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Cuban-Americans Favor End to Decades-Old Embargo

December 9th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Cuban-Americans Favor End to Decades-Old Embargo

A recent poll shows that the majority of Cuban-Americans now favor ending the U.S. embargo on trade and travel with Communist Cuba.

The poll by Florida International University shows that — for the first time in the survey’s 17-year-history — fifty-five percent of those asked said it is time to change a policy put in place by John F. Kennedy in 1962.

Alfredo Duran, president of the Miami-based Cuban Committee for Democracy said the survey reflects a generational shift in Miami’s Cuban-Americans — from the first wave of exiles of the 1960’s, whose opposition to Fidel Castro is personal, to a new generation of Cuban Americans, who have never even been to Cuba.

“They really don’t know who Castro was, how he got to power and the whole process of the revolution. They were not affected so essentially, so they’re looking at the Cuba issue from a less personal point of view, a more distant point of view,” said Duran.

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Cuban-Americans Favor End to Decades-Old Embargo

OK, I have to ask. And since I am often referred to as a racist for my opinions regarding those that consider themselves to be something other than Americans, are these people that want to end the embargo with Cuba actually Cubans, or are they Americans of Cuban decent? They certainly can’t be 100% American, not when bearing the name Cuban-American.

There, now I can be called a racist because I dared to question the Cubans as well.

I have NO USE for hyphenated Americans. I don’t care who they are or where they came from. They can be some other nationality or they can be Americans, but they can’t be both, not and have me look upon them with ANY kind of respect. My loyalty to America comes before anything else, and my disgust for those that come to this nation to better themselves, yet refuse to embrace the title AMERICAN, is quite well known, as is my desire to see those individuals removed from the U.S.A. by ANY means necessary! Remember these words from Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, wiser and more prophetic words have not been spoken:

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. ~Theodore Roosevelt~

And then read this: Racism in America: The Hyphenated American, I don’t think any REAL American can dispute these words either! Maybe there will be some that throw TR under the racism bus too. It appears that the word racism is tossed out all too often, regardless the topic, if you disagree with a group of people, you MUST be a vile racist. God forbid you’re guilty of being a free thinker.

I do NOT believe my views of hyphenated Americans and illegal invaders is a racist slant, not in ANY way. ILLEGAL, regardless of it’s origin, is NOT a RACE, it is an activity, and some learned individuals need to figure out the difference. What I have is a love of country, a sense of pride and a desire to protect this nation from harm. That appears to be a foreign notion to those that have never actually done so much as one thing to defend this nation.

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4 Responses to “Cuban-Americans Favor End to Decades-Old Embargo”

  1. comment number 1 by: BobF

    I’m not sure about Cuba. Maybe it’s time to end the embargo and establish relations with them. We established relations with China and Vietnam, so why not Cuba? I guess maybe I don’t know enough about it.

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Bob, I think Cuba could be a trading partner, that’s not my issue, I want to know if those here that want it are Cubans or are they Americans…

    IMO, they can’t be both…

  3. comment number 3 by: BobF

    I agree with you 100% on hyphenated Americans. I no longer refer to Blacks as African Americans. It’s gotten so stupid that I heard a new reporter refer to a Black man of another country as an African American. On some forms that I had to fill out, for race, they had African American in two sections. Those from Northern Africa (Sahara region) weren’t considered African Americans. Imagine that, those from Egypt, Libya, or Algeria aren’t considered Africans.

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    You either love this country or you don’t. You either embrace this country or you don’t. The corollary is this: you do not, by law, have to live here. You may at any time return to whatever country of origin you embrace. No one will beg you to stay.


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