Hi, my name is Steve and I came here in hopes of continuing my self-education. For the first 40 years of my life I kept my head in the sand and stayed away from anything to do with politics, in fact I rarely watched any news other then the weather. It was only after 9-11 that I started paying attention to the news mainly because I was retired military and I had a son in the Army heading over to Iraq. After supporting the great central Government in the response to 9-11 I started getting this feeling that I didn’t fully agree with what was going on but it felt almost unpatriotic to speak out on those feelings. The 2008 Presidential campaign was the first time I really started paying attention to politics, that lead me to starting a blog (www.forourfoundingfathers.blogspot.com) (shameless plug) mainly so I could vent. Writing led me to actually reading the Constitution and the Declaration and that led to some research into what each really meant. I mostly write from my own opinions but at the same time I try to at least ensure I’m not putting out false statements. I would also like to give Mike Church a plug here, during what I would like to call my awakening I found Mike Church on satellite radio which ultimately led me to some of books written by the men that started this website. In short, like I stated before I came here to continue learning.