I’m so appreciative of people like you and for public expression of your views in favor of our country.

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Amazing thank you.

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Mar 22, 2022·edited Mar 22, 2022

This is a great piece. As someone who doesn't have experience with recent immigration to the United States, I really appreciate your perspective. I especially like the thought experiment of an American version of the National Pledge of India.

I'd be interested in reading more from you, especially on a couple of topics:

First, you touch on differences between Indian and American culture: "Especially difficult was finding the balance between American ideas relating to individual freedom, regard for elders, sacrifice, delayed gratification, and consumerism, and those I had inherited." I'm a proud American, but I have several friends born in India who are in various stages of American naturalization, and talking with them leaves me with the impression that there are things American culture should adopt from Indian culture. But it's difficult for me to articulate exactly what those are. Maybe you can shine some light on this?

Second, I'm also an American software engineer. Like most humans, I'm not getting any younger. I'm curious to hear more about what obstacles you ran into in this industry, and what you think the solutions might be.

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts here.

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Thank you so much for writing this piece, I'm a Chinese immigrant living in the U.S. since the 90s. I share your thoughts and concerns. We need to go back to the values that make America great, by valuing all, not "divide and rule."

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