Part Of My Family Is From Sweden. I Have Wanted To Return. Here’s Why.

Dear President Trump,

Some of my family came from Sweden. I grew up with a Swedish grandmother whose family probably immigrated here during the Swedish famine. Every year, my grandmother would send us homemade cookies, fudges and other things in a tin for Christmas. She never forgot a birthday, even with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

For the past few years, I have thought about immigrating back to Sweden. I’ll probably stay put for personal reasons, but I wanted to let you know why I have thought this.

Sweden is (mostly) a socialist democracy. In addition, it always ranks high for business–higher than the U.S. Life expectancy and happiness indexes are higher than the U.S., as well. What’s even better, Sweden is one of the best places for gender equality and a much better place for women to live. Sweden has given birth to numerous wonderful ideas and has given the world great thinkers.

I don’t know if you care to attract people like me. But if you do, you could start by making our country better than it is. People like me–the ones who may or may not leave America–are looking for things like the above.



Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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