About the Author
The author is a sixty year-old political virgin in that he has never consummated his political passion through the act of voting. Although the author was born in Wyoming, he has always resided in the closed primary state of Illinois during his adult life. He has never voted as a personal and private protest against the unjust compulsory party affiliation required by the closed primary process. The author never offered anything for publication prior to writing this book. He has no formal credentials to write a book other than some college degrees. Although those degrees include a graduate degree, they represent a practical education not a prestigious education. The author has never been indoctrinated by any prestigious academic elite and is quite proud that his first college degree came from a community college. Any prestige that might be attached to his educational background is of an autodidactic nature which is often the case in Our Republic which was founded upon that most uncommon spirit of independence.