I’m American by choice, and relish my duty to vote By Letters to the Editor May 26, 2012 You have viewed 1 of 10 this month. Want uninterrupted access to TheMercury.com on your computer, smartphone and tablet? We have many subscription options to fit your needs. See my options To the Editor: I was born in 1942 and came to America in 1962. I am German by birth and American by choice.