Our Rocky Mountain High Tour in Colorado is winding down… I was just interviewed by Channel 5 News here. I said I was running for president as a “concerned parent from the Midwest.” And I said it was just not a sane society to be raising kids in anymore amidst the drugs, the violence, the sex… Over the weekend, I was on a local Catholic radio show called Rome in the Rockies. I said I had read where the average “quality time” between parents and their children each day in America is now: eight minutes. Kids are being raised in front of television, in front of computers… At a downtown restaurant here, I noticed some Norman Rockwell paintings. That was such a simpler time and one where kids, for the most part, got a much more wholesome upbringing… Near Laporte, Colorado, we met Janie Stein and Martin Bates. They are full-tim RVers who are taking their music on the road. Their band is The States and they refer to themselves as “Wandering Minstrels for Peace.” They are Christian Peacemaker Team members who have been to Colombia and Canada working with human rights groups. “As war tax resistors (www.nwtrcc.org), we experiment with a lifestyle of simplifying our needs (living below the poverty line) in order to decrease our subsidizing torture and other war-making,” they write. Martin, who was in the Air Force for 20 years, said to me: “Plenty of people speak out for war and violence; there needs to be people speaking out for peace.” And Janie added that she had “sat on the sidelines long enough,” and now it was time for her to take a stand for peace, justice and environmental stewardship.” Note: Fort Collins is the home of the Ever Open Cafe. The hours are from “6 a.m. to 10 p.m.” Am I missing something?