From the perspective of a foreign born American Citizen
Guest Editorial: Dr Juan Bibriesca
June 3, 2016 (San Diego) My name is Dr. Juan M. Bribiesca;
I am a Medical doctor from Mexico, a foreign born citizen and now a proud American Citizen. I was blessed to come to this great country that enjoys freedom and democracy and that separates this country from other countries around the world.
Freedom in this country is not free, not here in the U.S. not in the Middle East, not anywhere. Respect it, Value it, Preserve it.
I am here on this Memorial day to pay tribute and honor in this Sacred ground to all the men and women of the armed forces, that have risked and paid with their lives to defend our freedom and democracy, so people like me and others have enjoyed and continue to enjoy in this great country.
Being a foreign born citizen, I do not take freedom of this country for granted as many others do, especially when you come from countries in which there is no freedom.
I am forever grateful and honored to be an American Citizen, because of the opportunities that this country has provided me.
I speak as an immigrant that came from homelessness to becoming a Medical professional and a Candidate for California State Senator in a country of great opportunities and dreams.
We owe all of this to all the men and women of the armed forces that with their sacrifice help us defend our way of life, “you are the true architects of the American dream” with respect to the Memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice……… and those who risk their lives today so we may continue to live in freedom.
God Bless you and God Bless America.
Dr. Juan M. Bribiesca
Candidate For California State Senate District 39
(The views expressed in this editorial are of the writer and may not necessarily reflect the editorial views of this paper)