For most Americans the idea of legal immigration is a blessing. We are a generous country and a melting pot that welcomes all. Unless we are Native Americans, we all have a link to our mother country. Our ancestors came here hoping for a better life, seeking liberties that were oftentimes absent in our homes across the seas. Our grandparents wanted to become Americans and they were proud ones. They never even called themselves “Irish-Amercans” or “Scottish-Americans” because they were simply Americans. My friends from Cuba remind me of this when they proudly speak of their new found freedoms in America; they are so very patriotic!
My dear friend Emma is like this. We became friends talking to each other about our love for this country. She values freedom more than most because she knows what it is like to live under a communist regime. She understands the misery of not being able to practice her faith, or being told to spy on her neighbors. She understands the sadness of poverty and the inability to improve ones circumstances under communism. She is enraged when she sees some ignorant person wearing a Che Guevara Tee Shirt because she knows the truth about this hipster icon; who was actually a mass murderer. She also knows that if she expressed this thought in Cuba she would have been arrested and sent to a work camp. Emma values freedom and God given liberties more than most Americans. She expressed some of her thoughts very sincerely in the following list. I asked her if I could post this on my website, I hope you will understand her heart and come to realize as she has that our Country will be lost if we do not vote for and value freedom.
I feel compelled to tell my Facebook friends why I am voting Conservative.
1. I already lived in a Godless country and don’t want to repeat the experience.
2. It took my family 8 years to leave the country after the application date including 8 1/2 months of forced work as a punishment for wanting to leave Cuba. I was 15 years old when they took me out of school to put me in this awful place; a work camp which was heavily guarded by the military. Yes, I vote for LEGAL immigration because it is a privilege to live in this wonderful nation.
3. I could have had siblings, but because mother had several abortions, I am an only child. I will always vote against killing the unborn, It is murder and has been a great sorrow for me.
4. My family left Cuba to have Freedom. Freedom of speech, and religion…to be able to live in dignity, peace and liberty. The liberal party does not value these freedoms.
5.I vote for the constitutional rights that our forefathers fought for. Since I lived as all the Cuban people have for over 50+ years, without the right to vote for the president of the country, I will always practice this right. This country, that opened it’s arms to my family is the only beacon of light for people around the world. I vote conservative because my love for what conservative represents. I admire and respect all who have fought for it and those who still defend it at home or abroad. Leaving my children and grandchildren a God loving country; a safe place to live and raise their families, where they can reach their goals and take advantage of the opportunities offered to them. This is my priority as I approach the golden years. Yes, I am a conservative and I vote to have our values and principles be taught in schools for a better society, otherwise, the socialistic ideals of the progressive liberals will destroy the main fabric of this great nation.
God Bless us….God Bless America,
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Wonderful piece!! I am proud to call Emma my mother. I appreciate you posting this article. It is so important to share this story as it reinvigorates me everytime I think about it, and hopefully it does the same for others. I have shared this story with other my entire life. I was raised in the very liberal state of California, and have been educated through graduate school in very biased and leftist classrooms. I always stood my ground and defended the values of the conservative party, never losing sight of my family’s experience in Cuba. I hope this article also opens the minds of those who don’t necessarily support any immigration into our country. Some of the most patriotic citizens I know immigrated into ths country! Viva Cuba Libre!
Thanks J.C. for commenting. I am so proud that you have stood up for conservative values: Liberty, small government, low taxes, free speech, and the God given right to defend and protect those we love. When ever I meet a Cuban American we are kindred spirits immediately because they are passionate for Liberty and are willing to speak out about it. May you always stay as strong as you are now and defend these ideals of our great country! Blessings to you!
Love it! Thank you friend for sharing my story. I love you. God bless you.
God Bless you too my friend. May God help our America to remain free! I hope those who come from other oppressive countries will vote for those who value liberty, small government and most importantly LIFE!