This is my first Blog post so I'll keep it short. Just a quick introduction.
My name is Mark Collins and I moved to Virginia from Vermont last March. I came here as a Manager with DHL. You can imagine how that's working out. C'est la vie!
I am a Christian father of two children. Abigail Brook (5) and Sarah Mae (2).
My wife Katie thinks I'm a goof for writing a political blog but it'll keep me from talking her ears off some so it's all good.
I have been a conservative all my life in spite of growing up in the public schools of Massachusetts.
I have always been a bit taken aback with the disparity between the liberalism of New England government and the general goodness of the people there.
I wasn't sure what to expect moving to the Richmond area but for the most part I've met some real good people here.
In general I am disturbed with the direction that our country is headed and find that it is time to join the fight. The fight is not about elections but ideas. I am not willing to support a candidate on the basis of getting another Republican in office. I would not vote for a candidate who does not understand the constitutional role of limited federal government or the role of the states. Locally I will not vote for a candidate who does not represent my conservative views.
Enough about me. I will try to post topical blogs and read and comment on all of your blogs as well.
I look forward to getting to know all of you.