You'll see that I'm not a name caller. But I have asked these questions so I can try and figure out where you're coming from. I have some conservative views myself but still can't understand how people can consider themselves patriots and be so stingy with their fellow citizens. I am one of the 60s hippies that where slammed here earlier, but, believe me, I have grown up and am a responsible citizen. I have been very fortunate in life and earn a very nice living. That being said, I'll also say that I'm proud to pay taxes that help the less fortunate and help build and defend America. I also consider it a duty to speak out against things that are wrong and do not appreciate my patriotism questioned when I do. So.... where are you coming from? What would make America a better place? I have a few ideas.