Thursday, July 2, 2020

A Special July 4th Edition


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Please Display a Flag

   Let's count our blessings as American citizens on July 4th and DISPLAY A FLAG either in front of your houses or stores, if you are the store owner. THANK YOU.

The Real Meaning of Being a Naturalized Citizen 

     What follows is one of my most popular e-newsletters.  I always get lots of comments on it from my fellow AsAms.  So I'm re-publishing it on July 4th, our national day.

     I was born in Shanghai, China.  On my own volition, I applied to become a US citizen.  On the day of the naturalization ceremony in 1972, there was deep emotion - internal conflicts, probably not different from those of most others.  The enlightening words of the presiding judge, Vincent Bifferato helped me understand what being a naturalized citizen is all about, and made me a good American.   Here is the essence of what he said.


"Future Fellow Citizens of the U.S.A.,
     You probably harbor a mixed feeling today.  You may be happy because you wanted to be a U.S. citizen, and today you've achieved this wish.  On the other hand, you may also be sad, because you may feel that you are saying good-bye to all that you once identify with - the people back in your old country, whose hopes and dreams you once shared.   You may even be distraught, because years ago when you first came to this country, you thought you were getting an education or a career to later go back to help your people.  Now you feel that you are saying good-bye to that part of yourself.
     Let me assure you that you don't need to stop caring for or helping the 
people in your old country.  If one ceremony, like the one today, can make you turn your back to the people whom you once cared deeply about, the U.S. doesn't want you as a citizen. The U.S. is a greater nation than that.  America, a nation of immigrants.  It knows that individuals, who can turn their backs to their people instantly after one ceremony, can turn their back to Americans in another day. Instant loyalty to America doesn't imply good citizenship. Take your time to know your new country.  Examine America's core values.  Experience America's sense of liberty, justice and equal opportunity.  America is NOT perfect.  It may not live up to its words 100%, and will need your input and tender-loving care to help make it "a more perfect union" as our forefathers had hoped.  At the end, I feel certain that you will get to like America and perhaps love it.    ....
      Fellow citizens:  Now that you are each a citizen of your new country, you owe your primary allegiance to America.   However, you can continue to care for and help people in your old country.  Welcome.  Good luck to all of you."
      
     After the ceremony was over, I complimented Judge Bifferato for his extraordinary understanding of human nature which greatly comforted a new citizen like me. He smiled and said "Yes, you can continue to care for & help people in your old country, but you paid a price for that privilege. You are not allowed to be a president or a VP of the U.S.A. With a twinkle in his eyes, he said America's forefathers understood human nature deeply, which might be why they came up with one of the best political systems in the world.

      Judge Bifferato and I became good friends. When I was Delaware's Lt. Governor, he invited me to be the keynote speaker in one of those naturalization ceremonies. I essentially gave the speech that I heard from him about 15 years before. He has passed away. I still correspond with his son.
         

      Please display a flag tomorrow.      Post your views here.     Donate 

S. B. Woo


President and a volunteer for the past 20 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)
 
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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Scared? I am.



    
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Scared?  I am.  I had an inkling that this was coming
      Are you mad at me for sending you 3 e-newsletters in 1 week?   My apologies. However, read this Washington Post article of today:

U.S. officials crafting retaliatory actions against China over coronavirus as President Trump fumes - The president has in recent days told aides and others that China has to pay for the outbreak and publicly floated demanding billions in compensation


     This is the stuff that could lead to an armed conflict if not a nuclear war.
A politician may only be trying to shift blame to China and get re-elected.  What happens if events careen out of control?

      What kind of collateral damage will Chinese Americans SUFFER?  Are you ready to take an hour or two to build a long email list to politically empower yourself?  Do you know any other organization, besides 80-20, that serve you devotedly and which has some clout, very sensitive political antennae and superb political know-how?
Send 80-20's e-newsletters to your friends and copy me in

       Allow me to apologize again for not providing clear instructions for you to
share this early warning e-newsletter -  https://conta.cc/2KFodJA - with your friends.  You will also be politically empowering yourself & our entire community.

1) Make sure that your email has a Cc and a Bcc line;
2) Place the e-mail addresses of your friends on the Cc Lind;
3) Place my e-address, sbw@80-20.org, on the Bcc or Cc line as you prefer ;
4) Place https://conta.cc/2KFodJA in the main body of your email.  You are done.

       THANK YOU.  If you still don't help, I'm prepared to be one of the sitting ducks with you.  :-)

                            Post your views here.      Donate                       

S. B. Woo


President and a volunteer for the past 20 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)
 
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs. The election is over.)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Easier Way for Political Self-Empowerment

Empower ourselves politically!


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A Lot of $$$ but Few E-addresses

  Yesterday's e-newsletter netted 80-20 $8,000 in cash and another $22,000 in 
commitments for the next 4 yrs.  That indicates 80-20's e-newsletter, entitled 
"Political Self-Empowerment", has struck a resonant chord in all of you. 
      
     However, few e-addresses came in. Maybe it was my fault. I failed to recognize your moral compunction.

     How about this then?  Just forward this URL, https://conta.cc/2KFodJA, 

which contains yesterday's e-newsletter "Political Self-Empowerment", to your friends.  But Cc me in using sbw@udel.edu.  

     Please act.  Remember that the following statements are still true!

       "'Tis the worst of times. The triple threats we face is REAL.  
           People's habit to co-mix China/ Chinese/ Chinese Americans/ AsAms 
           is also REAL.   Collateral damage against us will be HUGE!   If 
           you don't act on it, one day you will regret it."

Share https://conta.cc/2KFodJA with your friends.  Copy me in please.

                              80-20 Respects People's Privacy

        You have my word of honor that 80-20 SHALL ask the owner of every e-address for permission before that e-address is placed into our e-mail list. Each will receive a letter containing the industry's standard for seeking permission from the owner of an e-address, shown below.

      "If you prefer NOT to be on our mailing list, please just reply to me by 
adding NO at the subject line.  Otherwise, please reply with YES.  However, 
if we don't hear from you for 5 days, we'll assume that you have implicitly consented to join the list, which you may easily unsubscribe.  Thank you."


      To witness the "easy unsubscribing" from our e-list, please go to the end of this e-newsletter to find "SafeUnsubscribe™ your own e-address". Help YOURSELF & all of us today! 80-20 can't protect our community without your help!

S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 20 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)