He wasn’t a big man, not in size,
but he would not be ignored.
There was an intelligence in his eyes,
where the sum of years was stored.
Commanding respect, demanding the truth,
gallant, melodious, strong.
Focused on excellence from his youth,
he did not stand fools for long.
He loved his children more than himself.
In love with his work, his life.
Of family and friends he had a wealth,
and he dearly loved his wife.
I only knew him for a year,
but I think of him still today,
That man whose vision of life was clear,
who had quietly passed away.
About Louis William Rose
“I am an advocate for Liberty.
What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.”
Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy.
Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government.
He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.