I am a follower of Jesus Christ, politically a Conservative first and, these days, no longer even a distant Republican -- but with more than a dash of libertarian mixed in for good measure.
I believe in God, the strength of America, the Divinely-inspired brilliance of our Founding Fathers, the valor of our military, and the need for Leadership in all forms and on every level.
I am not an advocate of censorship, as I believe everyone has a God-given right to be painfully stupid -- as I have a right to expose said stupidity. Unless, of course, I suffer from the same blind spot(s) -- which is more likely than I want to believe.
I believe in the rightness of God's instructions to us, and that we will most often screw things up by trying it our way, first.
I am a staunch believer in original intent: that the founding documents, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence should and must be interpreted in the light of what the Founders said and wrote that they intended when those documents were first composed.
I staunchly refuse to believe in "living" documents, which would somehow metamorphose over time into an unrecognizable mutant form which bears little or no resemblance to the original.
I believe that the United States of America are the greatest assemblage of talent, intelligence, and Providential blessing ever seen on the earth -- and that that description in no way necessarily applies to the Congress of the United States, nor any other political body per se.
I believe in the sovereignty of the People, and of the individual States, and that the general government, based in the District of Columbia, is -- and rightly ought to be -- subservient to the People, and the States, as codified in the U.S. Constitution.
I believe that there is yet hope for America, although the path may be over unfamiliar and uncomfortable ground.
I believe in the American people: that we can be primarily just and fair, and that with God's help we can once more turn this country around and make it a beacon of freedom and hope in a dark world.