That is why Melé is running for Congress in New York’s 17th District (representing parts of Rockland, Bronx, and Westchester counties) to return the direction of the state of government to one that mirrors what the Founding Fathers intended.
Anthony Melé is one of just a few congressional candidates that refer to the U.S. Constitution to defend his policy positions. (When was the last time you saw a sitting representative do that?) His opinions are on the mark; he supports low taxes, personal responsibility, and small government.
Even if one disagrees with a position set forth by Melé, he atleast stands on conviction and references the letter of the law. Case in point, some in the electorate call for “term limits” as a way to disassemble laziness in government. Incumbents stay elected sometimes because their position of power facilitates that outcome. When addressing this question, Melé refers to Amendment XX of the U.S. Constitution where term limit provisions are already determined – “Remember, Raquel, they were smart guys,” he says.
Melé explains that in order to change term limits at the federal level, a constitutional amendment is needed. He said that a constitutional amendment is not something to take lightly, and indeed if he were to promote an amendment to the constitution, it would be to eliminate the income tax burden regulated by the 16th Amendment – his understanding is clear and his views are articulate.
You see Melé doesn’t give the politically efficient answers to questions posed – like so many politicians do today – he formulates his positions from thoughtful comprehension of the U.S. Constitution, and moves forward from there.
Anthony Melé has a noted history in community and military service to America. Rising from the grassroots, Melé ran a formidable campaign for Ramapo Town Supervisor in 2007, drawing supporters from near and far for his dedication to the U.S. Constitution, his “tell it like it is” style, and his relevant record as an Army Specialist.
Mr. Melé was decorated for valor by the US Army, was a nominee for the White House Fellowship program, and received special recognition awards from the U.S. Congress, the US Secret Service, the U.S. Marshal Service and a Presidential appointment as the Selective Service local board member for the Hudson Valley, State of New York.
Proudly discussing his time spent at the “tomb of the unknown soldier” guarding, recognizing and honoring the victims of war who do not have an identity, is just one example of Melé’s unmoving attention to service and honor, he exudes love for America (that’s why I like him so much!).
The Hispanic community in District 17 is largely Democrat-affiliated, even though the Republican Party has worked hard to convince Hispanics that the political organization that best resembles their conservative-minded principles is the Republican Party.
Anthony Melé, born and raised in the Bronx, and of Puerto Rican decent by-default becomes a natural leader for Hispanics. His skills as a persuasive orator moves others to take a second look at the Republican Party.
(Message to all my Puerto Rican relatives who are Democrats – the Republican Party is best suited for you – estoy hablando en serio! )
Party of Lincoln:
The Republican Party is in fact known as the “Party of Lincoln.” Recall it was President Abraham Lincoln who developed the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) which says in part:
And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
Further, Abraham Lincoln declared the following at the crucial Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863 (in part):
It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
It is the Republican Party that initiated protections for American citizens who were treated in an abusive manner particularly due to race, but also due to ethnic background. It takes a leader to stand on principle and honor.
President Lincoln was a true leader – Anthony Melé is too. He is determined, fresh-faced, and ready to take on a government that has lost sight of what America is all about. Send a message of hope to Washington D.C. by supporting U.S. Army Veteran, Patriot, and Constitutionalist, Anthony Melé.