1928 - Alderson High School - 1968


Rick Hughes - March 20, 2010

Let me tell you something, never will I ever make concessions to anyone because of my ancestors. They created a great democratic capitalistic, individualistic nation. They internally purged the scourge of slavery from this land. As someone once said, maybe it as me, I do not remember, it is darn ferocious to get rich but 20 times tougher to stay rich. The same way with freedom, it is hard and a long struggle to create a great nation, but 20 times harder to keep it. My ancestors were just my ancestors, they are not me. I am just like each of you are, a pure single stand alone individual, unless you personally through your own sinister actions unjustly cost people money, willfully limited opportunity or purposely ruined their health and wealth, you owe no one anything except your family and your God. That way each person stands on their own and my ancestors do not provide unmerited favoritism to boast me forward nor the chains of prejudice to hold me back. Good luck, may Horatio Alger be our example and not any over blown, double speaking, phony, twisted tongue politician.