Posted: 06/24/16 17:57, Edited: 06/24/16 18:02
by Dave Mindeman
Here is a lit piece for a Republican candidate for Senate in Eagan. Take a look at the biography....
That is a powerful story. And it has a lot of compelling background for a candidate. But look closely....
He talks about living under the "damaging effects of socialism", yet freely admits that his family "initially survived on public assistance". Was that type of socialism acceptable? Apparently so.
"He began a new life in Minnesota as a refugee."
First thing that came to my mind is...would he have that same opportunity today? Would his family be allowed to come here? Would they not come under immediate suspicion? And the more important thought is "how can this candidate be on the same ticket as Donald Trump?"
His family has the real American success story. They built a business from scratch...a successful business. Probably have a number of employees.
But, considering the Party he has chosen, would he fight to give a similar immigrant family the same support? It is a question worth asking.
He says he is worried about our children's future. He wants to restore "economic opportunity for Eagan and Burnsville residents" and is "passionate about preserving our freedoms."
But the big question is does that desire apply to everybody? Can the Party of Trump fulfill that quest for everyone...or just the select few.
Victor Lake wants to become a Republican State Senator - but if Republicans are successful in November, a candidate like Victor Lake would not be running because he probably would not be here.
He is running against incumbent Senator Jim Carlson...a Senator who would support giving an opportunity to a family like Victor's...a Senator who understands where true opportunity for all really lies. A Senator who has supported the efforts to strengthen the economy of the State of Minnesota. A Senator who believes in a compassionate and inclusive America.
We can congratulate Victor on his successful story. We can admire what his family has endured and succeeded in. But Victor's choice of the Party he has decided to embrace counters everything that has allowed him to succeed. Choosing the Party of Trump.
I think we need to consider that in November.