Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
When I was still living in Chicago back in the '70's, the whole Near North Side was up in arms about Lincoln Towing, which by repute didn't require that an automobile be illegally parked before towing it. Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman did a song about the outfit: