I have decided to spend my free time devoting my energy toward my family and community. These forums seem to bring out the worst in everyone and very infrequently enlighten. The world is what we make of it, and I will try to make it a better place for my children and for all those souls that have yet to enter this world. They will inoccently expect freedom, personal rights of expression, thought and religion. They will wish to be able to pursue their dreams unhindered, and not to live under the oppressive atmosphere of an elitist "Nanny State". I love my country, my family and the basic rights which we are gauranteed by our creator. Those outside the USA used to believe in individual rights and freedoms and in something greater than themselves as well. More and more however, people are allowing their humanity to be diminished and userped by those people of power that would seek to exchange their identity and self worth for a life of insulated subserviance. Darkness has been the normal state of affairs for most of mankinds existence on this planet. America has been one of the few ideas that has helped to beat back the encroaching darkness of tyrrany. What so many take for granted today is unique and short lived and will surely perish at the hands of those whom we relinquish our individuality and creativitity...to those who would control every aspect of our lives.