Why Don’t I Just Leave?

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A reader (using the pseudonym of “Chris”) wants to know why I don’t just go back where I came from instead of staying to criticize America.
It’s a refrain often heard today as xenophobia sweeps this ailing nation.
And it deserves an answer.
The short answer, in my case, is that I think the United States, despite its failings, is worth saving. And I believe it still can be saved.
Even with Donald Trump as president and with so many Americans spewing hate.
For centuries this nation has held up the torch of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world to follow.