True Conservative Agenda Protects Personal Liberty
As the new Conresspeople settle into their offices, I'm sure some of them are looking forward to carrying out the mandate that sent them to Washington. With the reality of how it works in Washington beginning to settle in, I know we will start to suffer the pain of disillusion that politics invariably brings. Already there are stories afoot of how legislators will have to decide if their goal is to get along, or to effect the change that our country so desperately needs. Some call it revolution, and I agree; that's what is needed.
Being the son of Ukrainian refugee parents who saw their families and friends starved to death by the Soviet government trying to impose a collective system on prosperous peasant farmers, I will never capitulate to the socialist system here, although I know that we have socialism for the ultra-wealthy, as well as a demeaning and wrong-headed system of entitlements for the poorest among us. Both systems are wrong because they use the power of government to take from one group to support another that could, with proper incentive, take care of itself. My father was a resistance fighter in the Ukrainian Partisan Army, and I grew up singing the songs he had sung as a young man taking sniper shots at Soviet government troops. Once here, he tirelessly raised support for other Ukrainians to escape the Soviet system. I learned a lot from him, most of all, that one person determined to make a difference can make a change, and that you do what you can wherever you are. Keep trying and never give up was how he lived, and so was I raised.
I am running for President in 2012, and with the faith that Ideas and Reason are stronger than special interest money, political machines and phony "credentials" for office, I fully expect to be Inaugurated two years and one week from now. My mother is looking forward to living in the White House. read more »