Exactly Where I'm Coming From  

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Occasionally, we get some wacko moonbat who swings by my blog and acts as if I'm some way-out-there loony nutcase. Well, that can only be true if the Founding Fathers were way-out-there loony nutcases. If that is true, then I will proudly wear that label like a badge of honor.

My position on issues are Constitutionalist in nature. Every position I take can be traced to the founding documents. My party affiliation is Republican, and my political platform is the New Federalist platform. Of course no one agrees 100 per cent with any political platform, but the only thing I can recall disagreeing with in the New Federalist platform is the treatment of the military, as I believe that in the age of today's high-magnitude potential conflicts, we need the kind of full-time professional military that we have today. It has, however, been a while since I have sat down and read the platform, so there may be more.

My political heroes are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Winston Churchill, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and most of the Revolutionaries of the colonial era.

On a more personal note ...

I grew up in the Philadelphia area during the very exciting time Schmidt, Carlton, McGraw, et al, were bringing pennants home just about every year. 1980 was the year I went to heaven. A baseball fan I will always be, though these days it's just too expensive to go to the major league parks. Instead, I am content to see games in smaller parks in places like Trenton, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Camden, and Lakewood. MLB has followed the NFL into the realm of places only the wealthy elite can go. That's fine with me, as I am working hard to climb out of the financial hole i have dug for myself, at which point one of the first things I will do is go and see a game at Citizens Bank Park.

It seems Washington, DC finally has something to be proud of, and whether the Nationals are able to continue winning or not, they have done their new city proud. Many congratulations to them on their success so far.

It's frustrating sometimes being a conservative in a liberal area such as this, and add to that a career in education that completely surropunds me with socialists, but it's home, and it's a beautiful place. There's absolutely nothing you cannot do in New Jersey.

These ramblings were presented just so that you could get to know me a little better. I hope you have enjoyed them.