Since Dec 17, 1999
"The First Amendment...begins with the five loveliest words in the English language: 'Congress shall make no law'." - George Will
The 10 scariest words in the English language: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."
"As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful force, and we no longer feel as intensely as we once would have [the] constriction of our liberties that would have been utterly intolerable a mere half century ago." - Robert Bork
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill.(1806 - 1873)
Still being held hostage by the Honorable (ROFL!!) Sheila Jackson-Lee.
Originally from Kentucky; Texan since 1969.
BIRTHDAY: Same as George W. Bush's!
NRA Life Member.
Concealed handgun permit holder.
Still a CPA; spent 24 years in the energy industry, now playing as much golf as possible. Gave up a very non-lucrative high school teaching gig after 5 years - having discovered that perpetual futility is really not my forte'.
Very grateful to God and JimRob for FreeRepublic.
Oh, yes, and grateful also to "Humidston" for alerting me to FR.
AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALBERT A. GORE, Jr. FOR INVENTING THIS NICE INTERNET THINGY!