As a Conservative, I take it as my duty and a challenge to discuss issues politely with Liberals in an attempt to help them see things in a more positive light. A very good and close friend since childhood is of the incurable type, and we have disagreed on politics vehemently for over 40 years. Our favorite pastime is drinking scotch and arguing about economics, domestic policy, and elections. Since he moved far away, I feel he is slipping badly without some extra scotch and informed persuasion. Therefore I must travel to his home in hopes of helping him begin his long recovery.Freedom on the Oregon Coast

There will be no new posts for a few days, so please feel free to peruse the site. I am certain you will find something to interest or enrage you depending on your point of view. Thank you so much for your support over the past several months. Let me leave you with a favorite quote that moves me deeply every time I think of my 7 little nieces and nephews:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Ronald Reagan


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jeannine on May 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I hope your friend persuades you away from the ultra conservative view point. Have fun!!!


    • Thank You Jeannine for your good wishes:

      Some good scotch, a great meal, and some heated discussion have elicited quite a number of agreed upon points. Bosco may be a liberal, but he has the capacity to absorb a well reasoned position. All I have to do is move his very able mind into the past long enough to see what has failed, and propell his reasoning into and upon the future. Once he escapes present time orientation, he comes around.



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