Why Conservatives Are Doomed To Fail


I am often characterized as being naive. Sometimes, “too straight” or “too conservative” are also added to labels applied to me during conversations. My appearance, the way I dress, walk, conduct myself, comes off as conservative. At least, historically I have appeared as conservative might. A few years ago, I decided my appearance should more…

Do You Like Your Job?


Graduation was yesterday. I understand from attendees fewer than half of those graduating actually appeared to collect their faux diploma and have their photo snapped with the university president. Unoccupied chairs far outnumbered family and friends in the audience. I suspected as much. I noticed no significant increase in vehicle traffic. My bookstore/coffee shop haunt…

What Is Your Political Platform? Ep. 2 Education


Look around the global. Think of countries that are economically successful. Here, I will help you out: South Korea, Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, The Netherlands. There are more examples. This enough to make my point. What do all of these countries have in common? Education. All of these countries stress the…

What Is Your Political Platform? Ep. 1: Defense


Democracy works best when the constituency is well-informed and well-educated. When populations are well-informed and well-educated, issues and concerns could be discussed in thoughtful and contemplative ways. As the United States is a Representative Democracy, we elect similarly-minded individuals to represent our views within the Senate and the House of Representatives. How do we know…