My father, God rest his soul, had certain beliefs. And he raised his family, based on those beliefs. When Viet Nam took place, my father was a young man, who went to fight in that war. When he came home, everything changed. But, some things still remain the same.
We went to school, and every day we stood for the National Anthem, as it played in every school I ever attended. And we said the Pledge as well, every day.
We were taught American History. And we were conditioned to love our country, good or bad. We respected the flag, and the Constitution of the United States. We were taught to always respect our leaders, and never speak out against the Good Old American Way, because, in America, we were blessed to have so much. We lived in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Growing up, one could not mistake the affect alcohol and violence played on us as kids. My father preached a family gospel, set the rules, and spoke very forcefully, that if we did not like it, too bad, as long as we lived under his roof.
I was, for a number of years, absent from the process of citizenship. Alcohol was calling the shots, and I was absent. When I got sick, I learned in raw detail, just how much my country did not think of me, and what my country actually did think of me. A Gay man with AIDS.
I suffered from other Americans who did not keep their words, and let me founder when I most needed it. My world got very small. Some years later, I reached a point that I wanted off this ship.
The government was not coming to my rescue, because they were dead set against giving people with AIDS any coverage or overt assistance.
Fate took it course and I got my ticket out of dodge.
My father was incensed. He swore me a traitor. And said that I was spitting on his good name and everything that he had given me. I’ve always said that my father was a 50% 50% man. But he never forgave me for jumping the border.
There was a better way to live. And Live well. I could not have imagined the life that transpired before me, had you told me what that life would have looked like, as I waited for my papers.
I am still a dual citizen. I am still an American. But I am also a Canadian Citizen. I appreciate both worlds and what each of them have afforded me.
As an American Citizen, I STILL PARTICIPATE in voting in my home city of Miami Beach. I still participate in the Democratic Process of voting in every election. I still own that right as an American with dual citizenship.
I might not live in the U.S. but as a Citizen I retain my right to participate, even if you believe I left. I was never a Forever Trumper. I won’t publish your comments to that effect.
IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE MUELLER REPORT, DO NOT BOTHER LEAVING A COMMENT. I WON’T SHARE YOUR VIEW, IF YOU HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN THE TASK OF READING THE PROOF FROM ROBERT S. MUELLER, SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR THE UNITED STATES.
The time has come for Americans to read the Mueller Document. I have a copy, and have read it through. You need to read it as well.
The time has come for Americans to speak with one voice. Our President is a LIAR. He has Obstructed Justice. He has overstepped his abilities as President. The Leader of the Greatest country on earth, has spit on his citizenship. He has denuded America of its honor, by his dishonor.
President Trump, needs to be IMPEACHED and removed from office, sooner than later. If you have read Mueller’s report, you too, have read in great detail the injustices perpetrated by our President.
The man who took an Oath of office to Respect and Defend the Constitution of the United States, and protect it.
The Oath Reads:
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
President Trump has dishonored his role as President. He has not defended the Constitution of the United States. He is in bed with the Russians, the main Arch Rival of the United States.
I am ashamed as an American to see where we have gone and what has come of our government and our leaders, who turn a blind eye to a man who has corrupted the office of the president.
There are no two ways about it. We must REMOVE Trump from the White House, NOW. PERIOD.
End of sentence.
We must restore the Dignity and Respect of the highest office in the land, because America is the laughing stock of the world.
IMPEACH the PRESIDENT.