Archive for May, 2016

Brooklyn Conservatives Urge all to Fly the American Flag Memorial Day..and everyday!

In these times and as we keep in our thoughts and prayers those who sacrificed for our country, some who paid the ultimate price, some who never came home, and those currently serving in our military, it is incumbent upon us to show our colors. Let’s all fly our American flags on Memorial Day and everyday.

While you are at it, please join us at 81st and Shore Road for a very special commemoration and POW/MIA flag raising @ 10am Memorial Day. We will march in the Bay Ridge Memorial Day parade immediately following.

Join Us to Commemorate Memorial Day at POW/MIA Flag Raising followed by March in the Bay Ridge Memorial Day Parade

Friends- please join us, your neighbors, friends, scouts, elected and civic leaders, as the Brooklyn Conservatives continue our annual tradition of honoring those lost and those missing in our armed forces. We meet at the liberty pole at Look Out Point located at 81st Street and Shore Road at 10am sharp. After the commemoration and raising of new POW/MIA flag, the Brooklyn Conservatives will march in the Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge. Please join us for this meaningful  activity in honor of those who sacrificed for our freedom.

May 30th – Memorial Day

Lookout Point – 81st Street and Shore Road

10AM

Thank you.

Common Sense: Bag the Tax

The New York City Council narrowly voted to sack the people with a plastic bag tax. State legislators such as Marty Golden, Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Dov Hikind are among those seeking to stop the city from burdening people with this regressive “tax” . Read about this tax and more in Jerry Kassar’s column: Common Sense: Bag the Tax in this week’s Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator at http://homereporter.com/common-sense-bag-the-tax/

Farr Sight: Brazil Makes History, Impeaches First Woman President

The following is commentary by Member Ed Farr
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Brazil Makes History: Impeaches First Woman President
(Ed Farr, 5/12/16)
You have to feel sorry for former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff who left office today. Fate
placed her in an impossible, though predictable situation. She should have looked at Venezuela
and observed the melt-down of President Nicolas Maduro.
Both of these heads of South American leftist regimes suffer from the same problem. They
follow charismatic revolutionaries who used up all the loose change and lending capital. In
Venezuela poor Mr. Maduro followed the originator of the Bolivarian revolution— Hugo
Chávez, who conveniently died. What timing; he abandoned the former bus driver behind the
wheel of the nation just as the price of oil fell. Socialism had destroyed Venezuela’s economic
base, leaving the country dependent on one commodity.
Now Maduro walks the halls of Palacio de Miraflores hoping his body guard doesn’t defect in
the night. It’s like a strange Honeymooner’s episode where Ralph Cramden vacations in an
exotic land and finds himself made dictator on the eve of a revolution.
Rousseff is lucky in that she will get through this alive. Her predecessor, Luiz da Silva, known
as “Lula,” was similarly charismatic if not as radically socialist as Chauvez. He presided over
the usual burst of socialist prosperity financed by using up existing capital and borrowing. He
demonized the rich while insuring that a clique of insiders controlled the national oil monopoly.
Petrobras was run as a cash cow for management and for Lula’s political goals. Ms. Rousseff
takes the rap.
Meanwhile Argentina is making headway against a massive debt and history of default. The new
president, Mauricio Macri, is more business friendly than his predecessor, Cristina Fernández de
Kirchner. She was not Argentina’s first leftist female president to destroy the economy. The first
was Eva Peron. Both made economic messes for later presidents to clean up.
What does any of this have to do with being a woman? Nothing, obviously. It just shows that
electing a president based on gender is as stupid as discriminating against her. A leftist is a
leftist. Male or female, they all do the same kind of damage.

Farr Sight: A Guest blogger discusses the dubious “middle way”

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Commentary by Member Ed Farr:
There Is No Middle Way.
No one wants to be called a socialist. Even Bernie might take offense. Of course they call
themselves by the s-word but the rest of us may not. The reason is simple. What is the last thing
a wolf wants to be called while prancing about in sheep’s clothing? Right—a wolf. That is why
today’s socialists advocate for a “middle way” between market democracy and the dictatorship
of the proletariat. Their dirty secret is, there is no middle way.
We have had government institutions since the founding. There’s the post office, the army and
local fire departments. Since then we have accumulated socialized institutions like tics on a dog.
Consider the Federal Reserve, inner state highways and public schools.
The middle way theory says that when we observe a persistent social problem we must find a
government solution. Universal retirement planning was such a solution. Folks suffering in their
later years was a persistent social problem. The Roosevelt administration established Social
Security.
The sneaky thing about the middle way is this: Persistent social problems never go away. The
complaint department always has a waiting line. If Social Security worked people would still
complain. The civil rights acts ended the Jim Crow laws but people still complain. We have
schools but children are still ignorant. We have medical care but people still get sick and die.
The list of reasons for the Feds to take over is endless. People are suffering so the government
must take over college loans. People are suffering so we must have wage controls. People are
suffering so the government must mandate bathroom policy.
There is no proof that government programs solve social problems faster than natural evolution
under economic freedom. To admit that would nullify the leftist dream.
And what do leftists dream about? Total socialism; here’s how you prove it. Ask a middle-way
advocate this: How will we know when we have reached the ideal middle way? How will we
know when we have enough government solutions? No two leftists can agree. The intention has
always been full socialism. There is no middle way.
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