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Civic Minded
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About Me

I cannot be classified or put into a box. I would like to see peace among all people, but I am a realist. I understand that we will not all agree, but want people to learn to disagree in a civil way and still try to understand others' views. Sometimes we have to try to understand others' experiences in a new light even though they differ from our own.

My husband and I married in Eisenhower Chapel at Penn State University on July 4, 1974. He served in the US Navy for 20 years while I raised our two children and volunteered to help military families. We love this country and appreciate everyone who works to uphold our Constitution. It is our only protection from those who would destroy our nation.


In memory of my darling son, Bill ~ Born on June 26, 1978 Received by Christ on March 11, 2011

Always In My Heart

Activities

Bible Study Fellowship - an amazing life changing experience.
Reading, writing, gardening, cross-stitch, walking the dogs every morning.

Interests

Public policy-making and community inspired and motivated problem-solving.
Protecting the US Constitution and making this the best place to live on Earth.

Favorite Music

Think 60s, 70s, 80s, but exclude rap, punk, disco... I like my senses to remain in tact without suffering assault by turned up bass or monotonous repetition.
Also like opera and operetta as my parents performed in many and my dad played in a community symphony orchestra.

Favorite TV Shows

Pushing Daisies (too bad it's gone), American Idol (after it gets down to 10), Dancing with the Stars, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400

Favorite Movies

Amistad

Favorite Books

Besides The Holy Bible (which I thought I would treat as a study of any other piece of literature and found out how much more it really is...), I will have to think about which others to include, but basically, I prefer non-fiction.

Favorite Quotes

"We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve." John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage (1955)

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education . . . the time will come when men are carried away and lose all self-restraint . . . . It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold. . . . they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2

“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

Favorite Heroes

That is a tough one...

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  • Civic Minded
  • Female
  • TX, US
  • 2008/12/09 17:04:42
  • 2014/11/05 06:17:55
  • January 19
  • Married
  • Discovering Opinions
  • College Graduate
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  • Christian
  • Proud Parent
  • White/Caucasian
  • Slim/Slender
  • 5 feet 4 inches

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