Since May 26, 1999

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Started lurking in '98 and with the help of Free Republic, I've escaped from my liberal family's clutches. Though my husband and I have both lived in the SF Bay Area our entire lives, we are suffocating from the ultra-PC environment around here. When humanly possible, we are going to escape California, as well.

My favorite author is Thomas Sowell and his books Race & Culture, Migrations and Culture, Conquests and Culture and The Vision of the Annointed. They are a much-needed breath of fresh air. I've also enjoyed Tammy Bruce's book The Thought Police and The Death of Right and Wrong. They were very insightful.

I'm on a continual search for the truth (or a close facsimile) and Free Republic has been a tremendous tool. My #1 goal in life is to raise my two sons to be loving husbands, fathers, responsible citizens and just plain decent human beings.

2010 Addendum: We're raising our kids now 17 and 19 with varying degrees of success. Responsible and decent human beings are my big victories. In the belly of the beast (SF Bay area) it's a constant battle of right v. wrong,good v. bad, up v. down, black v. white......very challenging.

2015 Addendum: 1st Kid has been fully indoctrinated into the leftist liberal agenda.....all we can do is to pray for light into the darkness. 2nd kid wants to be a business man. The light will turn on as he tries to be successful in this god-forsaken state. Jobs are tying us here now...the pie-in-the-sky plan will be to relocate out of Cali and see if we can encourage #2 kid to consider the same. They will NEVER be able to afford a home around here.