There's been plenty of analysis of the school shooting in Florida last week. Some of it is helpful, but much of the mainstream commentary is slanted. Big government proponents seek to use this tragedy to advance a political agenda to grow governmental bureaucracies, justify more National intrusion, reduce personal responsibility and erode our second amendment.
The worst ideas focus on treating the symptoms, not the real problems. To find the right answers, we must look at the root cause. Some people blame guns, psychotropic drugs, adoption issues, Asperger's Syndrome, and lack of school-provided law enforcement.
However, I have not heard anyone talk about what schools teach students. My daughter was required to read "The Most Dangerous Game" about someone who hunted other human beings. The year before she was required to read, "The Hunter and the Hunted", which was just as bad.Read More
Politics has become a dirty business. We have all heard plenty of news stories of elected officials involved in scandals, adultery and illegal behavior sending them to prison. There is an old line, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” With all the political nastiness, many wonder why a decent person would enter such a vicious arena. The reason is simple. I love my country, I love my family and I care enough about both to commit my life to preserving that for which our founding fathers lived and died.
Our loyalty must lie with the principles that made our nation strong. We must stand for the Constitution, limited government, and personal responsibility. Many office holders have let us down because they forgot to put those ideals ahead of their own political self-interest. People become disillusioned because they see people run on one set of values only to morph into different people once they become mired in the slime of big money and beholden to the lobbyists. We owe it to our country to change those people. We all have a role to play in our own spheres of influence. Stay with me and you will see that at least one person is capable of putting principles over politics. Together, let’s improve the state we’re in!