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Written: February 14, 2009

Updated: March 5, 2009

My Personal Bio

I am a 57 year old male, unemployed, ex-COBOL programmer, that was born in Miami, Florida. I lived in the South Florida area until I was 22 years old. My wife and I moved to Western Kentucky (Paducah) where both of my sons were born. In the middle of winter 2 months after my second son was born, I loaded up the family and moved back to South Florida. I lived and worked in South Florida until February 2005. At that time I moved to Palm Bay, Florida. I lived there until November of last year. Out of work for 4 months, I ended up moving in with my son in Kennesaw Georgia, where I currently reside.

My political persuasion has changed recently. I have been a republican all of my life until recently. I now consider myself non-affiliated because, primarily, I am, and have always been extremely conservative. Fiscally, Socially, or any other (ally) that you can think of. I believe that both Republicans and Democrats have abandoned the principles that this country was founded on. I believe that honesty, integrity, humility, and mutual respect, are the essential items that made this country unique. I believe that most of our polititions have lost those traits to a great degree. Since I am writing this the day after our congress has voted in the largest financial package ever voted on, I must say that I was proud of the Republican representatives that voted against it. I personally do not know if the package will help or hurt millions of people, but the mere fact that it was released to congress on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:00 PM, contained over 1,100 pages that needed to be parsed, and was signed in on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 6:00 PM, tells me that our congress has sold our future without even knowing what was in the bill. That fact turns my stomach, as I am sure it does to countless hard working Americans. I realize that I am writing alot about this, but it does let you folks know where I am coming from. I had to update this section today, March 5, 2009, because since I wrote the first part, I have to take back what I said about the Republicans, due to the current Omnibus Bill that has over 8,000 earmarks, of which, 40% of them belong to Republicans. I now think that every responsible public person should prepare and display a list of all of the individuals that DID NOT have any earmark(PORK) in this Bill. We as citizens should only vote for those individuals on the list, and kick out all of the others that DO NOT represent us.

As far as religion is concerned, I was raised a Lutheran. I have not practiced my religion for many years. My believe regarding any religion, is that they are all meant to be good and helpful. I do believe that both good and evil exists, and resides in the heart of each and every one of us. I do believe that we as human beings should stand up against evil, wherever it presents itself. But, to me, the whole point of any and all religion, is to have faith, not only in a diety, but in the destiny of all mankind. I believe that if there is a god, he/she would not omit good and decent people, based on which religious teachings they have learned.

The thing that I think about most, is where has the American ideals gone. When I was growing up, words like honor, integrity, perserverance, honesty, personal responsibility, decency, kindness, understanding, consideration, and many more, stood for something noble. In todays America, these words are used without regard to their actual meaning (they come from the heart (or sole)). They are used as merely a way of bamboozling those of us who strongly believe in intent. But what should I expect when we have come to the place where a President of our great country can say "it depends on what is, is". I would love to help our country get back to where the words above had true meaning again, but the truth is, that complacency has taken such a strong foothold, that the meaning of words is no longer important, only the proper grammer is (sometimes). I still would like to be useful in the re-patriating the full meaning of the words above.

As always, I thank you for visiting my web site.

Robert J Taggart, Sr.