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Francis Becker

We Deserve More Than Silence

By Francis X.  Becker George Bernard Shaw wrote in Back to Methuselah that “silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.”  That’s at least better than noted author Robert Louis Stevenson, who said “the cruelest lies are often told in silence.” And Carolyn McCarthy has been more silent than a showing of Mel Brooks’ Silent [...]

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I Will Fight For Israel

By Francis X. Becker Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi recently stated nothing can deter Iran from its revolutionary causes and ideals, and stressed that the Iranian nation will remain committed to the full annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel to the end.  This comment since it was [...]

McCarthyCare, Right Back Where We Started

McCarthyCare, Right Back Where We Started

-LEGISLATIVE VOICE- By Francis X. Becker   The Supreme Court decision the week before last  has shocked the nation on both the left and the right — the right because the conservative Justice Roberts sided with the liberals on the court with a ruling that was both convoluted in its reasoning as it was illogical, [...]

This is Your Chance

This is Your Chance

By Francis X. Becker   For years people have complained to me about our current representative in Washington D.C., Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.  One person said to me recently, “Watch this, she will fly in to campaign for a week before Election Day and afterwards we won’t see her again for two years.”  When I ran [...]

McCarthy Says She Now has  Vision: It Must be Election Time

McCarthy Says She Now has Vision: It Must be Election Time

By Francis X. Becker   Like you, I recently received a glossy two sided mailer from Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.  (If you don’t recall receiving the piece please go to BeckerforCongress.com to see a copy).   It is hard for me to believe that this is the best a seven term congresswoman can provide to educate and [...]

Before My Vote Regarding the Precinct Realignment Plan

Before My Vote Regarding the Precinct Realignment Plan

By Francis X. Becker Before I cast my vote, it is important to put recent events into some kind of historical perspective.  I was elected as one of the first Nassau County Legislators in 1996.  After two years of getting this body up and running, I was re-elected in 1998 by a great margin as [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. and Faith

By Francis X. Becker While I may not have been successful when I ran for Congress in 2010, doing so introduced me to a world that I knew was always there but never had experienced before. Howard Kopel, my colleague on the Nassau County Legislature is Orthodox. To help me with my campaign, he introduced [...]

Moving Forward Slowly but Surely

By Francis X. Becker             Reading periodicals like Newsday, you will never get the full story.  However, here in The Standard, you will.  As stated in prior columns, under our new County Executive Ed Mangano, no longer is it “business as usual.”  In the past, new leadership would come into office, claim to uncover all [...]

Together, Let’s Count Our Blessings

By FRANCIS X. BECKER There seems to be no end to political debate in our country. Over the years the presidential campaign seems to start earlier and earlier. In fact after each election, the campaign for re-election starts the next day. Currently, there are endless debates as elections gear up for the Republican Primary. The [...]

Where Do WE Go From Here?

By FRANCIS X. BECKER What we have been experiencing here in Nassau County is not unique to what is happening to other municipalities across the country and even around the world — i.e., Greece, Italy and so on.  Governments have been living a fantasy.  For too long they thought they could continue to tax the [...]

The Day of Reckoning Nears

By Francis Becker             For decades municipalities at every level of government, and especially the federal government, have consistently made promises it could not keep.  Look at Social Security and Medicare as an example.  It simply took a recession to expose the frail underbelly of all these programs when the money stopped flowing into the [...]

The Tea Party & Tilting at Windmills

By FRANCIS X. BECKER     Now that the debate — for the moment — has ended and the debt ceiling has been raised, the spin begins on the part of the Democrat Party and the President, as he starts his campaign for re-election.   Likely forgotten now, is the fact that the Democrats controlled the [...]

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