The best relationships in my life exist because others have the ability to overlook my faults to find something worthy of their friendship, sometimes even their love. I am fiercely loyal to those closest to me and gracious to those who otherwise deserve a swift kick.
I believe freedom from poverty, fear, and oppression are reasonable expectations in a society capable of cloning enough lamb chops to feed the world. I believe each person brought into the world needs parents who model self-respect and who teach their children to respect others. I believe civic leaders should promote a safe environment where the wonders of the world can be discovered in peace. I believe people not equipped for these obligations should not become parents or pretend to be leaders.