Given the completely-out-of-control-current Presidency of the United States and the wild ride that they, and politics in general, are taking us on – we’re making some changes to our blog theme and focusing more on the Constitution, our freedoms, and our rights and responsibilities as Americans.
The bloggers here are a Father-daughter duo and we’re Libertarians. We are politically active, very religious (Latter Day Saints – Mormon) and pay attention to and care about what is going on in the world around us. We are supporters of traditional marriage and believe that we as Americans and children of God have the responsibilities of caring for our family, friends and neighbors, (it’s not the government’s responsibility) sharing our beliefs and values, educating ourselves and standing up for what is right.
Journalista – I’m a wife, a step-mother of three and I own and run a company. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science back when Bush and Gore battled it out for the White House. I was headed to law school but found business to be more exciting for now. Politics haven’t been any more interesting and chaotic before in my lifetime than they are right now. The current state of the economy and the tax burdens and restrictions placed on small businesses are a huge deal to me. The socialism and sexuality taught and forced on our nations children in public education (not to mention the socialism forced on all of us now by Obama) is a huge deal to me. (When my husband and I have our own children, we’ve agreed that they’ll attend a religious private school or we’ll home school them). The government ignoring the Constitution and working tirelessly to take away my freedom is an even bigger deal to me. My family calls me the “queen of research,” if it’s out there, I can find information about it.
Commodore – is my Dad. He’s a husband to my Mom, business owner and amazing Father to me and my four siblings, and also a grandfather to four. His degree is in finance, he is a corporate business owner and has employed hundreds of people over the years, and he continues to build new businesses. Commodore thinks the government needs to get out of our lives, out of our business and out of our way. (I totally agree). Politicians work for us, the American People, and they need to remember that. He says that the Libertarian philosophy is really the only legitimate political philosophy – read his blog posts and you’ll see what he means.
My siblings and me, our spouses, our kids, and our parents spend an incredible amount of time together (which we love) and 99.9% of the time you’ll find us sitting around discussing politics/world affairs, Church, business, public education, cooking/recipes, and nutrition and fitness. That usually about sums it up. It’s not uncommon for us to still be sitting around the dinner table hours after we’ve finished eating – debating, discussing and exploring these topics. Of our little familial group, everyone has a college degree (and there are even a couple of graduate degrees) covering – Political Science, Economics, Finance, Sports Management, Information Security, History, Business Management, Mathematics, Accounting, Psychology, Philosophy, Elementary Education, Urban Planning, English and Interior Design. Between my parents, siblings and I, we own and run five businesses, so how the government treats small business actually affects us.
We welcome polite and constructive questions and comments on our blog and via email. If you write something offensive, rude or off-color, it’s not going to get posted.
Thanks for reading! We’re glad to have you here.
~Journalista & Commodore