About 30 or so years ago we had a state senator here in California by the name of John Schmitz, who bolted the Republican party for the American Independent party since the Repubs were too bleeding-heart pinko for him. This sworn officer of the Constitution actually said it might be good for America to be taken over by a military junta!
Well, he stood four-square for family values. He believed so deeply in family that he had a second family across town that his wife knew nothing about -- until his mistress was arrested for child endangerment and neglect when their son was injured (he'd gotten a hair wrapped around his genitals and it wasn't discovered until he was nearly castrated). She eventually got probation and parenting classes.
Oh, and this paragon's older daughter? Mary Kay LeTourneau. Remember her?
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)
"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)
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