A Very Special Election

September 13, 2011

I’d like to use today’s post to echo the sentiments expressed by our publisher yesterday. As someone who¬†once lived within the confines of the 9th Congressional District when it was represented by Chuck Schumer, one of the most irresponsible, worst actors in our nation’s immigration debate, I can’t urge you strongly enough to go out and vote today! For those of you who are able to impact the outcome of today’s vote in Brooklyn and Queens, you have a momentous opportunity to change the course of this city’s stagnant political culture.

The fact that former Rep. Weiner’s seat might ultimately be done away with once New York State has completed its decennial redristing process only lends urgency and weight to your vote. Committed political activists of all political stripes have already demonstrated that many voters are willing to buck the tide of political complacency that has too often come to represent our city’s electoral process, as Mr. Evanchik’s post demonstrates. The next step is proving that average New Yorkers are willing to oust an inveterately corrupt political machine from power.

It’s up to you, New York! Show the rest of the country what you’re made of.

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2 Responses to A Very Special Election

  1. Betty on September 13, 2011 at 4:50 AM

    we need to get out all illegals aliens from this country and the one’s that are legal. that will not stand and fight for this country needs to be kicked out. this after all AMERICA. no dream act. no more people need to come to this country. except CHRISTIANS

    • Michel Evanchik on September 14, 2011 at 7:10 AM

      American Rattlesnake disagrees with you Betty. We support legal immigration and believe it is a source of strength for this country. It is illegal immigration that is the great threat, as it allows for a treacherous disregard for the law in the immigrant population. A country has a right to control who comes into its borders, and to expect that those immigrants will learn the language and assimilate into the broader culture and society.

      While America has Christian roots, and they are a source of great strength for our nation, religious tests to determine eligibility for immigration are an odious practice of an unenlightened age, thankfully in the past. However, it is sensible that an immigrant’s cultural background or nationality be considered in determining entry.


      Michel Evanchik
      Publisher, American Rattlesnake

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