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Speaking out for Hispanic-Americans

Published: September 5, 2012

I want to thank Susana Martinez, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Luis Fortuno, Brian Sandoval and others who spoke for the Hispanics in the United States at the Republican National Convention. They depicted the truth of Hispanic-Americans who came to this country asking for no entitlements or government help other than freedom and a chance to live the American dream. Those of us who learned the language, acclimated, worked to pay for our education and eventually became proud Americans and viable citizens of this country.

Often we hear about the poor “illegal” and how we need to give more entitlements. Unfortunately, that's the picture many people have of Hispanics in the United States. Those speakers at the convention were able to bring to America the reality of the Hispanic-American to light.

Rafael “Ralph” De Cardenas, Oklahoma City