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Anger and gratitude are the currencies of today’s society. Many people are in a hurry to get angry with the smallest problem or to complain about what they have noticed. Unfortunately, our children and grandchildren are learning from our attitude and will raise our negativeness to a higher level. This spiral destroys all the units of our society and ultimately leads to the collapse of this country.
It is our duty to stop this cycle of anger and gratitude, especially because it concerns the United States. This Thanksgiving can be determined to be a spark that strengthens our society. Instead of constantly looking for reasons to resent, you can choose to thank what this country has given us and our family.
I have a unique perspective of thanking this country. My family has fled communism from the former Yugoslavia. They came to the United States because this country was able to provide them and their descendants with endless opportunities and freedoms. They understood that the rule of law was the way of life here and that their rights were protected.
Thanksgiving reminds us that Americans are still people of great faith
Many other countries have constitutions and other founding documents that appear to give protection and freedom to their citizens. But if you don’t comply with the rule of law, these documents are completely meaningless. This has been seen throughout the history of the world. My family understood that the United States was different in this regard. I am grateful for what this country represents and for its leaders working to enforce the rule of law.
My experience, coupled with the history of my family, has strengthened my gratitude for our country and my determination to give back and serve our community.
Nevertheless, the United States is not perfect, and opportunities for improvement are often expanded by those who only despise the country. But in reality, no other country in history is comparable to what we have achieved and the freedom we have maintained and protected for hundreds of years. The United States has brought more opportunities to more people than any other country. My life is Attachment A of this fact.
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If my parents hadn’t escaped communism to come to America, I often think of my fictional life. There are few, if any, opportunities given. My daughters will not have the freedom they are currently enjoying. My family isn’t just in this “what if” scenario. Millions of families share similar stories about their sacrifices and determination in pursuing the American dream.
Then I just think about my life now and thank you. My family had the courage to move to this country. I was educated and given the opportunity to get a law degree. I was honored to be a JAG officer in the US Army. They both met their wives while working as prosecutors and were blessed with two daughters. I am honored to serve as a federal and state prosecutor, protecting our community and helping to enforce the rule of law, which is the backbone of our society. I was fortunate to be elected Supreme Law Enforcement Officer in Arizona.
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Only here could this be the reality of first generation Americans whose first language is not even English. My experience, coupled with the history of my family, has strengthened my gratitude for our country and my determination to give back and serve our community. We strive to create a more perfect union, but we must never forget that America remains the greatest place to pursue a better life for more than you can imagine.
Let’s decide to really thank everything we have been given for this Thanksgiving. No matter who we are, what we look like, or where we come from, we are all Americans. We are in our gratitude that our humanity and our rights are not given to us by others, but to us by our Creator. We are united. And we have a duty to take over a country where we can fight for all good and continue to believe and appreciate our children and grandchildren.
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As the Attorney General of Arizona and a first-generation American, I am grateful to the United States.
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