I lost the election, well not really, I was not even in the running, I was a Romney Republican supporter probably only one of about 13 percent of Canadians that did support the Republicans.
The reason I supported the Republicans is actually part of my make up, I am a free enterpriser, believing that we should work for what we get in life.
I was reading recently where the number of people depending on Canadian food banks has grown exponentially, further down on the same page; don’t feed wild animals because it makes them dependent upon us, go figure.
I got my first job as a nine year old, working on a dairy and helping deliver milk. Over the next few pre-teen and teenage years, I picked strawberries, set pins in a bowling alley, became a carpenter’s helper, an electrician’s helper, at fifteen I started my own car washing business, hiring teens to work for me.
Prior to leaving school I worked in a clothing store, becoming one of the best dressed in school. By 20 years old, I was operating my own part-time service business, often employing men much my senior to assist me, paralleling this, I was a member of a volunteer fire department and working full time learning the trade of millwright.
My life has been one of education; I have attended or studied at a great number of institutions, in B.C. and Alberta and by correspondence, Oregon and Ontario.
I took military training and received my officer commission. I have studied and hold both Provincial and Interprovincial certification in three trades. I can cover a wall with the certificates that I have earned by the dedicated effort I have put in to the process of learning.
I am a free enterpriser, the words of President Kennedy ring in my ear, “Ask not what the country can do for you, but rather, ask what you can do for the country.”
Obama is like a movie star, well liked, loved, and possibly worshipped. I am of the opinion that his is an entitlement philosophy, where today, we see growing numbers of unemployed, growing numbers collecting food stamps, and growing numbers of businesses leaving the United States to find more responsive governments for business development, my hope is common sense will prevail and concerns will be proven wrong.
Williams Lake, B.C.