Your Beliefs At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know. Politics I believe the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" accurately sums up my political beliefs. "Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. (People) should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say, I'm free, to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can and my children will." – Jefferson Smith, portrayed by Jimmy Stewart There is not one label that speaks for me. Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, my opinion is my own and I cherish my constitutional right to express it. Religion I was raised Roman Catholic and derive strength in my personal life from my faith and family. However, I believe every person has the right to worship as they wish. It is only when individuals or groups use religion as justification to harm or suppress the rights of others that my feathers get ruffled. Local Hot-Button Issues Macomb Township is primarily residential and so its main concerns are those of home and family. The economic downturn hit Macomb's housing market hard and although market values are slowly increasing, property values and township development are topics important to Macomb homeowners. Macomb is also home to several public and private school districts and parents have a right to know what their child's education entails.
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