Masood Akhtar is a columnist, an entrepreneur and adviser to the Muslim community, and has lived in Madison for more than 30 years. (Photo courtesy of Madison Magazine)

I came to America over three decades ago and rescinded my Indian citizenship based on what America offered. In December 2015, Wisconsin State Journal published nine memorable quotes – mine was one of them: “Despite all of these things have happened the last few months, I still believe America is the best country for Muslims to practice their religion and accomplish their goals. I am a proud American.”

Mr. President, today I don’t feel the same way about America. Many immigrants from oppressed overseas regimes once thought America was their home, now they feel they might be homeless again. You can no longer be a superpower country if you make other countries powerless.

Under your presidency, America is losing its credibility worldwide and its value of what it stands for: equality, liberty, and justice for all. You have completely destroyed our free press by labeling journalists as your enemies. You have created an environment of hate and fear resulting in deaths of so many innocent people.

Washington Post’s Fact-Checker blog reported over 3,000 misstatements, untruths and outright lies by you and it’s is picking up the pace almost daily. America has always been first, now America is alone – America has been isolated from the rest of the world. This trend certainly needs to stop because we all love America and that is why we are here.

Some people of your own party are even trying to maintain distance from you during this mid-term election. The only reason you have survived presidency so far is because some, but not all, of your base is still with you. But please remember that some of your base wants to turn United States of America into “White America.” But with us, we have the rest of America and the world you have abandoned.

All of that might change as soon as this mid-term election. We, the people, are fully determined to make this country united and prosperous for all (white or brown or black; rich or poor; rural or urban; spiritual or secular; Republican or Democrat or Independent) by casting our votes on November 6.

If John F. Kennedy were alive today, he would have said, “Ask not what America can do for you – ask what you can do for America to make it Great Again where all citizens are treated with dignity and respect, while fulfilling their dreams, regardless of their ethnicity or religion or color.”

God Bless America.