So again, why? Three reasons. I see. I care. I can.
I see the problems in our society. I actually care about the quality of my life and the lives of others both today and in the future. I cannot, in good conscience sit by idly. I can speak my mind. I am free to share my thoughts and reinforce the values I hold dear.
I launched this site in 2005, during what was easily the darkest period in my life, so far. On many a sleepless night, I found myself trying to calm my mind by reading, developing the site and writing. This site proved to be a much-needed outlet for personal expression and exploration of serious issues.
I originally called the site "Cultural Civil War" and labeled myself Culture Warrior. Yes, this was before I ever heard Bill O'Reilly use the term.
Why Culture Warrior? Because many of the problems we face today are matters of culture. Crime, lack of education, illegitimacy, poverty, etc. can all be addressed, on some level, by a change in culture. This site is addresses culture along with race and politics, with the occasional diversion into the issues of everyday life (love, the arts, humor).
I have a passion for public policy, enough to get a graduate degree in it. My political philosophy is based on an understanding of the founding principles of this nation. The core of this belief that our rights, individual rights (life, liberty and pursuit of self-interests) come from our Creator, not government. Government exists to protect our rights; it does not grant us rights. Each individual's rights extend up to the point where they infringe on another's.
A few simple thoughts to counter misconceptions about this libertarian philosophy: .
- Liberty is not anarchy.
- Your gain is not my loss and how much you have is none of my concern.
- Charity and coercion are not the same. Charity is noble because it is based on choice.
All the best,
- The Raw Story - Pat Buchanan
- The Week magazine"Best Opinion." Also Yahoo! News.
- CNN.com, Topic: Black National Anthem.