in candidates that do not reflect their values.  Full and complete disclosure is the only way to have honest campaigns and honest campaigns weeds out corruption.

State Headquarters:

486 78th Street
Ft. Hamilton Station, NY 11209