Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Amy Phan West for Congress

A couple of weeks back, I attended a rally in Irvine in support of our police and vets. During the rally, I happened to make the acquaintance of Amy Phan West, who is running for Congress as a Republican for the seat currently held by Katie Porter (D) in the 45th Congressional District of California. We spoke for about 20 minutes, and I was curious to learn more, so we subsequently spoke on the phone so I could learn more about where she stands on the issues and if perhaps there was some way I could help her campaign.

Amy and her family were refugees from the fall of Vietnam. They fled on a  boat in the 1980s and wound up temporarily in Thailand before being admitted to the US. Coincidentally, I had been stationed in Thailand with DEA during the previous decade just after the fall of South Vietnam when there were refugee camps set up along the Thai coast for the Vietnamese "boat people". Our daughter was born in Thailand. 

It goes without saying that one of Amy's biggest issues is keeping America free from Communism, having had first-hand knowledge of what Communism is all about. She also stands for the rights of the unborn, the 2nd Amendment, legal immigration, and border security. She would bring conservative representation back to her congressional district.

That would be a refreshing change from the ultra-liberal Katie Porter.

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