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Eugene Delgaudio: "38 years ago this week, I was told bluntly minorities were not interested in student government."

November 17, 2012

The word "bigot" is thrown around a lot by liberals.

I am actually a former "New York city social justice crusader".

During all the coverage of Hurricane Sandy's destruction in New York, I know the streets and neighborhoods, as any former New Yorker knows them.

Liberals who hurl the term "bigot" have lost their capacity for logic or have kicked all logic out the window and replaced it with a blanket hate campaign to demonize their "opponent" to gain power.

Anti-family extremists constantly call me names due to my long time service defending the Boy Scouts of America in court, in Congress and in the public arena.

My other job includes defending traditional marriage and moral values that we can all embrace.

But before I had this job representing you and working for you and BEFORE I even had the job as a public policy spokesman for a pro-family group I was a college student.

There is a lot of history to my political work and I do spare you.

Let me tell you this early account of Delgaudio political work.

Let me tell you it now.

Of course many of you know I am a conservative from New York and came here, to our beloved Sterling, first in 1977 as a director of a conservative youth group that trained young people to be leaders.

COLLEGE WAS A CHALLENGE
38 Years ago this week

I went to a college called York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and graduated there in 1976 with a degree in political science, majors in pyschology and economics.

The campus in 1973 was run by liberal and leftist elitists. I asked why were there no minorities in the middle of a very diverse community, Jamaica, Queens involved in the student government.

The college was 50 per cent black students that came from the Jamaica Queens (NY) community but had zero per cent representation in the 20 member Student Senate and no representation in student government.

38 years ago this week, I was told bluntly minorities were not interested in student government.

I was told this by the then student body president-- a liberal who I had a difference of opinion with.

I went to friends who were "minorities" and discussed this with them.

Over my life time I have encouraged many people to consider public office or service to the public.

I asked Mary Lewis, a member of a minority group , to run for Senator and President. I asked Geneva Scott, another member of a minority group to run for Senator and Vice president. I asked them to support me for Treasurer.

Together we were all elected in the 1974 York College elections and ran the student government for York College for 2 years until I graduated in 1976 and these leaders were re-elected and ran it after I left.

When I graduated, I nominated another young lady, Lisa, who was elected to replace me as editor in chief of the college newspaper. I had run the college paper too.

The irony is that the college was founded 7 years earlier for minority students and women in a minority area of Queens County.

Mary Lewis became the first black woman student government president in York College (CUNY) history and together with Geneva Scott, another black woman ran the student goverment after I left. This began a tradition in 1974 that needed to be started. That's 38 years ago this week.

Here's another short report about my early pre-Sterling life in New York.

RABBI FARBER BECOMES SENATOR FARBER

After I graduated, I went to a conservative Rabbi, a Jewish leader named Sheldon Farber and devoted all my time to helping him run for State Senator in the New York legislature. The Democratic enrollment was 10 to 1 against this Republican nominee.

I worked hard and the overwhelmingly Democratic district elected "Rabbi" Sheldon Farber as their new Senator to represent Jamaica. So from an early age, I have worked for justice for minorities and for all ethnic and racial peoples.

WHY TELL THIS NOW?

I have represented the Sterling District for 13 years now and have always had these kinds of convictions.

I have done this type of "social crusading" for many more minorities in a public and strident fashion. I hope to continue.

Liberals and their allies hate me for this because they want to remove me from "power".

It is Thanksgiving time and a time family visits and generosity of spirit and gratitude for the many gifts of our community and this season is for all of Sterling.

I am delighted to serve these 13 years.

A majority re-elected me again for a 4 year term one year ago,

I pledge to represent you all to the best of my abilities without regard to race, creed, religous beliefs, national origins or sex.

That's the kind of Sterling Americans you all have been for me and for our community and I pledge to continue to be that kind of Sterling American for you. Thank you.

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