By the Left Coast Rebel
Thomas Peterffy's personal story via. Youtube...
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.
Sometimes it takes an immigrant -- someone that loves this country for the bastion of individual freedom it once was, what it should be and what it may be again and has the perspective of immigrating to the USA from a society that does not value liberty -- to see our slide toward socialism.
Too many Americans have no idea the freedoms they are giving up, or don't even care about the tradeoff that comes with socialism.
Updated: The comments to this garbage CNN article on Thomas Peterffy's video (and life story) prove my point about how far America has come.