I know a lot of folks compare our two major parties to those of Europe. Perhaps in Europe the Democratic Party would be viewed a centrist. Not here though. Our nation's birth was quite different than the nations of Europe. Our nation was born not only out of war, but with a fear and a distrust of government, a central government.

Thomas Jefferson once said or was attributed to saying something akin to "A government big or powerful enough to give you everything you want, is a government big or powerful enough to take away everything that you have." That may stick in the back of many Americans mind.

Do I trust our government to do what's right, no. To tell us the truth, no. To keep its word no.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.