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 both National Public Radio, and El Diario La Prensa.American Rattlesnake's work has been referred to by National Review Online and its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has appeared on Reason Magazine and Wikipedia. He can be reached at perry@american-rattlesnake.org. Follow him on Twitter, and/or friend him on Facebook, .


Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  Update: According to CNN projections Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have emerged victorious from tonight’s primary. Notch one for the notoriously inaccurate polling industry!  We’ll see whether New Hampshire lives up to its state motto later tonight, although the pickings are rather slim in this regard. You can follow the undoubtedly dubious exit polling data...
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Genuine Debate

All too often the choices offered to the American public come down to differences of packaging. Would you rather vote for the interventionist, open borders, chubby white guy, or the interventionist, open borders, svelte Hispanic male? The media’s relentless denial of the facts and refusal to acknowledge alternative points of view only entrenches the...
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The Trojan Horse

The Trojan Horse

  Even as Germany’s Dr. Kevorkian  refuses to do anything in her power to stem the tide of invasion that has enveloped her country, the fallout from European leaders’ indulgent attitudes continues. A case in point being the recent revelations by a woman who spared France from suffering more carnage in the wake of the...
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Iowa Postmortem

Iowa Postmortem

Here are the county-by-county results of the Iowa caucuses. Unsurprisingly, there were allegations of dirty tricks during the voting process, both in the Democratic and the Republican camps.
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The Hawkeye State (Decision ’16)

The Hawkeye State (Decision ’16)

    Update: Senator Cruz has emerged victorious, with Donald Trump and Marco Rubio rounding out the top 3, while Hillary Clinton and her socialist opponent are virtually even with nearly all of the precincts counted.  The Guardian is tracking the Iowa vote as it comes in. Follow the county-by-county results here.  Breitbart is providing...
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Swedish Hospitality

Swedish Hospitality

Aside from Germany, there is no nation in Europe which has had to cope with a larger share of refugees than Sweden. Apparently, the socialist government-whose popularity has hit a record low due to its inept handling of this crisis-has finally decided to admit that this constitutes a serious problem. To that end, Interior...
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Granite State Conservatives

Granite State Conservatives

While the Iowa caucuses are merely days away, we shouldn’t forget that the first primary in the nation will be held two weeks from now in the gradually purpling state of New Hampshire. The PBS Newshour has a surprisingly good snapshot of the attitudes of Republican voters in that state on the issue of...
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Texas v. United States (The Supremes Weigh In)

Texas v. United States (The Supremes Weigh In)

As we pointed out last week, the Supreme Court has decided to weigh the merits of the President’s executive actions on immigration. One of the most interesting analyses on this subject comes by way of Constitutional law professor Josh Blackman, who accurately points out that this case is unique in that it is the...
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The Road To The White House

The Road To The White House

I realize my thoughts on the upcoming presidential race have not been expressed too often on this site-despite the Iowa Caucuses being less than 2 weeks away-but I have written an essay about how I think the next few months will unfold.
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Breaking News…

Breaking News…

The Supreme Court has decided to review the President’s executive actions with regard to immigration. Read the details, courtesy of The Guardian.
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