Like many others, I grew up in the 60s and 70s without my father, and in Columbus, Ohio. I adopted a left-leaning ideology because it was in my best interest to do so, (or so I thought). In 1975 I joined the US Navy and served four years, worked on the radar-guided missile systems, making two cruises to the Mediterranean. Israel was the best place to visit, unlike the US, they never forget who their friends are.
After leaving the Navy, (amazingly, with an honorable discharge), I got an offer from a defense contractor that paid so much that I had to take it. I spent the next 17 years travelling from coast to coast, and occasionally, to the Caribbean. The Democrat side of politics began to sound ridiculously self-serving and corrupt because it is, and after learning the truth about JFK, I switched to the other guys, and began voting in every election. I made a big matrimonial mistake, and paid for it for the next 10 years.
Then, on a business trip to Washington state, I met Glenda, and before long, we were married. It's been like a real-life fairy tale ever since. Over the next few years, I learned that true love does exist, is possible to find, and the world according to the left is a sinister, crooked, selfish one in which none of the participants has a shred of integrity.
I took up writing because, when I swore-in to the Navy, I was asked to defend the country and the Constitution from "all enemies foreign and domestic." When I left, I was released from that oath.
The United States is in great peril from within because of people like me who haven't yet been enlightened to the truth. I want to change that. America can be the oasis of freedom again, if only we stop looking to the government to supply our needs, and start taking care of ourselves and our brothers, and make the government small enough that it can never again run people's lives.
Government is a parasite--it creates nothing. And while it must accomplish certain tasks, they should be few and limited.