Tag: #politicians

What Love of Country Is All About

Growing up in Mexico, I was exposed to a lot of nationalistic views about that country. When I came to the US, it wasn’t that much different. In either place, I was told to love the country with all my heart, and to not see any fault in it. That’s totally the wrong way of going about loving something, or someone…

Confession: I would not have voted for Obama in 2008

In the fall of 2008, while I was out on the eastern shore of Maryland for work, I got the chance to catch one of the presidential debates between Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. I wasn’t a citizen yet, so I would not be able to vote that November, but I definitely had my favorite to win: John…

The fight against inanimate objects

The US Representative (Scott Perry) for my district had a “town hall” over Facebook the other night. He was sitting in his Washington office and took questions from people watching the live feed. On the one hand, I’d like to give him credit for taking questions from his critics (like myself). On the other, he answered a question about gun…