Happy 4th of July

On Jul 3, 2019, at 12:09 PM, (name withheld) <email withheld> wrote:

My dear brother Mikey,

Good afternoon.

As a political refugee July 4th is particularly significant to me. Independence, a state of being without which the pursuit of happiness is unreachable, must always be protected.

The United States has remained independent because it’s citizens, women and men, have historically paid the ultimate sacrifice for its protection. Citizens like you and Bonnie, your parents, your children, Americans serving our nation, defending its principles, protecting its values. Thank you Mikey, on this very special day of celebration for your tireless service to our nation, your fearless defense of our Constitution and your courageous and uncompromising willingness to speak truth to power. I am honored to stand with you brother.

I am most grateful for the gift of freedom which American patriots provided to my family as we fled a communist dictatorship. America’s beacon of freedom, shining brightly from the United States to the world, guided us to our new home. My parents recognized that their children’s future could not possibly be better protected in any other part of the world.

Mikey I remember a 1962 winter’s morning, following a tour of the Kansas Capitol building, standing on its snow covered grounds with my parents and two sisters; I was (age withheld). The Capitol was buzzing with activity on that day. The Legislature and the Supreme Court were in session. As we were walking towards our car my father put his arm around my shoulder and in a quiet and compelling voice he said to me: “In that building laws are created and enforced, remember always that we have no other place to which to run, our new land must be protected”. My parents knew that the United States of America had to be protected if we were to remain free.

Happy Fourth of July my brother. Your gallant battles defending justice and equality for all are inspiring.

Best regards Mikey to you and your family.

(name withheld)

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