First a confession…I was once a liberal, I voted for Clinton in ’92. There, it felt good to get that off my chest. Understand I was a typical northeast liberal who generally took as fact whatever I heard or read from news sources.
First a confession…I was once a liberal, I voted for Clinton in ’92. There, it felt good to get that off my chest. Understand I was a typical northeast liberal who generally took as fact whatever I heard or read from news sources. I wasn't too concerned with what went on outside my own little world. Although that didn’t mean I wouldn’t argue a point with my conservative friends and co-workers, it only meant I lost a lot of those arguments, though I usually refused to concede.
Over the years my values have changed and at forty seven I’m glad to say that I’m no longer stupid. I understand what this nation was intended to be and how far we’ve strayed from that original intent. I understand that acting on your heart alone won’t help anyone and in the end will only hurt everyone. I’ve learned that liberty comes with responsibilities and though we are all created equal, it’s up to the individual to determine their path in life. I believe in God, family, state and country, in that order. I’ve always known that nothing of worth is gained without hard work, it took me awhile to realize how good hard work can feel when you’ve accomplished something. I’ve learned that charity comes from the individual, the government only messes it up. The federal government needs to take a “hands off” approach more often the not.
One day I decided to find answers to some of the questions that bugged me, soon I was questioning everything. The answers led me to where I am today. On August 8, 2000 I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, I’ve begun to understand, with freedom and liberty being a gift from God, each of us is a defender of that freedom and liberty. This nation exists, because of people with the same hopes and dreams who believe all people are due the same opportunities to achieve their goals. Whether or not one makes it is up to that individual. I’m not rich and I’m not envious of the rich, quite the opposite, I’m thankful to most of them. I’ve got a good job, I pay my bills’ I do my charitable works and I make my way. I’m where I’m at today because of who I was in the past, where I go tomorrow depends largely on who I am today.