By Paul F. Greier
I know that I am biased, being a life-long conservative Republican, but I am still amazed that so many of my good friends and neighbors have yet to discard their rose-colored glasses when viewing our current president as regards to the policies and direction that he is taking our republic.
Even though he did not receive my vote in 2008, I still managed to feel some amount of pride in that he was able to become our first black president. I sincerely wished him to be successful, though I was clearly suspect of the types of change that he would be encouraging in order to “fundamentally change America.”
Greier is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired IBM research division computer engineer. He lives in Bedford County.