I am a published historian, conservative activist and public servant. My publications include a chapter entitled "The Aftermath," in Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton and The Centennial History of Holy Rosary Parish: 1904-2004 Reading, PA. I am a contributor to The Federalist. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Italian-American Cultural Center of Pennsylvania. I was elected a Reading School Director in 2005, serving until 2009, and then was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy in 2013. I was appointed to the Reading Planning Commission in 2014 and elected Chairman in 2017.
To celebrate Independence Day, I would like to recommended a few informative websites of outstanding organizations dedicated to promoting freedom by cataloging the violations of it or recording human suffering where liberty has been absent:
Freedom House, a respected organization which ranks states
around the world according to their levels of human rights, including economic
The United States Commission on
Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan federal commission dedicated particularly to
defending freedom of religion abroad, http://www.uscirf.gov/;
Victims of Communism Memorial
Foundation, an American non-profit foundation established by an Act of the United States Congress, http://victimsofcommunism.org/.