Friday, June 27, 2008

By Jun Policarpio


I believe God chose the United States of America for a special purpose according to His will.

From a small colony of pilgrims who escaped from the tyrannical rulers of Europe during the 17th Century, the first batch of settlers landing in Jamestown, Virginia on May 13, 1607 later grew with succeeding influxes of what may now be commonly called “immigrants.” When they became so numerous, they decided to organize themselves into a colonial government under the authority granted by England.

Being denied representation in the English legislature, the American colonists revolted and finally won their independence on July 4, 1776.

From then on, America overcame periods of hardships, struggles for survival, and disunity. The end of the civil war during the later part of the 19th century brought into life a reinvigorated Union of the North and the South with the abolition of slavery and other economic reforms instituted by President Abraham Lincoln.

The rise of industrialism turned the United States into a prosperous country beefed up by a strong economy. Being acclaimed by the free world as the leading country to preserve democracy threatened by the first and second world wars, America has been regarded by the international community as a world power.

Upon the collapse of the Soviet power during the Reagan administration, the United States is now the only superpower in the world.

Since becoming a world power militarily and economically, America has been constantly blessed by God as immortally documented in the song “God Bless America.” As if under the instructions from the Divine, our country has offered freedom and refuge to all victims of tyranny and terrorism all over the world. She has also been consistent in offering help of any kind to the poor and impoverished nations of the world.

I believe that as long as we, the American people, keep the faith and the ideals upon which our country was founded such as the basic core values of freedom, justice, and equality and the loving faith of our fathers who founded this “land of the free and home of the brave,” God’s blessings will continue to pour on the American Nation.


Friday, June 13, 2008

By Jun Policarpio


Politics affects every person in this world without knowing it.

The poor suffering people of Myanmar or Burma hopes against hope for a quick change of their country’s political situation from a totalitarian government to a free and democratic system of government where freedom reigns. Who does not want liberty?

Millions of slum dwellers in the Philippine ghettoes still look forward to a day when the corrupt politicians stealing the wealth of the land go to jail. Then they can hope for a better government that can provide for their needs and aspirations.

A change in the political system to seek for solutions to rising oil prices and other problems in America does not apply in American politics. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s cry for “change” applies only to countries like Iran, Iraq, or North Korea. These countries definitely need regime change for the good of the people.

Changing the American economic system from capitalistic to socialistic that Obama longs for echoes the cry of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the forerunner of the communist ideology. It is antithetical to the founding principles of the American nation which is freedom of the individual to earn, save, and invest and to contribute for the common good in the form of taxes.

One clear evidence of Obama’s socialistic philosophy similar to Hillary is his idea of a socialized health care system to be imposed on the American people. We, the American people, should realize that in this economic model that the Democrats propound to the electorate next November election, the government mandates every American to contribute to a health care fund regardless of their earning capacity under penalty of law. In case of non compliance, they suffer sanctions or some form of punishment. Indeed, that is not democracy!

If I said before that Hillary would be a dangerous American president because of her tarnished political and economic record, Obama is not far behind from her political notoriety. So a possible Obama-Clinton ticket in next presidential election would surely spell doom to the country’s business enterprise system and perhaps to the country’s moral system.


Friday, June 06, 2008

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


Straight from the horse’s mouth, as the old cliché goes, a lawyer for the Queens County Republican Club admits that State GOP Joseph Mondello illegally endorsed a non-Republican independent as a candidate for the 5th Congressional District of New York over a solid Republican for 25 years. Within hearing distance from some Republican leaders during a recent event in Flushing Mall, Queens, the legal person said to me that what their leader (Mondello) wants, they have to obey.

Clearly the local GOP counsel is not a good soldier; he can obey unlawful order.

The press has come out with breaking news that no less than the Mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg, wants Joseph Mondello out in preparation for his planned run for the state governorship. It only means that the incumbent Republican Party boss is a failure. Two names have been mentioned as possible replacement for Mondello: former Rep. Tom Reynolds and former Giuliani man, Carbonetti.

A very clear example of Mondello’s weirdness as the highest Republican leader in both Nassau County and New York State was his refusal to let me speak to his executive board in quest for an endorsement of my candidacy for Congress this year. In 2004, he ignored several calls and letter from my campaign staff for an appointment. He did it again this year. Definitely something is wrong with him.

Despite receiving a cold shoulder from Mondello and Phil Ragusa, his guy in Queens, in 2004, I was able to put my name in the ballot in the primary and general election. Unluckily I did not make it, but this time these two men cannot stop my Orient Express to Capitol Hill.

If Barack Obama, a Black man whose father is from Kenya, was able to annihilate the powerful Clinton political machine at the conclusion of the Democratic presidential primary election, Jun Policarpio who is originally from the Philippines, a former U.S. territory, and son of a former anti-Japanese guerrilla fighter allied with the Americans during the second world war, can do better to win the November election against the incumbent anti-Christian liberal democrat, Gary Ackerman.