I'm a pretty simple story that seems to be increasingly rare... 


Life-long South Carolinian.  I am a bleeding heart conservative that believes that equal opportunity to the free markets is the only way to be self-suffieicent.  I also believe that as we grow increasingly self-suffieicient that we also are more willing to help our neighbors.

I believe in practical social services as a  safety, not a way of life.  Every single citizen needs a quality education and a stable job that pays a living wage.  I believe that its a parent's job to raise their children and ensure that they are equppied(through education and base work ethic and core values) to be productive adults. 


I believe that we should not have to be the policeman of the world, but I also understand that we don't have a choice.  We have the ability and responsibility to protect those that cannot take care of themselves.  on that note, I believe that people are more important than animals.  I believe that we should be good stewards of what God has blessed us.


I believe that everyone in our country should help pay for our shared protection, our roads, our schools, our orfans, widows and those not able to care for themselves.  we all live here, we can all pay our fair share.


I believe that if you are in this country illegally then you are breaking the law.  Until that is fixed, many other facets will suffer. 


I believe that we all have a right to our opinions, our religions, our guns.  I don't believe I have the right to not be offended by your opinion or your religion.  I generally am only offended by ignorance portrayed as fact.  I can respect a differing opinion as long as it doesn't come from a know it all idiot...


I am not a writer. my grammar is often poor.  I am happy if I publish a post with all the words spelled correctly.