EXCUSE ME but today is my birthday and I am encouraged to remember that I am imbued with old fashioned truth and the honor of my immigrant heritage. I’m an American who dearly loves my nation and its culture. I’ve raised a large family who share my values and of this I am proud. In these last 85 years I have known too many wars. I’ve had my share of patriotism, sadness and salvation, above all I continue to respect my God and my countrymen. There’s been a lot of experience and living in all of these past years, stories beyond counting, from a family crossing an angry ocean a long time ago on a three masted ship to the tragic destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, from Pearl Harbor to D Day to the explosion of the Challenger, and so much more. And yet here we are battered and sullied but not beaten ! For we are made of sterner stuff. Come join us, vote in this primary perhaps for the first time ! I hope you are aware that we don’t actually vote for the presidential candidates of our choice but for the delegates who represent them called electors, who by the way, do NOT have to elect the candidates they have been promised to, which has happened in the past ! This is why we must vote in ALL elections, please read online about the Electoral College and learn about this strange phenomenon, won’t you ? Do you comprehend exactly how fragile our freedoms are ? Sincerely , Claire B.