My political views have changed a great deal in the course of my life. I marched in anti-Vietnam war demonstrations and was present at the police riot in Chicago's Lincoln Park during the 1968 Democratic Convention. I hung out with the Young Lords and Young Patriots on Chicago's north side as a teen. Went to rallies at Wobbly Hall on Lincoln Avenue. As i got older I started becoming more conservative in my views. Part of it was due, I'm sure, to the strong contrarian streak I inherited from my Dad.
Voted Republican most of the time and even served as a Republican election judge in heavily Democratic Chicago where Democrats often served as Republican judges because of the scarcity of registered Republicans. I used to believe that any Republican would be better than a Democrat for any public office. George W. Bush helped me shed that mistaken belief. I came to realize that they are simply two wings of one party which controls the political process in the U.S. Two sides of one rotten, corrupt, lying, murdering coin which is why I no longer participate in the farce of elections.
"Those who really hate our freedoms are those who supported the PATRIOT Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, warrantless wiretapping, internet eavesdropping, and the creation of what William F. Buckley approvingly described as a "totalitarian bureaucracy within our shores" with a gigantic FBI and CIA complex, a massive military, and the militarization of society into a police state. (Buckley – Limbaugh’s hero of heroes – once said that all of that was necessary in his day to fight the Cold War). Rush Limbaugh would be at the top of the list of supporters of such a freedom-destroying regime."