Originally posted January 20, 2015.
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Debbie and I are independent of either the Republican or Democrat parties. We are benefactors of the Cato Institute, life NRA members, and holders of Florida Concealed Weapons Licenses. We support the conservative, non-interventionist approach espoused by The American Conservative. We believe in a strict interpretation of America’s Constitution and would welcome a national discourse on the merits of proportional government as practiced in the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland and Hong Kong, to name a few.
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We are suspicious of an America’s foreign policy built on nation building as promoted by America’s neo-conservative cheerleaders.
Debbie and I have been researching, writing and editing together for over four decades with the goal of helping to make our country a model for the concepts of Founders Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, John Randolph, John Hancock, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, and John Taylor of Caroline.
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