The most fervent believers in a free society are those who lived behind the Iron Curtain

Case in point:

Here’s the biographical information Peterffy included with the video, which he plans to spend several million dollars running in swing states:

Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.

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  1. Gringo says

    About a quarter of my 8th grade classmates were the offspring of Hungarian immigrants. One of my classmates didn’t learn English until he was 4 years old- Hungarian was his first language.
     
    I worked in Latin America with two Argentines whose families were refugees from Communist Hungary. I also met an aerospace engineer in Argentina who had immigrated from Hungary. After WW2, the Russians wanted him to go work for them. When he refused, they imprisoned him in an attempt to persuade him. After a year or two, the Russians gave up and let him go. He and his wife got out of Hungary ASAP. All this occurred before the Communists took over the country. Had the Russians been more persistent, and kept him in jail until the Communists had taken over, he and his wife would probably have died in Hungary- or the USSR.
     
    Would I listen to a political ad from this Hungarian immigrant? Hell yes.
    Would I listen to a political ad from George Soros, also a Hungarian immigrant? Hell no.
     
    TV announcer Kati Morton wrote a good book about her origins in Hungary.  Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America.
    http://tinyurl.ms/yr1q

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