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Jay Lin: An open letter to my Chinese American friends
By Jay Lin  
OP 10/28/2016

Dear Friends,

As the 2016 Presidential election is just 2 weeks away, I am compelled to express my thoughts towards this critical time in our nation’s history.

Like many of you, I am a first generation immigrant who embraces freedom, liberty and opportunity. These are the attributes of what America is all about. Often times I’ve questioned, how has a nation that has accomplished such greatness and has been a beacon of hope for the free world also be one of the youngest countries on earth. Is that a coincidence? I doubt it.

A great nation like America could not have achieved so much without a stable, time-tested political system that time and time again brings assurance and confidence to its people. Until recent years, I had great confidence in our system. What changed? Being a construction professional, I understand how important "foundation" is to a building. If a foundation is compromised, all the structure and the contents in the structure are subject to destruction.

The same is true of the foundation of our nation that largely depends on its people upholding the most important document, the Constitution of the United States.  It was created to serve as a series of guiding principles as citizens and officials conduct their public affairs. However, over the last few years, I’ve witnessed the deterioration of our principles in an alarming way.

Recently, I sensed the foundation that made our nation great has been undermined. The very fabric of our nation has been torn apart by the two extremely different ideologies.   It has been further fueled by "Political Correctness", which has driven our people further apart rather than uniting us.

What are the telltale signs? Social issues, such as same sex marriage and demand for transgender bathrooms may not pose immediate dangers to our society, but they are sure signs of "Moral Bankruptcy".  And while refugee settlements may sound good as a humanitarian effort, this imposed policy could force the continued transformation of America. One can argue that the United States is a nation of immigrants, but it's not hard to tell the difference between immigrants from the past who cherish and embrace American values and are grateful citizens vs recent refugees who came from "Known Terrorist Countries" looking to change the American way of life and reject the idea of assimilation, while demanding rights under their own set of laws and values. To succumb to this ideology will jeopardize the very sovereignty of our nation.

I am a registered Republican and I believe in Republican core principles; limited government, individual liberty and low taxes while ensuring equal treatment for all people, respecting the sanctity of human life, protecting traditional marriage, safeguarding religious liberties, protecting freedom of speech, and supporting the right to keep and bear arms. While these may sound like political rhetoric, these are the values that I hold dear to my heart.  And I know many of you share this ideal.

As a nation, we are at the cross roads.  This election may very well be the pivotal point of our country’s history. We cannot be silent anymore. We must take the stand, stand for righteousness, stand for upholding the Constitution and stand for a Great America.

Yes, we can make America Great Again!

 Jay Lin
A Chinese American Patriot who voted for Trump

 

(Jay Lin, a licensed general contractor, from Taiwan, was elected to the Johns Creek GA. City Council on Dec. 1 in a runoff election.)

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