Victus, libertas et possessio. Its really not any more complicated. Depending on where I am at a given time and where I can connect from, I've been here since 1998. I preferred the old FreeRepublic. This newer one is a bit meaner and less friendly. I still like it though. Agree with that or not, its simply my own opinion. YMMV
Those who ignore the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. America must learn from its own history or America is doomed to repeat its historical errors.
* From bondage to spiritual faith;
* from spiritual faith to great courage.
* from great courage to liberty;
* from liberty to abundance;
* from abundance to complacency;
* from complacency to apathy;
* from apathy to dependancy;
* from dependancy to bondage.
I have complete faith in Jesus Christ. I encourage all good men to seek His Light and Guidance.
My Politics ?
I am a conservative with some small 'l' libertarian leanings and a complete reliance on the Constitution. I believe the Constitution, along with the Holy Bible, were Divinely inspired.
To get America back on the right track, I think a good start would be to cut current government size by about 75 % and reduce taxes to a single flat tax of about 12 %. Get rid of any government agency that is not specifically called for in the Constitution and scrap most of the entitlement programs for everyone except those who truely need help as measured by a "means test". I get somewhat less patient with the Left and its minions who attempt to mask themselves as being on the right side of the politcal spectrum. Their goal is, after all, to enslave their fellow man. Again, this is my own opinion and YMMV.
My advice to others on FreeRepublic.com is to not take yourself or others here too seriously. After all, this is supposed to be fun.