Friday, June 22, 2012

DREAM Come True

President Obama announced the DREAM Act.
Welcome news for Florida and the nation.

Young people
Who were brought to America as children
Who grew up as Americans,
Who think of themselves as Americans,
Who are Americans in all but paperwork.

Young people
Who learned English,
Who excelled at school,
Who hope to serve this country,
Who pledged allegiance to the flag.

Young people
Who will now have a chance
Who will now be able to live freely,
Who will now be able to work legally,
Who now will be able to contribute fully.

Young people
Who remind us,
In this nation,
It’s not what you look like,
It’s not where you were born.

What makes you an American,
What makes you a member
Of our national family?
It’s what you do with your opportunities,
It’s how you live your life.

The House of Representatives, when it was in Democratic hands, passed the Dream Act.  The Republicans in the Senate blocked it’s passage with a filibuster that requires 60 votes in order to proceed.  A total of 55 senators voted “Yes.”  All Republican’s voted “No.”

Republicans have been determined to block every initiative of the President, and they have the numbers to do it.  President Obama is forced to use his executive powers in order to get anything done.

Reelect President Obama and give him large Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate.  Give Obama a chance to actually implement his policies and this country will soar to new heights.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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