1. What's one simple small pleasure on your summer 'to-do' list?
I love Watermelon Sherbet so sometime this summer I hope to partake of some. Dunkin Donuts used to have a Watermelon Coolatta. Thankfully they don't anymore, I don't need to sugar!
2. Do you have strong feelings or opinions regarding the immigration debate in your home country? Feel free to share your thoughts, but please play nice.
I believe that illegal conduct should not be rewarded. I believe as a sovereign nation the United States must secure its national boundaries. I believe that any person here in violation of the law is NOT entitled to welfare, college tuition, food stamps, driver's licenses or any other services that are paid for with tax dollars for the benefit of legitimate citizens. I suppose that makes me a neanderthal, but that is my opinion.
3. What's something in your home or wardrobe that could be described as 'star spangled'?
I don't have anything that is "star spangled."
4. Is your house set up for a party?
We have a back deck. We have a gas grill. We have furniture! We have music players. So, yes, I guess that we are set up for a party.
5. What one never-before-visited city in America, would you most like to see?
I would love to see the lights of the Las Vegas strip. However, my choice would be Denver, Colorado. I'd love to see the Rocky Mountains.
6. Your favorite red food? White food? Blue food?
My favorite red food would be watermelon. My favorite white food would be vanilla ice cream. My favorite blue food would have to be blueberries...only because I can't think of any other blue foods.
7. What freedom do you value the most, and why?
Freedom of Speech! I really appreciate the freedom to say whatever I want about anything or anyone I want, no matter how obnoxious or unpopular, without the government being able to silence or retaliate against me.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I really admire the genius of our founding fathers. They created an entirely new paradigm of government where the "just powers" of government are derived from the consent of the governed and not by might or divine right!
I admire the genius of the U.S. Constitution that they created for the purpose of securing the blessings of liberty for them and their progeny, that is, us! The three branches of government were designed to keep any one branch from becoming too powerful or oppressive. The founding fathers believed that the natural inclination of government was growth in both power over and control of their citizens.
We are far from perfect, but within the system the founding fathers created are the tools to make those corrections that may be necessary to bring our government back to the founders original intent without violence, by peaceable means. Happy 237th Birthday, America! Happy Independence Day Everyone!