A proud citizen

The election is over, and this brings me to something in connection with it. I had received some forms in the mail before the votes. I was asked if the person wanted to vote, if the person spoke English and, if not, if they should have a translator. I did not approve of it. When I came to this country I could not speak English. When I was able to vote I did so without any help. People who live in this country should speak the language.

I taught myself, and to further my education I took creative writing and went to beauty school to become a hairdresser. It was not easy, but I managed to graduate. Sure, I have people ask me about my accent. That I have not been able to correct and perhaps never will. But I am a proud citizen of this country.

Elfriede "Freddie" Robinson

Traverse City

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