About the Old Hippie
Am a "Former" 60's Hippie that was the quinessential protester. Not against the War, but because the "Progressive" White House (L.B.J.) didn't want to Win the War, but saw it as a means to a Political end. Joined the Navy out of High School and after being dicharged went to Viet Nam in 1970, to serve my Country. Married with Child after that, worked for a living, and to my utter amazment became a Deputy Sheriff and learned that Conservatism is the "Right" road to travel.
You would be amazed at what being in Law Enforcement will do for your mind set, but more on that latter.
I'm going to be adding more here latter....