“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

If you want to be truly humbled, watch naturalized citizens speak to President Trump. I love America. I’m proud of America. I’m proud to be an American. But I was born here, as were my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and great, great grandparents. It’s the only country I know. We forget – oh my gosh – we forget how very fortunate we are.

On Sunday, President Trump met with ‘Latinos for Trump’ in Nevada. They stand and speak to him and male and female, they are so grateful to the President – and to America – for what he and the country have given them; the opportunities afforded them and their families, the successes they’ve been able to achieve that were impossible where they were born.

Most of them have lived under socialism; many of them have lived in oppressive societies in which they were emotionally and mentally straight-jacketed. They could never get ahead. They could never reach their goals. Sometimes just feeding their families was more than they could accomplish.

They speak to the President like he’s their special friend; they speak to him from their hearts and often get choked up and a tear or two falls but they so desperately want him to know how they feel, to tell him about the businesses they’ve started, to tell him how successful their children are. They want him to know. They need for him to know how he has affected their lives in the last four years. They’ve got one shot to tell him and they use it. One gentleman – this was priceless – said he didn’t have a question but his mom wanted him to tell the President ‘she loves you’. Moving, touching stories that are as much about America as it about the President.

And that’s the thing, isn’t it? The Flag, Lady Liberty, and the President – the right President – are the hope of the world and the things by which we Americans are known.

I’ll say it loud. I’M AMERICAN AND I’M PROUD.

 

 

 

16 Responses to “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    So, you’re American, then? 🙂 🙂

    You mentioned about some of them living under socialism? Then voting Republican for those people should be an easy choice. One of the things with the left – and it’s the same here in the UK – is they bring these people in and keep them poor, all the while blaming their opposition for their poverty. It’s the main reason why the Red Wall has existed for so long in this country. Not just those they bring into the country but the existing indigenous poor already here. In America, it seems that the tide is turning on that front because Trump is willing to do something for the people in these areas. He wants to lift their heads from the gutter to the stars. Our government? D’you know what? I’m not going there. They annoy me as much as the Democrats annoy you Americans.

    I have wondered, in recent months, who is better off – us or you? Well, you have the second amendment, you have riots, murders and looting, you have conservatives consistently intimidated and threatened in the streets but at least you have a conservative leader. I’d take the s***storm in the US over our shower. The only thing we’ve got to look forward to, in the next month or so, is watching Trump take his place in the Whitehouse for another 4 years. That’s how bad things are in the UK at the moment.

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    • audremyers says:

      The important thing to remember, 39, is that the Latinos for Trump came in the LEGAL way, and paid a goodly sum of money to attain their naturalization. They are as against the illegals as any other rational American.

      I don’t know what to say. I’ve pretty much stopped commenting on the political articles on The Conservative Woman UK site because I don’t understand, really, how your government works. You’ll excuse me, I hope, when I say that Farage should have been elected Prime Minister but I guess there’s no machinery to allow that to happen. Maybe even Gerard Batton. I was nervous when it was Boris Johnson, he didn’t seem (to me, anyway) to ‘get it’. I hate to ask but – will Brexit happen?

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      • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

        Gerard Batten would, in an ideal world, have been a better leader than Farage because he’s more all encompassing. While Farage was banging the Brexit drums, Batten was the one saying that in order for UKIP to be embraced by the nation, we needed a manifesto of common sense policies. It’s such a shame that Farage didn’t sell these at the 2015 election because, I’m sure, we’d have won more than one MP and 120 second places. Farage did an awful lot in terms of getting the message out on the EU, as he is now with the migrant crisis, but it says a lot that someone had to come in from the outside to tell us about these things. The people of the UK wouldn’t know half of what goes on here without the courageous people who put their heads above the parapet and say something. UKIP were a force for good in that regard but they’ve abandoned their grassroots, which is why they’ve fallen apart.

        You ask whether Brexit will happen? You’ll get a mixed response on TCW about that but I don’t think it will. This government have had ample chances to walk away from Brussels and yet every day, we’re getting the same messages and the same arguments. In my opinion, debate on this issue should have stopped the day we won and the government should have pulled us out the year after. It says much that 4 years later, and even with an end goal in sight, it still looks like a half in, half out deal. I always thought that the completely unnecessary lockdown was to deplete our economy and pull us back to Brussels with the excuse that we could not afford to go it alone. The leftists in government haven’t completely destroyed the economy so they’ll give it another go – I fully expect a second lockdown to be announced within the next month and then we’ll be in the territory where it’s argued that Britain’s finances are kerput, therefore we need to be back in the bosom of the EU. That might sound like a pessimistic view of things but nothing this government have done since 2014 fills me with optimism.

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        • audremyers says:

          I thought the platform (we, here in the States, tend to look at the word ‘manifesto’ in its Communist/Socialist use) UKIP put together was sound and do-able. What a shame.

          I hate it, but I suspect you’re right – the European Union looms even larger now.

          All we can do, no matter where we live, is keep hammering away for our freedoms and let the ‘powers that be’ know we won’t go down without a fight.

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  2. Alys Williams says:

    Audre, I’m right beside you and all the other patriotic Americans from wherever they hail as long as they are happy to realise just how fortunate they are to live in a country of such opportunity.

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  3. Scoop says:

    Trump also removed the inability for religions to weigh in on political candidates although, for the love filthy lucre, we can see that many still play the old game of Church and State.

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  4. audremyers says:

    Thank you for link, Scoop. I wasn’t able to see the date this was filmed.

    Until our new priest arrived, no priest has ever said anything, from the pulpit, in the least bit political and that’s 50+ years of attending church. We are baptized, we are confirmed, we are to work out our salvation in fear and trembling and the Church prepares us to do just that. I don’t think, in my opinion of course, there’s any place for politics IN the church service.

    But whatever happens at coffee hour is free live entertainment! That’s when it’s appropriate to discuss politics or anything else.

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    • Scoop says:

      It is not inappropriate for a religious perspective to weigh in on candidates in an election. We are not forced into silence. Freedom FROM Religion is not a right; Freedom OF Religion is. For more:

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      • audremyers says:

        With all due respect, Scoop – it’s just my opinion; I prefer the Mass to be about Jesus; what happens after Mass is wide open. Teach me and preach me Jesus – through Him I’ll figure everything else out for myself.

        But like I said, it’s just my opinion and I value yours as well.

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        • Scoop says:

          Of course. Yet, reminding people about the sanctity of life and grave sin of killing babies in the womb is sort of fundamental to a Catholic’s faith and so it is about Christ and His gifts to us and our feeble excuses for being complicit in the killing of so many thousands of the unborn . . . all with souls, made by God for Himself. Thank God, Trump gets it.

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  5. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    ‘I thought the platform (we, here in the States, tend to look at the word ‘manifesto’ in its Communist/Socialist use) UKIP put together was sound and do-able. What a shame.’

    The UK had been screaming out for a new party of common sense policies for a while and when UKIP came along, they didn’t want to know. You’ll see many commenters on TCW say that they won’t vote away from the duopoly because 1) they’re worried about Labour getting in (a moot point since the party in power are initiating Labour policies) and 2) FPTP means their votes count for nothing. I’d say 120 second places in 2015, where UKIP ran some of the incumbents very close, is proof that if you move away from the duopoly and vote based on the policies, another party could do very well indeed. I’ve read comments from people who live abroad say that the British people had stout hearts and courage to vote to leave the EU but they really don’t. In a binary election where every vote mattered, it was an easy choice for many of us. In a general, local or even by election, not many people (including the good majority on TCW, are prepared to move away from the party formally known as conservative, despite the amount of damage they are doing. The majority of our electorate are political cowards, too afraid to vote with their conscience because something else might be worse. Well, they’re paying for it now and I bet they’ll vote in the same way next time. That’s why commenters like myself get angry with them. They complain about the shower we have but the majority of them voted for it.

    ‘I hate it, but I suspect you’re right – the European Union looms even larger now.’

    The EU continues to be an issue but the global quangos of the UN and the WHO are also problems. Trump knows how useless they are but our government are more than happy to keep paying vast sums of money into them for nothing in return.

    ‘All we can do, no matter where we live, is keep hammering away for our freedoms and let the ‘powers that be’ know we won’t go down without a fight.’

    Fine in your country but not in ours. With regards my first point, it all comes down to our electorate growing some balls. Otherwise, we’re stuck.

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    • audremyers says:

      I wish it were otherwise, 39, but there’s not a single point I can argue. I agree with you.

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      • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

        Half the time, I feel politically bi-polar. Some of the time, I’m up for the fight and other times, I get utterly despondent. The fight is only useful if others are up for the same thing but the UK, even amongst conservatives, is utterly split.

        Your fight is made easier because you have conservatives who want the same thing. If Trump wasn’t leading your country, going forward into the election year, but a faux conservative, would you back them? I know, if I was a US citizen, in this hypothetical situation where 2 people were running for President and neither was conservative, that I’d be looking at a 3rd option. I remember what you said about that, in past posts, but I’m an idealist. I want the right thing rather than the easy and safe choice. As it is, you have Trump and I’m positive he’ll get another 4 years.

        God bless America. 🙂

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        • audremyers says:

          Bless your heart! And God save the Queen.

          When neither candidate is what we want, we look to an Independent who may more closely fit our expectations and desires. There hasn’t been any of real consequence but it’s an option.

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