Tag: The American Dream

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On Brian Kilmeade’s radio show today, he said to his guest that Trump is down in eight different polls, and they can’t all be wrong. All the talk shows have suggestions: Trump needs to call Biden out (of the basement) and ask him how he would handle……lack of law enforcement to respond to emergencies (happening […]

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Perspective, Thankfulness, Patriotism, and Personal Responsibility


We dodged once again, the latest hurricane Nate. I manage properties on the Gulf Coast so I prepare. My helper Carlos is a painter by trade. He helped me secure outdoor furnishings, haul in breakables and put it all back, post storms. It’s been a busy season. So busy, he said that all the checks totaling thousands that I gave him from my property owners, he’s not had a chance to deposit.

His sister has a housekeeping team that I use, one of several. One of 13 children, she told me she has no sympathy for illegals. She has been legal in this country for decades, owns property and her children are in college, one studying to be a lawyer. One of Carlos’s daughters is the secretary for our local St. Rita’s Catholic Church. The example of the American Dream. No taking a knee, no victims here.

Their elderly father has throat cancer. They take turns caring for him. He still drives. He loves Mexico. He’s having panic attacks, realizing his independence and self-reliance is slipping away. He lost his wife. My friend Carlos that helped me secure my properties lost his wife. Laurajia his sister, who runs the housekeeping team’s daughter-in-law in her 30’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I sponsored her – fundraisers. They don’t sit out a challenge. They meet it head on as a family and community. They are the best this country has to offer and they inspire me.