Richard D. Baris is the creator and editor of People's Pundit Daily, aka PeoplesPunditDaily.com. He is also the author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract." He has also been a political academic, speaker, journalist and financial advisor. Rich served in the United States Army after being recruited under the 18X-Ray Special Forces program. He is married to one beautiful wife and they have two beautiful children, blessed with both a boy and a girl. Former bad guy-turned-good only by the grace of the Almighty Creator.
Political Views: "Limited government is not a means to liberty, it is an end. That is to say, there are always going to be a group of citizens who cannot meet their basic needs, and there most assuredly will always be politicians willing to promise that they will meet them. The difference between liberty and tyranny by popular support, or correctly termed "democratic despotism, " is little more than the vehicle a free society chooses to use in order to meet those needs."
Favorite Quotations: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin