If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.
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|Birth:||19th November, 1942|
|Profession:||Politician, Publisher, Teacher|
Gary Leonard Ackerman was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. He is an American politician, publisher, and teacher. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1979 to 1983, sitting in the 183rd, 184th and 185th New York State Legislatures. He is a former U.S. Representative from New York, serving from 1983 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He graduated from Queens College in 1965. After college, Ackerman became a New York City School teacher where he taught social studies, mathematics, and journalism to junior high school students in Queens. In 1970, he left teaching and start a weekly community newspaper in Queens called The Flushing Tribune which soon became the Queens Tribune. He served as its editor and publisher.
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