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“We the People” are why we will win Nov. 2012!

It will not be an elected official who will save America in Nov. 2012 it will be “We The People” sharing our stories with each other.

Your call to action is to tell your friends and neighbors about the great Americans linked below and their stories of success in building America. If your family has a similar story please share!!


America is truly the best of the best because of our Freedom of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”


The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

This is exactly why legal immigration is what has made our history so amazing. And why we must be keenly aware that illegal immigration is not a Hispanic issue to pander with it is a National Security issue.

Case in point: 

“Small businesses are a vital part of our economy and crucial to our economic recovery. President Obama’s comments denigrating them show that he just doesn’t understand who the real job creators are. How can he help small businesses, like those in Texas, when he doesn’t even recognize their value?

Now let’s take a look at another immigrant who lived the American dream and provided a family business that has been a part of the American fabric you may not know about.

 I. B. Cohen’s 525 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY

Lou Gehrig costumer at I.B. Cohen’s in New York

When Lou Gehrig shopped at I.B. Cohen’s, in the early 1930s, he had Nat Cohen make suits from material Gehrig had purchased while playing exhibition games in Japan. Each suit cost the famous Yankee $32.00. At the same time- and years before- artist Norman Rockwell bought his clothes here. Many other celebrities, CEOs, and area neighbors have and continue to shop for the best-dressed look at I.B. Cohen’s.
Israel Ben Cohen, an immigrant from Lithuania, opened his first men’s clothing store in 1888, in Mamaroneck. (He later sold that store to his brother-in-law, Margolius. That store closed in 1983.) By 1900 he had established his second, near New Rochelle’s City Hall on Main Street. Of all his children – seven sons and one daughter, three sons chose to join the business.
When the store’s second location was claimed for the construction of Division Street, another store was begun. On October 2, 1941, a year after the death of the senior Cohen, sons Nat, Lip and Dave opened a new store. I.B. Cohen’s is still located at the 525 Main Street address.

The three owners had a total of 8 children – seven girls and one boy. Nat’s son, Lewis, began working for the business in 1957. Today Lewis and his wife, Maryce, carry on the family tradition as retailers of quality clothing. But, unlike the two generations before, these Cohens also outfit women. From head-to-toe, accessories-to-shoes, the current I.B. Cohen’s complements its wide selection of casual and dress wear for a totally “coordinated look.”

The men’s department still features the classics – Pendleton, Hickey Freeman and London Fog, as well as labels bearing trendier names. Despite the ever-changing lines to suit contemporary fashion, the store remains committed to personalized service that is “above and beyond.” For years a Pelhamite who relocated to another state continued to shop here for her family. Three times a year she traveled to the store from Virginia – by taxi!

These are the kind of Americans who have built their family businesses from scratch and are who make America great, not the government. In America we have the freedom to Prosper, the freedom Live!

FosterFriessAs my good friend Foster Friess says…….“Do we want to be governed by rules and regulations or do we want to be inspired by virtue and values.” 

President Obama we did build America and we will continue to fight for freedom for our Children and Grandchildren.

~Is Capitalism Moral? Defending the Free Market ~

Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!  


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