For many years I was not a republican. Far from it. I was a card carrying liberal, attended many love ins, hung around Plum Street, was a Vietnam war protester, and loved Robert Kennedy. I hung around Wayne State with the SDS (students for a democratic society)also loved JFK, hated Nixon, visited Ohio State after the shootings. Hated cops. Wanted to get involved with social justice issues. I am not exactly happy with the republican party at this point in time. In fact, for the first time in my life, I do not want to vote in 08. It bothers me that I am getting apathetic. That is how disgusted I am with both republicans and dems. What jaded me is the destruction of my hometown. When I was a kid (before my grandfather died and my grandmother moved into Herman Gardens) I used to spend the night with grandma. She lived off Chene Street dear the Eastern Market. She lived in fear of her neighbors. I cannot begin to tell you how many times she was robbed, her house bombarded with beer bottles, etc. My uncles took her away from that neighborhood and stuck her in Herman Gardens. Yikes, it was horrible. She finally came to live with my parents. Also, my brief involvement with social programs that did nothing but make people more dependent on the government, not independent, responsible, hardworking citizens. That's it in a nutshell. I changed a lot.
Now, were the Justice Riders a motorcyle club. I remember the Highway Men and the Vigilantes.