1077. A Love for American Freedom Inspires Her Life
Lily Tang Williams
“I love this country. Our people and especially our youth do not know how lucky they are to be born in this country as an American. They take their freedom for granted. And that’s why I am running for U.S. Congress now. Besides my regular speaker-educator role, I am a Congressional Candidate in New Hampshire. People are interested in my background. I am the first Chinese woman in the history of the U.S. to run for Congress as a Republican. There is one Chinese person also running as a Democrat in N.Y. With all my rich personal stories, I wanted to tell people as Americans how we move forward. We should not go down the path of socialism and communism or globalism. It was the rights and liberty as a concept in our Declaration of Independence which brought me to this great county. I am very blessed. I am living my dreams–even if just by running for U.S. Congress¡ But I don’t take my freedom for granted. I tell people that the reason I’m running is because I fear that this great country I love is becoming increasingly like the country I left. I want to keep the American Dream alive for my children.”
Lily Tang Williams was a law school assistant professor in Fudan University, Shanghai, China who became an American entrepreneur, an educator and a motivational speaker. She is now running for Congress in New Hampshire. Born to illiterate working-class parents in China’s western Sichuan province just before Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Lily Tang Williams grew up experiencing extremely poor living conditions, food rationing, social chaos and Communist indoctrination. She came to America in 1988 to study in a graduate school. Today, she has her own businesses, and relishes the freedom, independence, and prosperity she found in America. She loves her new country and travels frequently throughout the states to share the story of her American Dream and to educate people about horrors of Communism. Lily is on the Speakers Bureau of Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. She has been speaking to students in middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country for the past five years.
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