Val-e-diction is a web log dedicated to expressing my beliefs and concerns regarding political, economic and social matters in the USA.

I was born in Venezuela, a country famous by the proverbial beauty of its women that is a result of its racial and ethnic melting pot. At the present time Venezuela is suffering its gravest political and economic calamity in more than a century. Simply, socialism doesn’t work.

I emigrated to the USA, legally, in 1979. I had studied here when young and fell in love with the country, a feeling that never faltered until I could make it my and my family’s home.

I am proud of being a citizen of the United States of America, the shining city on a hill of Winthrop and Reagan, the beacon of freedom and hope for millions, the astonishing product of the only successful revolution in history. May God keep its institutions, traditions and culture strong forever. My humble contributions will try to push in the same direction.

In the last few years I have written some articles, mainly about American politics, for my family and a group of friends. In this blog I intend to publish the ones I think will be of interest to my readers, as well as new ones I will hopefully write.

Vladimir “Val” Dorta