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I'm a Native American from a small tribe of barely 2,000 souls in South Carolina. You don't speak for me.
America is the greatest country on earth. I, like most every other kid in my generation, grew up eating cereal in my Underoos while watching Saturday morning cartoons. My family was dirt poor for most of my childhood. We usually didn't even have cable and there were some times where we had to spend all day hunting just to have something to eat at all when it got rough because there was no work.
But we had opportunity.
My parents moved so my father could work steel in Ohio. I went to school and got a trade. I spent a good many years working trade with the Amish and contractors til I went into business for myself. I took out a loan and spent many sleepless nights wondering if I was going to make it.
Today I run a small business of 9 other souls and we're doing very well. I'm very well off and enjoying my life. I just bought my parents a new house that's very fine for them to grow old in not far from me.
America is a land of opportunity where the only thing stopping you is YOU. If you don't like it, leave it, but just know that you failed because of YOU. In America, no one is standing on your neck and no one owes you or me a damned thing. We all have our own problems and pretending like you're the only one who struggles is disgusting and disrespectful and un-American.
So grow up and put on your big girl pants and take a look at yourself. If you want to keep failing, leave my country.
But leave it knowing YOU failed yourself - America didn't fail you.ï»¿