Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Conversation About Who To Vote For In 2020

A few days ago I was in a conversation where a friend asked me who I might support in the 2020 presidential elections. For me, it all depends on how the 2018 midterm elections turns out. If a Blue wave … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: The First Amendment

One of the things that most encapsulates the high ideals of America are the First Amendment. These encapsulate some of our most basic and cherished freedoms. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free … Continue reading

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Things That I Loved About America: The Reformers Fighting For Social Justice

I love history. What I love about history Is learning about the great reformers and radical activists who fought to expand American freedoms to marginalized groups within this country. I learned a lot about them from reading history books from … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Carlos Bulosan and His Book “America is in the Heart”

When I was growing up, I struggled with my identity as a Filipino American. Some of my Filipino classmates would criticize me for not know how to speak or understand Tagalog, and I would often be accused of being a … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Bipartisan Friendships

One of the things that has always made our democracy viable, something that seems to be strained today, has been the ability of Americans to respect fellow Americans of differing viewpoints. American history is rich with close friendships of individuals … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: The Congressional Career of John Quincy Adams

A few years ago, I checked out from the library the book “Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress” by Joseph Wheelan. I had just watched Steven Spielberg’s movie “Amistad” and I wanted to get … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Pete Seeger

One of the people that makes me most proud of being an American is Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger is one of my biggest heroes. He was a folk singer who believed in the power of music to help in the … Continue reading

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Things I Love About America: Benjamin Franklin

As we get nearer to the 4th of July, it must be hard at times to remember what we love about our country when our country has so many problems. But I still love the United States of America in … Continue reading

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Families Belong Together, San Jose, California – June 2018

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, I attended the Families Belong Together rally in San Jose, California, to support those families seeking refuge in the borders from the violence in their former home countries in Central America. It was a huge … Continue reading

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