The Cuban and Hispanic community in Miami is outraged over the raid on former President Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago last evening, as it brings back dark memories of Latin American communist takeovers of the past -- including lost family, stolen wealth, and death.
The city is made up of millions of first-generation Americans who fled totalitarianism in Cuba, Venezuela, and elsewhere.
"My family brought me to the USA from Cuba when I was nine years old, but now the rule of law has eroded here and the USA is turning into Cuba and the rest of Latin America!" declared Ed Vidal, a Cuban-American lawyer, political activist, and Vice Chairman of the Election Integrity Subcommittee of the Republican Executive Committee of Miami-Dade County.
"The raid of president Trump's home is a terrifying action. As a first generation American from Latin America, I have felt safe from government abuse in this country because the Bill of Rights protects me from "unreasonable searches and seizures," said Camilo Riano, a Colombian-American.
"If the FBI can call me a domestic terrorist if I speak at my town's Board of Education meetings, and can raid the home of a former president of the United States for political reasons, I am not in a democracy anymore. I am living in a totalitarian, tyrannical system," he added.
"President Trump’s FBI raid was a diversion from President Biden's corrupt crime family investigation. More importantly the raid serves to affect the presidential poles and mid term elections that show the democrats are sunk!! Our socialist/ communist Government Will lie cheat and steal to stay in power!! Our country unfortunately is being run by the true globalist and new world order. Do you know who they are? Wake up America or lose our country forever!!!", said Carlos Silva, a prominent Cuban-American attorney in Miami.
“What the FBI did to Trump’s home is what third world country governments do. We Hispanics know that once the government invades a citizen private home and in this case also a former President, socialism, tyranny and totalitarian regime like actions have arrived to the USA and its the beginning of the end of our Republic. We are in deep trouble and must wake up now as it's the last chance to avoid the fall of our rights and lives as we know it!" declared Araceli Villanueva, a Mexican-American and former head of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly in Miami-Dade.
“These are dark times for the country, and every American, regardless of your party affiliation, should be concerned and alarmed by the politización of the FBI and the DOJ by this administration to be used to go after your political opponent. Political persecution is what we have criticized from third world countries and we have just seeing this White House and this Department of Justice using the same tactics as the Ortega Regime in Nicaragua, Maduro in Venezuela and the Castros in Cuba. We are seeing Democracy erode in front of our eyes and my hope is that the American people fully reject this administration’s assault on the constitution and the rule of law," stated Willie Lora of Miami, architect of CNN Espanol.
"It is pretty obvious to American-Cuban whose parents immigrated from a police state on island of Cuba that America is becoming the statist capitalist country like China instead of a Republic of free individual states united against enemies foreign and domestic. It commenced slowly with passage of 16&17 Amendment ratified unconstitutionally in 1913. Then galvanized dependence on the government in 1933 and furthered the welfare state in 1964 and Expanding Treasury audits in AFA and Inflation Reduction Act of the ObamabinBiden Administration. This is statist product of one political party ‘s legislative dominance with DNC 11 filibuster proof Senates since 1911. I called it “losers for losing while teaching poverty," stated Manuel Cambo, owner of WSQF 94.5 FM in Key Biscayne.
Political analysts are expecting a massive move by Hispanic voters away from the Democrat Party and towards the America First agenda in the mid-term elections, with some estimates showing the GOP picking up 60% of the Latin vote.
After the raid last evening, Cuban-Americans began to gather outside Mar-a-Lago in support of the former President.
L Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd has been a national security columnist for The Washington Times and contributed to One American News, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, Novaya Vremya (Ukraine), the New York Post, National Review, the Jerusalem Post, Zero Hedge and others. He is also founder/publisher of CDMedia and editor-in-chief of Tsarizm.com. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.