Professional politicians have come to the end and the people of this nation have yelled loud and clear that enough is enough and that they are mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore.
But before we go into a general and broad open discussion on the election and the candidates, pro and con, we have to make sure that each and everyone knows where we stand and what we believe in.
When this newspaper, the Las Vegas Tribune, was founded by the Larraz family, it was very clear that our intention, from day one, was to fight and expose corruption locally: the police abuse that existed back then and the judicial unfairness and the closed circle that existed in our courtrooms; we vowed to fight the lack of honesty and legal representation of criminal defense attorneys that are cowardly in cahoots with the police and prosecutors, ignoring the rights of their paying clients by forcing them to plead guilty even if they were not.
We have been victims of those groups that worked hard to keep us out of the places where we could do our jobs better and more fairly, by denying us the right and access to information that other members of the media are allowed to have and they are pampered by the public officials, following orders from their supervisors, higher-ups and elected officials.
None of that has stopped us from doing our job, and we can thank honest and loyal members of the community working inside these offices, shoulder to shoulder with those who consider us the enemy for exposing abuse and every injustice perpetrated by those who see themselves above all of those in the community who elected them to become kings and queens in their own minds after being elected.
It is important that the people of this community realize that we did not start this newspaper to become wealthy, powerful or important; most of us here, who are up in age, believe that if we have not reached any of those plateaus by now, chances are that we’ll never reach them in the years ahead.
Money is not going to buy us, image is not our cup of tea, and most people that are familiar with us know that we don’t even like the spotlight shining in our faces.
Many in our family were not born in this country; we came here as political refugees from Cuba and not looking for jobs or a better financial future; we came here looking for freedom and the justice that we had lost in our native country when the communists took over the island.
We have to admit that the longer we lived here, the more we found great similarity with the new government that had kidnapped the country that once we called home, and the image that we have created of our neighbor country was not what the country was really offering, but we grew to love the United States as our own country and are very proud to be as loyal to our new home — or more so — than many people who were already here, in what we called our new country.
We work hard to point out to the people in the United States the dangers of playing with the fire of socialism and communism that some traitors are trying to introduce in to this beautiful and generous country that has always opened its arms to welcome anyone who wanted to adopt this as their new country.
We are not going to sit quietly and let criminal communists destroy the future of this nation and the future of our new generation by listening to the propaganda of Bernie Sanders brainwash the vulnerable minds of our youth who are naive and blindsided.
All these misguided young followers of Bernie Sanders need to look at Venezuela, Cuba and any other communist country where the people don’t even have toilet paper, much less food or sometimes even water to drink. Is that what they want for themselves? Is that what they want for their children?
We’d rather be dead than allow that to happen to this country; we’d rather lose our lives than lose our freedom, because in a communist regime, newspapers like the Las Vegas Tribune and radio stations like Radio Tribune would not be allowed to exist.
We do not want another Cuba or another Venezuela in the United States of America.