Cuba’s communist regime punishes its citizens for speaking. As an American, I have a hard time wrapping my head around being jailed for demanding Liberty. Sen. Marco Rubio recently spoke on the Senate floor to explain why we’re seeing people from Boca Raton to Washington, DC, wave American and Cuban flags while chanting “Libertad!” It is the right thing to do.

I joined two pro-Liberty Cuba rallies in July with my neighbors at the corner of Palmetto Park Road and 2nd Avenue. I am fortunate to know many people of Cuban descent — people born there and here. These neighbors reinforce the fact that we must not take Liberty for granted. We must stand with each other to demand and protect it. If we don’t, we all will lose it — not just the Cuban people.