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Proud to be an American

I GET upset every time I read an online comment with negative words directed at the United States.

I’m proud to be an American. Of Russian descent, I was born and raised in the USA. I chose to live on Saipan as a guest and am thankful that MOST of the locals are warm and make me feel welcome. BUT there are those that make the nasty comments.

So I would like to ask them. Where you born in the USA or do you carry a U.S. passport because you were born on Saipan and are “LOCAL”? Do you ever look around you at all the federally funded programs and departments? Do you enjoy driving on all the nice paved roads, federally funded? Have you EVER accepted U.S. dollars to assist you in recovering from major typhoons? I could go on and on, but to keep this brief, will not.

YEVGENI BELOCHIN
Capital Hill, Saipan