I have always found it interesting to listen to the story of an immigrant to the United States. Hearing about the differences between America and their homeland is something extraordinary which can give anyone an immense appreciation for America. I volunteer on Sean Bielat’s Campaign for Congress, and one of the most dedicated volunteers is an immigrant from Czechoslovakia. He came to America decades ago with practically empty pockets, because he was a musician who was told by the Czech government that he could no longer play music. It was American freedom that appealed to him, and years later he has built himself a successful business, and he has raised a family in a free country that would never dream of banning music; we are all guaranteed the freedom to pursue happiness. Ayn Rand is another classic example of a person who witnessed the rise of socialism out of the USSR, and escaped to America. She was an outspoken critic of the brutal socialist regime, and tirelessly warned of the red flags in America which signal the coming rise of a dictatorship.
Freedom is never more than a generation from extinction. What Ayn Rand and the volunteer at Bielat’s office see is the same type of run up to the usurpation of freedom by tyrannical governments. As vigilant citizens, it is our responsibility to see to it that freedom remains for posterity.It would be wise to heed the warning of those who have experienced this first hand.
I came across this short video of a Hungarian born billionaire who escaped his oppressive country to make a life for himself in America. He has bought an ad spot on television spending upwards of $10 million of his own money to try to convey his message of American opportunity, and why now more than ever citizens must stand up to protect our rights before they are taken from us.
The highest political office in America is currently occupied by a man who claimed that if you have a business, you didn’t build that. This is the type of opposition to success that preceded the regimes of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. It is time to take a firm stance against those who demonize job creators, and act like success is worthy of punishment. The following video is an ad which criticizes the the Obama administration. With the refrain of “you didn’t build that, you didn’t build that, that’s Obamastyle”, the video refers to Obama as the 6 trillion dollar man–the amount of debt he added to the U.S. in just 4 years. The video paints Obama as out of touch with Presidential duties, preferring celebrity status while the hope and change he promised was a scam which really only led to “every baby born owing 50 grand to uncle Sam”.