FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com OCTOBER 20, 2016 • THE QUEENS COURIER 31 oped TUMULTUOUS TIMES A LOOK BACK CALL FOR A LEADER BY CONGRESSMAN STEVE ISRAEL We live in a time of unprecedented insecurity about our future. I hear about it no matter what community I visit — from Roslyn to Smithtown to Whitestone. Parents are worried about their children, and it doesn’t help when they turn on the TV and see beheadings in the Middle East, mass shootings in California and Florida and even pipe bombs much closer to home in Manhattan. As we cast our ballots in less than a month for president, it is more important than ever that we have a commander in chief who is up to the task and who can protect us from these unprecedented threats. Hillary Clinton is the right choice and the only candidate in this race who is fi t to serve. I’ve seen Hillary in action, and she brings with her a long resume of experience. As a New York senator, she stepped up after we dealt with the worst U.S. terrorist attack on American soil by securing $21 million in federal aid to help us rebuild. She saw the devastation our community faced and fought to ensure we could move forward and rebuild. As secretary of state, she worked tirelessly to letters comments build and strengthen U.S. relationships around the &world, especially with Israel. She has repeatedly proven herself as a staunch supporter and friend of TOO LEWD & CRUDE FOR THE the State of Israel, and has fostered unprecedented security cooperation between our two nations. NATION’S HIGHEST OFFICE In 2012, she personally negotiated a ceasefi re Trump’s latest lewd vulgar braggadocio about in Gaza and helped put an end to Hamas rocket his attempted sexual conquests, and how he gets attacks raining down on Israel. She worked to his way with women because of his star status is build stronger Israeli defense programs, including having serious fallout from hoards of his supporters upgrading the Iron Dome rocket defense system and donors. Prisoner of war hero, Arizona that continues to save countless lives. And under Republican Senator John McCain, says he won’t her leadership, the State Department reaffi rmed vote for Trump, and Speaker of the House Paul the United States’ commitment to preserving Ryan and 25 percent of the Congress say they too Israel’s qualitative military edge by requesting a 20 will not support or campaign for Trump. percent increase in assistance for Israel every year. Many Republicans fear showing Trump support Hillary also knows how real the danger of a will rub off on them and cost them their re-election nuclear Iran could be. That is why she helped bids. And, they are probably right. Some donors impose the harshest sanctions on Iran in history are even asking for their money back. Trump’s and has vowed to develop a broader strategy to answer is to retaliate and trash-talk. He now says block Iran’s pathway to a nuclear weapon. As the shackles are off and he’s free to run his campaign president, she will hold Iran accountable for any the way he wants to, Trump style. But, were violations, including its support of terrorism, and the shackles ever on? will not hesitate to take military action if Iran Tyler D. Cassell, Flushing chooses to pursue developing a nuclear bomb. The choice is clear — with Hillary Clinton as our next commander in chief, the United States, our allies, and the entire world will be safer place. We cannot afford a hot-headed, unstable and dangerous leader sitting in the Oval Offi ce. Hillary Clinton has fought her entire life to protect TRUMP ISN’T THE ONLY INTOLERANT ONE OUT THERE I must respond to your editorial “Where Is Our Tolerance?” (Oct. 13 issue). Lack of perceived intolerance is not coming solely from Donald Trump. On Oct. 10, I participated in the annual Columbus Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. There was a small, but vocal group of protesters opposed to the annual commemoration of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America and Italian-American pride. They were openly clear, critical and sometimes vulgar in their condemnation of both Columbus and Italians. What I found reprehensible was virtually no criticism of them from either the media or politicians. As an American of part Italian heritage, I found the almost total silence horrendous. In fact, in a nation that alleges celebration of diversity, every American ought to feel the same. It appears intolerance is not coming just from Mr. Trump. It also appears we are a long way from both tolerance and rebuking all guilty of racism. Edward Riecks, Howard Beach SENDING A BAD MESSAGE OVER SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL Regarding the proposed new public school in Sunnyside: The quote about the SCA is unbelievable. What message does the SCA send to kids and families with this? That they are doing their job and trying to fi nd space in a crowded city for children to learn. What message do the naysayers send to their neighbors who are parents and children? It seems that they care more about an abandoned rotting parking garage than your child’s education. QNS user Debbie SELECT BUS PLAN IS A TRIP TO DISASTER FOR QUEENS Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards is going to create more gridlock for everyone including bus riders. Stealing traffi c lanes, left turns, bus stops, speed limits, parking and putting bus riders on snowy medians is a recipe for disaster. It’s time to get rid of Mayor Zero Vision and Select Bus Service. Who ever our new mayor is better reopen our roadways, railways, waterways and bring back our bus stops and speed limits. Queens needs faster and safer transportation not lies, gridlock and tickets. Say goodbye Mayor Chaos. QNS user Phil McManus Americans and strengthen our relationships around the world, and she will work every day to continue that mission. We are a stronger, smarter and more secure world with Hillary Clinton as president. Congressman Steve Israel represents the Third Congressional District that includes northeast Queens, northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties. He is retiring from offi ce at the end of his current term. The AMF Monorail helped thousands of attendees at the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park get around the sprawling landscape. Many considered the monorail as much a part of the fair’s landscape as the Unisphere, the stainless-steel model of the Earth partially visible in the background. At the center of the picture is the Glide-a-Ride tractor train, which also helped visitors get around the fair. Send us your historic pictures of Queens by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail printed pictures to The Queens Courier, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361. All mailed pictures will be carefully returned to you.
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