In a letter to the editor, former Freeholder Chairman Jose Munoz calls West New York Mayor Felix Roque “a liar” and throws his support behind Commissioner Count Wiley’s West New York United ticket for the May 12 municipal election.
I have read and re-read Mayor, Officer, and Medical Doctor Felix Roque’s most recent interview on Politicker NJ as well as listening to his right-hand spokesperson Pablo Fonseca testify on Roque’s behalf and I find one lie after another.
I respect and honor all our uniformed men and women in the military and anyone dishonoring this uniform makes me extremely angry.
When a public official is proven to be a LIAR and continually emphasizes his military rank, it makes me even angrier. Roque fits this category.
If you never read the military’s Standards of Conduct you are not alone. It’s obvious Mayor, Officer, and Medical Doctor Felix Roque hasn’t either and what’s truly unacceptable is his actions which are directly opposite to that set forth within the Standards of Conduct.
Mayor, Officer, and Medical Doctor Felix Roque systematically provides the listener/reader his military credentials whenever it appears expedient. What he fails to include is the Ethics part of the Code which weighs heavily upon Honesty and Integrity. Both terms Roque fails to practice.
Honesty – Roque LIED to the FBI and is caught on Tape LYING which he later admitted in Court. The Code presents HONESTY as: “Being truthful, straightforward, and candid are aspects of honesty. Truthfulness is required.
Lies erode credibility and undermine public confidence.” So Roque, why do you disrespect the military by not following the Standards of Conduct?
Roque has intentionally declined to provide the public with the Tape of his conversation when he said he was speaking with the C.I.A. He said other interesting things as well which he doesn’t want anyone to hear. WHY? Because he is a calculating LIAR! The Tape alone will prove to all that this man is not only dishonest, but devious.
Roque – LET EVERYONE HEAR THE TAPE!!! Let the people decide how Ethical you really are!!!!
Integrity is next. According to the Code, “Following principles, acting with honor, maintaining independent judgment, and performing duties with impartiality help to maintain integrity and avoid conflicts of interest and hypocrisy. Duties with impartiality?
For years, Roque has been controlling West New York, like Castro controls Cuba – his way or the Highway. Friends and family members, no matter whether they are qualified for the position or not receive high paying jobs and enviable positions.
Talking about the other aspects within the Ethical portion of the Code would consume several more pages. So please feel free to review this material yourself – DoD Joint Ethics Regulation DoD 5500.7-R.
Roque is a disgrace to Public Service at all levels! He does not deserve your vote or your respect.
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