democrat bobby bliatout for congress.

What being an american means to me.

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A tale of brave people, who loved freedom.

 
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I want to introduce you to my late Uncle Eugene Vaj. 

Every day, I am thankful for being an American and being blessed to live in a free society.
— Bobby Bliatout

Uncle Eugene recently passed away. He was sixty-six years old. At his funeral, generations of American veterans joined our family to mourn my uncle's death and celebrate his life. 

More than anyone else in my life, my Uncle Eugene taught me about the meaning of true freedom and what it means to be an American.

He was a major under the legendary General Vang Pao during the Vietnam War.  General Vang Pao was a deeply respected Hmong elder who allied our Hmong clans with the United States. General Vang Pao's Special guerrilla units fought totalitarian communism in Laos and Vietnam as part of the American mission. 

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My Uncle Eugene taught me that the Hmong people's mission in Southeast Asia was honorable. That we fought for political and social freedom and religious liberty. To this day many people in southeast Asia suffer at the hands of totalitarian governments. And every day, I am thankful for being an American and being blessed to live in a free society. -Bobby Bliatout 

 

The best foreign policy is diplomacy.

As someone who understands the terrible reality of war, I am deeply committed to a diplomacy before war policy. I believe the U.S. Constitution mandates a vote of Congress before the commander-and-chief can declare war and in Congress I will fight to ensure we support our troops by not sending to war unless the threat to our national security is clear and Congress approves the intervention.   

 Hmong war veterans march in General Vang Pao's honor in downtown Fresno 2012. 

Hmong war veterans march in General Vang Pao's honor in downtown Fresno 2012. 

 
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