As a second-generation immigrant, I have memories of back-breaking work in produce-packing sheds. Nevertheless, we have thrived. I am now a Ph.D. scientist leading cutting-edge research. The key ingredient that enabled us as immigrants is “equality before the law.”
The Clintons have trashed this founding principle. An obscure sailor, who out of enthusiasm, took “non-public” pictures of an engine room and texted them to his mom is now spending one year in federal prison for leaking classified information. Hillary ordered top staff to strip “top secret” markings from highly sensitive documents so she could use her unsecure personal computer for convenience. These documents are so sensitive that a legally binding non-disclosure oath has to be signed to see them. Some have argued that her practice contributed to the death of people friendly to our country. Yet she pays no penalty. According to the polls, she may become our next president.
This special treatment for the “elites” parallels discrimination because it relegates us non-elites to “you should know your place,” as it did the sailor. To help end this lie, I will be casting my vote against Clinton. To make my vote count, I will be voting for Donald Trump.
Stephen Sampayan, Manteca