As a politically independent moderate and a strong advocate of a republican form of government, self-reliance, and adherence to the basic philosophy of the founding fathers and the founding documents, I expect all other others to respect my position in the same manner as I will respect theirs. This expectation includes our elected officials who have forgotten exactly to whom they “should” answer.
However, I hasten to clarify that at this stage of the “current” Socialistic evolution, based on recent actions by the “ruling party” I would now describe my political position as right of Attila the Hun.
So consider this as fair notice!
I am also simple-minded enough to expect people to do what they say they will do; when they say they will do it. Out of respect for all other inhabitants with whom we share this space ship traveling through time, I also realize I may be only one of a very few people on the globe that chooses to live by this credo. That is OK with me; we all must stand responsible for our own decisions and the manner in which we conduct ourselves.
At age 68, I came to the realization that most of my adult life I was living a life I thought I was supposed to live. It was then I became acutely aware that I only knew what I thought I knew.
Thanks to many others through whom I have extensively explored this concept, I am now very confident I really know very little. Having passed the age marker of 78, I am comforted by the fact that I now know that no one else knows anything either. They just think they do. (grin)
Before I pass on, which with every passing day I am reminded is an event no one escapes, I wish to return a favor bestowed upon me by many dedicated and respected Americans I never had the honor of knowing and never had the opportunity to thank personally. Never-the-less, I feel compelled to carry on what I consider to be a very admirable and noble tradition these individuals created. I wish to pay my self‐imposed debt of gratitude to those who afforded me the luxury of freedom.
I intend to do my part to ensure those who come after will be also afforded the same. I make no apologies for my actions towards anyone who would seek to impede or inhibit my achieving this basic obligation of maintaining our republic form of democracy. Have no fear; I will prevail in this matter!
Now lead, follow or get out of the way!