apillar
Since Dec 5, 2000

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APILLAR

BACKGROUND

Well, lets see... I'm 40 years old. A single father raising two children, a 17 year old daughter and a 15 year old son. I graduated from West Virginia University in 1996 with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
I've been a conservative since I acquired an interest in politics when I was 18, during my first year of college. I regret to say, my first presidential vote went to Ross Perot (A youthful indiscretion!) Luckily, a steady diet of the "Rush Limbaugh" show quickly set me on the right course.

MY BELIEFS

I follow the conservative line on most economic/defense/foreign relations issues such as the budget, free trade, war on terror, the UN etc. On social issues I have more of a Libertarian streak - The less goverment intrusion in people's private lives the better, as far as I'm concerned...

PET PEEVES

Nannystateism - Nothing makes my blood boil more than politicians that think it is their god given duty to micromanage every aspect of people's lives and to "protect" us from our own stupidity by passing intrusive laws. Some examples are mandatory seat belt laws, mandatory trigger locks, antismoking laws, cell phone use while driving laws, bike helmet laws etc.

The "Voice of the Almighty" - Don't get me wrong, I believe in God, freedom of religion and I respect and admire most devout people. The ones I'm refering too are the ones that declare that they, and only they, are privy to views of the "almighty" and if you disagree with their opinion on anything from moral issues to the deficit, you're guilty of blasphemy and just earned yourself an eternity in hell with weeping, gnashing of teeth and listening to Obama speeches .