I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican.
I am, however, an American – a status I spent 12 years of my life and tens of thousands of dollars pursuing.
In recognition of that legally and emotionally brutal journey to citizenship, a dear friend gifted me one of the flags that flew above the Capitol on the day I became an American. It arrived with a certificate that had been signed by one of the people’s representatives who then worked in the building it flew over.
That flag is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received …