Story time:

(1) A lot of talk lately about the migrant caravan and the “inflammatory rhetoric” of Trump being responsible for pipe bombs.

When anyone expresses their concern re: migrant caravan, or their hatred of us, we are labeled as we have always been. Racist Bigot Nazis.
(2) I’d like to tell you the history of my family, in the hopes it helps shed some light on what I believe and think the way I do.

My great grandfather was an amazing man. He was born in Chicago Illinois to Italian parents, and had 3 living siblings.
(3) his sister died of pneumonia at a year old, and his brother died of leukemia in his teenage years.

His parents died of cancer, and because of complications - they had to go back at a young age to their parents home country of Italy.
(4) They went to stay with their aunt and uncle, who already had children of their own. Some nights, they would go hungry so the kids could eat. My grandfather took a job with horses to provide for his brothers, all so they could earn the money to eventually come back.
(5) When that day finally came, one brother stayed behind and became a priest (Fr Sam) in the north of Italy. The others went back to Chicago. Because of his hardships, he had to quit school - and until the day he died, only had a middle school education.
(6) his second brother, was involved with some mafia, nothing serious, but a little bit of a trouble maker. His third brother, became quite rich through stock exchange & investment. Through all this, they stayed close.
(7) he would tell me stories of his mom & dad, their pride for America. How they flew a flag in their yard and always spoke English, even in private. They learned it SO WELL, most thought they were natives. They named their children after American historical figures.
(8) They loved America and the life it gave them. The opportunities & the freedoms.

My great grandfather went on to open his own restaurant. He met my great grandmother when she interviewed for a job as a waitress.
(9) they lived happily for a while until WWII broke, and his enlisted in the navy. He was stationed in the South Pacific (Chief Warrant Officer), and was one of the first men to introduce heartier meals to the men. He believed a good meal, produced better fighters.
(10) Meanwhile in Italy, his brother Sam (the Catholic priest) was taken captive by the Nazis for hiding Jews beneath his church. He was moved to different camps. Dachau, Ebensee, and liberated from Matthausen. He weighed all of 70 lbs the day he was rescued.
(11) He suffered unspeakable things. Rape, torture, watching friends die.

When the war was over, he had a hard time adjusting. He died from stomach cancer years later. Here is a picture of the four brothers together. My great grandfather (far right).
(12) They were the American story. They are the American dream. They worked hard, they were orphans, they suffered. They loved their country.

They were conservative. Imagine that.
(13) So when you call me a Nazi, tell me I’m an intolerant, racist, and a bigot?

You know nothing about me. I’m a proud American from an immigrant family. My uncle suffered at the hands of a REAL Nazi.
(14) I’m sure this doesn’t matter to anyone though, because it doesn’t fit your narrative.

Why report on the conservative struggles of a legal immigrant, when it’s so simple to paint everyone as evil because we want to protect our home?
(15) My great grandfather was the first to welcome a hard working immigrant. He would also love our President @realDonaldTrump & support holding back that caravan at ALL COSTS. So would his brother.
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