While campaigning I had a group (8-10) of protesters at my rally saying all sorts of things, which is their right. However, when they came to shouting “Take Back Our Country” I was deeply offended but I didn’t show it. Instead, I gave them a history lesson about “our”’ country starting with the genocide of Native American Indians through slavery. My trail is already difficult and my chances of winning are an even chance but the protests talking about taking back our country particularly irked me. It is not wise to lose one’s temper in a political battle because they opponent can use it to say you don’t have the proper temperament to serve in any elected office

My trail is already difficult and my chances of winning are an even at the best but the protests talking about taking back our country particularly irked me. It is not wise to lose one’s temper in a political battle because the opponent can use it to say you don’t have the proper temperament to serve in any elected office despite your qualifications and experience. Rather than stoop to that level, I developed a short film addressing taking back our country. I am posting it just to show there is more than “our country” that meets the eye.

https://youtu.be/YUg_mkvW87Q

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Comment by Thomas Murray on July 20, 2017 at 10:00am

We are a nation of immigrants... and that means everybody.

Comment by Daniel W on July 20, 2017 at 9:45am

Don, thanks for the news and update, and double thanks for jumping into the political arena with your talents and values.  Especially considering how nasty it gets, and especially at this time of life. 

You are absolutely tight, this is your country, and that of your children, grandchildren, and also my country too.

As for those protesters, what did they do to earn the right to call the USA "their country".  They were born here?  Did they serve?  Did they give anything in terms of effort, personal risk, personal investment?  Or is it just a sense of tribalism and entitlement?

Thank you again for your personal efforts, undertaking the journey that you have chosen.

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