Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rest of the Story - One of Many

                                         (Dad, Orestes Sera, promoted to First Sergeant)

An explosion shook the country when Obama unconstitutionally decreed amnesty for millions of illegals.Untold millions more await to join the invasion since Obama refuses to secure the borders. Obama also claims our immigration system is broken. It is now. He has broken it by his lawlessness in refusing to enforce the immigration laws. As generations of legal immigrants can attest the system did work. It still could within the legal process of securing the borders and updating the regulations where needed.

It is well known that Obama is fond of telling stories. Our family story in not unlike millions of other stories of legal immigration, the American way. The path is one of assimilation through commitment and hard work to become a successful and productive addition to the country.

It begins with my father coming to America from Cuba, legally to work. Then World War II broke out and he joined the Army to fight for the country he had grown to love. Fighting valiantly, he earned his citizenship.

He married my Mom, also from Cuba and they were stationed in the Panama Canal Zone base. My Mom slowly learned English by listening to Country music radio stations. Dad received orders to return to the States.

It was essential that Mom study hard the history and government of the United States to pass her exam in English for citizenship. The pride and joy were overwhelming as she, too became a citizen.
However, a dark cloud loomed when her X-Ray showed a spot on her lung, since being disease free was also a requirement. Anxiety was high because if a second test also showed a problem, she would not be allowed to go with Dad. Tears of joy and relief flowed as the second test showed clear lungs!

Assimilation does not equate obliteration of original roots and heritage. My parents made sure we would not forget Spanish. It was strictly enforced that no English was spoken in the home only Spanish. In fact, if we were caught speaking English inside, the punishment was to write it all in Spanish.
Although is was a real pain, today my siblings and I are so very grateful to be bi-lingual.
We learned English by playing with friends in the neighborhood and at school by total immersion. Children's brains are made to learn  and absorb language and we did.
As with most kids, were we teased and made fun of in the beginning, sure. We got over it and excelled becoming honor roll students.

Our story is not unique but a real tribute to the exceptionalism of America !
It is said that Benjamin Franklin was asked "Well, Doctor, what have we got- a Republic or a Monarchy?" He replied, " A Republic, if you can keep it."

Memo to Obama: by God's grace, we have not yet begun to fight to keep it!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gut Reaction to SOTUS

Gut Reaction to Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Ugly as sin, he slithers in

They love and kiss his feet

As he brings a nation to defeat

Giving phony, fake slobber kisses

U.S. values and truth he disses

What, oh what, will he spew?

Lies! Joe Wilson knew it was true

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Remembering Roe 2014
55 million babies have died in the U.S. since the infamous Supreme Court Roe v Wade ruling 41 years ago this month. It is beyond a national tragedy. It is a choice of descent into barbarism.
Because of the ghastly numbers of dead babies, it may be difficult to see that the pro-choice side is on a downward spiral.  Clinics continue to close as state after state pass pro-life bills. Young people faced with the scientific reality of the humanity of pre-born babies, are decidedly a more pro-life generation.
There are many significant defections from the pro- abortion side to the side of honoring human life.  Beginning with Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who worked not only performing abortions by the thousands, but was very instrumental in the overturning of laws against abortion. He later reversed his position because science showed him it was not a mass of tissue but a baby that abortion destroyed. His film “The Silent Scream” awakened many to the truth about abortion.
 Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the court ruling, turned her life around becoming a Christian. Then  set the record straight. The case was based on lies. She was not raped and she never had an abortion. She had just been used as a pawn in the case. Today she has dedicated her life to overturning Roe v Wade.
Numerous former abortion clinic directors and providers that have turn around, repented and now work to restore civil rights for the babies. These include Abby Johnson formerly working for Planned Parenthood and Carol Everett former abortion provider in the Dallas area. Everett has made an interesting observation during her testimony, “That’s another thing, you don’t see the defectors from the Pro-Life side to the abortion side…”
It is understandable that few would wish to be on the side that includes the likes of “Dr.” Kermit Gosnell. Last year Gosnell was found guilty of murdering infants in late term abortions in the most unspeakable ways.
After 41 years this nation has a choice. We can choose the spirit of death as expressed by Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger. Who said,” The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Or we could choose the wisdom of Mother Teresa, ”The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn’t learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”
41 years of bloodshed is enough. The time has come to choose to cherish life and defeat the merchants of death. We shall overcome!