Occasionally, I will mention my job, my public service activities, and other aspects of my life to offer my readers a better perspective on where I'm coming from. But to be clear:
"The views that I express represent my own opinions, based on my own education and experience, not the opinions of any other entity, party, or group to which I belong. I give these opinions in my individual capacity, as a private citizen, and as someone who gives a good gosh darn about his community, his country, and the truth."
In other words: my blog, my words, my point of view. Enjoy!
There was some real news in Health and Human Services policy this week. President Obama signed HR 2 to reauthorize and expand SCHIP, the federal program that tries to make sure kids get health coverage. Senator John Thune voted against it (again); the rest of the South Dakota delegation voted aye, recognizing that healthy kids are neither a socialist plot nor pork.