Todays' announcement that President Obama is going to use his Executive Powers to bring about a new approach to US relations with Cuba should be appreciated by all Americans. For over 50 years our government has taken away American freedoms by precluding free and open travel and exchange between Cuba and the US. This comes as good news to Americans who have long wanted to travel to Cuba and maybe even have commercial desires for expanding into Cuba. I know this American, although getting on in years, will make a trip to Cuba as soon as possible.
There are some who think this opening is wrong headed. To them I say, open your head, your mind, your heart to the possibilities of new found neighbors, new opportunities and a way to expand our influence to some of our closest neighbors. If you don't want to think of this as opening Cuba, think of it as Americans finally being returned the freedom they desire. We, Americans, are now more free than we were yesterday.