Citizen Alex

By: bmshep

Apr 16 2010

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Category: Male Citizens

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Yesterday, a Tea Party rally was held at the Capital. I went expecting to see a mostly middle-to-old age crowd and while they were definitely the majority, I was surprised by the number of younger people in the crowd. I don’t know why, I guess I just expected teens and twenty-somethings to be liberal. Fooled again. This is Alex, a young conservative, who I met at the rally while he and his father were doing a brisk business selling t-shirts. Alex was born in the bay area, but grew up in Roseville, where he still lives. Alex entered the construction business right out of high school, starting with stone fabrication and tile work and then moving into road work. He’s laid off right now and not too happy that the stimulus package Obama promised would put guys like him back to work…..didn’t. He feels that there is a definite need for health care reform, but believes the government needs to, largely, stay out of it. Alex’s favorite band is AC/DC and his favorite movie is ‘On Any Sunday’. Alex is 23.

Favorite Accomplishments: Becoming a ranked motocross racer.

Regrets: None

What are your passions and obsessions? Racing dirt bikes and wakeboarding.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on your dirt bike? A one story step-up jump over a 120 ft. distance. (You go full bore over a ten foot high jump and land, over 100 feet farther and ten feet higher.)

What’s the toughest thing you’ve ever had to do? Nothing really. Everything has been pretty easy so far.

What’s something about you that surprises people? I’m the quiet one, but always the first one to take a risk on the dirt bike or wakeboard.

Sound Off! The government has gotten too big and needs to cut back!


One comment on “Citizen Alex”

  1. At the two tea parties I’ve attended, there have been people of every age and race, all people who appreciate our liberty and American way of life. Unfortunately, it’s the younger people who will face the economic consequences of the politicians’ irresponsibility today.

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