Chicago, IL—I was raised in the Windy City under a politically conservative Democratic Administration. The Party boss and Mayor was the late Richard J. Daley not to be confused with his pathetic son, Richard M. Daley.
A single mother collecting welfare who avoided parenting at every opportunity raised me. I was really supervised by various friends of my mother or nobody. Saying my mother raised me is a misstatement.
As a nine year-old I was taught to prepare my own meals, clean up after myself and to never answer the door should someone knock. I’d not see my mother but for three or four times a week and she’d be quickly gone again. I always got myself to school and never once did she offer to help me with my school homework.
My mother was destroyed by the Socialist welfare system that simply sent her money with no strings attached. A little more than once per year we’d get evicted. Our property would be carried out to the street in the snow. As a result I had attend 13 different grammar schools.
My childhood was an ugly experience that ended when I was 14, lied about my age and took up residence in a nearby apartment while working at a hotdog stand after school. Like most children I just assumed what was going on in my life was perfectly normal and the same for everyone, or at least those without a father in the house.
My mother was made totally dependent and was owned by the Liberal Wing of the Democratic Party. All she cared about was the monthly checks and the crappy canned food she was given for me to eat by the state. To my mother Republicans and Conservatives were evil.
I grew to hate Liberal idealism and embrace the idea of breaking free from any form of dependence upon government.
I’m a Libertarian at the Conservative side of the political spectrum. That does not make me uncaring or evil.