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Saturday, July 28, 2012


I don't need a government to give me morals, my folks did that. I don't need a government to dictate my faith, my conscience does that. We don't need men telling humans what they can and can't do with their own person.

What I need is a government that keeps roads safe, waters clean, fresh air to breath,safe food to eat. I need a government that ensures that the resources of the only planet known in the universe that is capable of supporting life are protected and conserved for future generations. I need a government that protects my loved ones from wanton predation by those who would steal and pillage the home and property that I've worked hard for and invested in, and also stealing our livelihoods from us.

I need a government that is blind like lady justice; one that ensures that the rule of law is applied with fairness and equality of opportunity, because they are smart enough to understand the concept of the chain only being as strong as its weakest link and that we all do better when we all do well.

I need a government that will ensure that the nation that I live in is not some sub standard, third world, oligarchic, theocratic, doctorial, plutocratic, thug ruled state in which only those with wealth or might of arms have access to basic rights and necessities.

I need a government that ensures the nation in which I and my family live is not overrun with the desperation of poverty, disease and crime.

If, in anyone's mind those needs make me wrong, evil, a liberal, a democrat, a socialist or communist.....I'm perfectly okay with that. In most intellectual minds and those of most sentient, logical beings, understand that its these beliefs that make a nation stronger not weaker, and if your in objection to my needs - then I guess that makes you a tea bagger?

Roger West