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Sun Apr 28, 2024, 07:00 PM Apr 28

I didn't leave America because of Trump and his cultists [View all]

Last edited Sun Apr 28, 2024, 09:47 PM - Edit history (1)

I left because that was my wife's and my long-term plan. She is Filipina and her family are land wealthy in the Central Philippines. We got married late in life, both childless. I am now 71 and she is 68.

I worked and lived in the USA all of my life, up to 2 years ago when I retired at 70. My wife and I were married 20 years in the USA and now 2 years here on a tropical island.

Even though I didn't leave because of Trump, it has been a residual effect of our move. To be accurate, I spend 50 weeks in the Philippines and 2 weeks in the USA, usually April in order to get a medical and dental check up and do my taxes.

Whether or not Trump returns to the White House, everyone at DU knows there are far too many Trump cultists in America. It is now acceptable to spew hate and racism for a large portion of the American population. And far too many young people and minorities don't see the danger.

A Trump presidency puts me and wife at little risk. I am a white male, we both have Social Security and pensions, and we don't even spend much time in the US. She has dual citizenship, and I am a 13a visa holder in the Philippines (kinda like a green card). But there is only one worry I have in the world. Trump returning to the White House. I do what I can from here. I post here on DU. I donate money to the Biden campaign and vote with overseas ballots. But I still worry about my country. I am still an American citizen. Please, America, don't give up the world's oldest living Democracy.

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