We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Everybody's got free advice for the Republican candidate. Here's what I want to hear him say:
"Mr. Obama, I will ask you to quit with the smears and lies about me. The negativity is not dignified and it is not presidential. You promised a new kind of politics, but you have given us nothing but ugly and divisive Chicago-style politics. You have been President for three 1/2 years. Man up and try to defend your record instead of trying to smear a fellow citizen."
Here is my advice:
1. During the inauguration immediately after taking the oath and shaking the chief justice's hand turn to an aide and sign a presidential order placing our military on the Southern Border.
2. Actively seek out the millions of people here illegally sucking off the taxpayer and deport them within 24 hours.
3. Sign a presidential order to stop all legal immigration until two things have happened: A) All prior immigrants have acclimated themselves to our language and culture. B) We hold a nationwide vote and let the citizens decide if we really need immigration since we are the 3rd largest population country in the world and can barely afford the cost of the immigrants we already have.
4. Reform welfare and replace the 2400 various federal programs with "workfare" where anyone needing welfare/assistance can work 40 hours a week for minimum wage.
I think protecting our borders is the highest responsibility of our military and our government. I would not like to see the military used for public works. However I do believe that welfare recipients should pay it back by spending 40 hours a week on public works. As a minimum to collect any form of welfare the recipient should work 40 hours a week to earn it.