Who writes Civil Candor? I am a middle class American who refuses to swallow the lie that wealth, private enterprise, and free market capitalism doom our future. I don’t believe that our country will prosper by giving away what our citizens have worked and paid taxes for, or that our position in the world will be enhanced by expressing regret for defending our people.
What do I believe in? I believe we have the right to hold our own beliefs without fear of sanction. Our tax dollars should be used sparingly and to our benefit, not treated as valueless waste or to further political ambition. I believe there is something enduringly unique about American citizenship and that it holds responsibilities those clamoring at our door neither understand nor care about. Finally, I believe that government representatives should quake in fear at the feet of the people. Public officials serve at our pleasure. We are not meant to serve theirs.
By day I manage operations for a machine tool company, where I attempt to add some measure of value to a manufacturing industry struggling against foreign competition and government regulation. At night I try to put my political science degree, cynical view of politics, and business experience to good use writing this blog.
I make my home in Illinois, a dreadful state that has the sole virtue of reminding us what happens when Democrats have their hands on the machinery of government for too long. Taxes, fines, strikes, debt, corruption, and nonstop shootings in nearby Chicago should be a cautionary lesson about liberal public policy and what it buys with our tax dollars.
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