I grew up in a very ethnic household. I was first generation American on my father's side. He was three when he and my grandparents immigrated to the U.S. I lived in a very democratic section of the United States until I was in my late 40's. I moved to California where I learned what being a democrat really meant. It wasn't what I grew up with. I lived in Germany for almost two years and returned to the US in 2010. I'm a Christian who believes in small government and capitalism.