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October 26, 2012
In case Obama is wondering why the Poles support Romney...
Polish-American culture has been impugned and insulted by the current Occupant of the White House. The president's ignorance is apparent when it comes to the long history and perseverance of the Poles in their fight for liberty. To take one notable example, on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland, Obama announced his cancelation of plans to place missile interceptors there.
Obama has gone out of his way to disrespect the Poles with his "Polish death camps" remark, or his choosing to play golf instead attending the memorial for Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish first lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Yet he is perplexed that the national polls are favoring a Romney victory.
Perhaps Mr. Obama's disdain for the Poles stems from our rejection of his oppressive policies, or from our firm belief in God, or from Poland's rejection of the Euro-socialist state.
Polish immigrants brought our culture of pride, hard work, and religious devotion to the New World. There was no government health care, community outreach, or welfare assistance programs. My Polish ancestors would rather have starved than bring shame to their family and faith by becoming wards of the state. No, they believed that Boże would provide.
Mr. Obama should pay attention to the Poles instead of the polling, for great presidents have stood with us.
October 14, 1962: my mom took my brother John and me to Niagara Square for the Pulaski Day Parade in Buffalo, NY to hear President Kennedy speak while celebrating with the Polish community.
JFK believed in liberty, and he humbly understood the Poles.
Another great president, Ronald Reagan, believed in liberty and stood by the Poles with his "Candle in the Window" speech.
Make no mistake: Obama has used this hallmark line over the years, yet he continues the mistakes of his own ignorance.
Mitt Romney understands the Poles, as evidenced in his speech at Warsaw University.
Mr. Obama should take the advice offered by great presidents who respected the Poles and stood by them.
Yes, Mr. Obama, we Poles cherish our freedom, persevere with self-reliance, and have a long history of loving God, family, and country. We love liberty because we have fought so hard to earn it.
As a Polish-American, I never have to question why God has blessed America. I fully understand why and realize what a shame it would be for any Polish American to vote for you.
Alan Aszkler is a Polish-American conservative and a frequent contributor to American Thinker.
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