Lost in Obama's America
I've always tried to do the right thing.
I have never spent a second in jail. Was a good student and didn't skip school. I worked to earn spending money from the time I was in 6th grade, mowing lawns, shoveling snow and babysitting.
I grew up an Army brat and went to West Point, then served my five-year commitment as an Army officer. Honorably discharged.
I got married and raised three children. Bought my first house while still in my twenties. Moved up to better dwellings as I could afford to and never overextended myself. Never took out an Adjustable Rate Mortgage because I wanted to know I could afford the payments. I paid off my last two houses and owe nothing on them but taxes.
I worked full-time and occasionally supplemented that income with side jobs. I started saving money, little by little, and managed to build up an investment portfolio to take care of myself in my senior years, which are now just around the corner. I have never taken a dime in unemployment insurance or welfare.
I am a hunter and a conservationist. I own guns not just for hunting but for self-defense.
I learned from my parents and the Army that we all bleed red; I've never discriminated against anyone.
I have helped friends and family members financially and donated to charities and worthy causes. I've voted in every election since becoming eligible. I've filed my taxes honestly and on time.
I am an independent, thinking individual who believes in the Constitution and rule of law. I hold conservative beliefs and am not afraid to voice my opinion.
I believe President Obama and the Democrats (and go-along establishment Republicans) are destroying my country.
Years ago, I would have been considered a model citizen.
Now, in a world gone crazy, I am the enemy.