Examining the Past to Understand the Present: The Journey of a Cuban-American Refugee and What Led to His Conversion from Democrat to Republican (Paperback)

Examining the Past to Understand the Present: The Journey of a Cuban-American Refugee and What Led to His Conversion from Democrat to Republican By Jorge E. Ponce Cover Image
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This book is about his journey as a political refugee from Cuba to the United States. It's about the challenges, disappointments, and victories that destiny threw in his path. To bring in American poet Robert Frost, Jorge had two paths to choose to follow: one leading to an honorable life and the other taking him to a disreputable future. Looking back on the strong Judeo-Christian values that his family had given him, and with no support system to fall back on, he chose the path that led him to the man that he is today--a proud American who is eternally thankful for the opportunities that our country gave him, a proud husband with a forty-five-year marriage, a proud father of a wonderful son, and an ardent patriot who wants to keep the best that America has to offer for future generations. He saw how communism destroyed a once prosperous Cuba. He recognizes Communist China as the greatest threat to the survival of the United States. He was a Democrat for the majority of his life, as he considered himself to be a fiscal conservative with a social conscience. But he switched his political affiliation to the Republican Party after former President Obama extended an olive branch to the Government in Communist Cuba without demanding any concessions for human and civil rights. When some political gurus ask themselves the reasons for the recent exodus of Hispanics to the Republican Party, this book will provide a few answers.

The book is divided into five parts: his life experiences in Cuba BC (before Castro), his life in Cuba AC (after Castro took control of the Cuban Government), life growing up in the United States, retirement, and an appendix of his articles on a myriad of topics that have touched his soul



Product Details
ISBN: 9798889821656
Publisher: Fulton Books
Publication Date: June 16th, 2023
Pages: 460
Language: English