Skip to comments.Voting: A Privilege to Hold Dear
Posted on 11/07/2006 7:40:12 AM PST by John Carey
My wife came from Vietnam the hard way. She was on the run from the Communists, in and out of prison and on and out again. Hiding in her own house like Ann Frank with fear of capture.
She and about 50 others spent 22 days in an open boat without food. Their only fresh water was rainwater collected in little cups. Four people died.
After reaching the Philippines, my wife, mixed into a horde of other Vietnamese refugees, overwhelmed the Philippine government. They built small huts in a kind of stalag to house the refuges for ten years.
Saigon fell and was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975. My wife made it to safety in the United States in 1998!
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The root cause of many of the politically-based issues in America are due to the fact MOST Americans have never fought a war, been bombed, been imprisoned by a totalitarian government, or lived under anything but freedom.
They do not appreciate what America is...and take for granted, what we have and the sacrifices that have been made to earn and keep it. And, of course, we have our socialists who are trying their best to redefine America as a socialist state adrift in liberalism.
If Americans were as good at voting and being involved with their government as they are at sucking up the benefit of living in America, we would have a better government, far more dedicated to running America as it was designed to be, and far more accountable to the people that are America....
Much better, I am glad to see that she is so serious about voting.
I just spoke to an 84 year old woman who said she has voted in every election since she was first of age....
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