Gerard Perry

A third-generation Brooklynite, Gerard Perry's ancestors emigrated from Manhattan. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in English. In the past, he's worked as the chief spokesperson for New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement. He is also a member of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and has previously collaborated with unions, public officials, and other immigration reform activists who want to address the issue of illegal aliens and their cumulative cost to society. He's testified at public hearings convened to examine former governor Elliot Spitzer's scheme to give illegal aliens driver's licenses, and has appeared in numerous public forums speaking about and debating immigration issues. He has been interviewed by National Public Radio and El Diario La Prensa. He has also appeared on the David Webb Show, ABC-7's Tiempo, and a GMA presidential town hall. American Rattlesnake's work has been featured in National Review Online, Newbusters, Breitbart.com, and Pamelageller.com, and its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has appeared in Reason Magazine and Wikipedia. He can be reached at perry@american-rattlesnake.org. Follow him on Twitter, and Gab. Also, read more of his work on Medium.


Helping Out The Twins

The last thing you probably want to see right now is another GoFundMe request, but my friend has 2 beautiful twins whose medical bills are becoming prohibitively expensive. Pitch in what you can, if you feel inclined. Here’s her GoFundMe page.    
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Second Thoughts

It should be noted that my thoughts do not reflect the opinions of the publisher or any other contributor to this website. That said, here is an essay I wrote for Medium where I reflect upon the first 100+ days of the Trump administration, as well as my evolution in thought regarding the current...
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Thoughts on Trump

A discussion of the 2016 election, as well as the current administration.
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From Libya To Manchester

The horrific Manchester bombing has many facets beyond the immediate carnage and loss of life, including the decision by Western nations to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, which prompted years of chaos both in Europe and the Middle East. Some of that chaos was caused by Arab-Muslim exiles returning to their...
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Bravery In Action

Many of you have probably heard of the brutal murders which occurred on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon yesterday. Buzzfeed has provided the biographies of the victims of the Portland train stabbing attack, including a link to a GofundMe page dedicated to providing their families with financial support in the wake of an...
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The Manchester Attack

The Guardian has live coverage of the aftermath, including police investigations into possible suspects.
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New York City

Update:  Law enforcement has confirmed that Richard Rojas, of the The Bronx, is in custody. He allegedly has 2 prior DUI convictions.  According to Fox News, the incident was not terror-related but the result of an intoxicated robbery suspect. Reports of a car plowing into pedestrians in the middle of Times Square. Will keep...
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Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there, including my own mother, a good Christian woman who introduced me to Dr. Charles Stanley. Here’s one of his sermons from several years ago entitled How To Love Your Mother.
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The Health Care Chronicles: Don’t Be Me

As I sit at my desk with two alternately bleeding/clotting nostrils, mild chest pain and throat discomfort-and twinges of pain in my left shoulder blade-I’ve come to realize that I’m not the best long term planner. Take this as a cautionary tale about the general perils of neglecting your health, or perhaps as a specific...
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What’s Going On (Adventures In Modern Medicine)

I’m not the type, and this usually isn’t the place, for personally revelatory observations. Beyond my stances on some controversial political subjects, most of my readers-outside of a small circle of friends-know very little about my interior life. That’s why this post is such a departure from this website’s usual fare. I intend to write...
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