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.


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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The Future Of Europe

The Future Of Europe

Update: Macron wins.  It hangs in the balance, if we’re to believe media reports. Even if the outcome is not that portentous, the showdown between Macron and Le Pen is pivotal to the future of France itself. Apparently, turnout has decreased dramatically, with supporters of defeated candidates Melenchon and Fillon abstaining from voting. Follow the...
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The Daily Rattle (Big Apple Edition)

  There are a lot of interesting stories making their way into the headlines of local-for those of us living in New York City-news. Critically, a dispute has emerged between Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Viverito, who wants to continue to provide violent, criminal aliens with publicly-funded attorneys. This is the...
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Voxsplaining Illegal Immigration

A fantastic explanation of the wild inconsistency and baseless arguments of those defending sanctuary cities. Credit: 1791L
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The Imperial Judiciary

The Imperial Judiciary

To the surprise of no one, an Obama bundler sitting on the 9th Circuit has enjoined Section 9(a) of President Trump’s executive order targeting sanctuary cities. Just like the federal judges who blocked previous, eminently Constitutional executive orders tackling this problem, this one used the non-textual statements of the President as justification for his...
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The Great Crime (Remembering The Armenian Genocide)

The Great Crime (Remembering The Armenian Genocide)

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of an unfathomable crime against humanity. The precursor to The Holocaust, the Armenian genocide involved the systematic deportation and elimination of over 1.5 million Armenian Christians living within the Ottoman Empire. The Federalist has published a useful explanation of what this series of atrocities entailed, as well an answer...
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No Rest For The Wicked (French Terror Attack)

Update: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.  Violent Islamists apparently demonstrate their civic pride by opening fire on crowds of infidels. France 24 has the details. It should be noted that French authorities were already pursuing terror cells throughout the country in the prelude to Sunday’s presidential election, the first to be held while...
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Riot In The Streets Of Berkeley

Riot In The Streets Of Berkeley

Update: Dan Sanchez wonders: Is it good for liberty?  Apparently, the revolution will be televised. And tweeted. One of the more interesting comments in response to this article compares the idleness of Berkeley cops to a South American soccer riot that overwhelmed local police officers. Coming nearly 2 months after more destructive riots in...
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Justice Delayed (Brian Terry’s Killer Nabbed)

Justice Delayed (Brian Terry’s Killer Nabbed)

The killer of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has been apprehended in Mexico. Most of you will recall that his murder at the hands of a Mexican rip-crew was the event which unraveled Fast and Furious to the American public. The fact that no one in the Department of Justice was held to account for...
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The Dream Is Dead

The Dream Is Dead

Or, at the very least, put on hiatus until the next state budget. Governor Cuomo’s attempt to provide free college tuition to illegal immigrants has been thwarted. The Associated Press has more details on the somewhat impractical free tuition plan.
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