Why I Write
Why do I write? That is a really great question, actually. I have been asked that quite often over the last several months. It isn't an easy question to answer and the answer is probably not what most might think. I started this journey ten months ago in a hotel room in Winchester, Tennessee. I felt a nudge, a calling if you will, to do more than just share a few news stories with people and give a couple of sentences to summarize the importance of them. I felt God was clearly guiding me to add my voice to the many voices already out here. I didn't start this endeavor for wealth or fame. I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I would love to write full-time and make a living at it. But it is a lot deeper than that. So why do I write?
I write because I truly and deeply love our founding fathers and the unique vision they laid out for this republic in which I reside. I write to keep that vision alive and to ignite that same flame in the hearts and minds and souls of my fellow Americans. I write to hopefully inspire people to research more topics and learn. I write to provide insight into our world today, using history as a guide. I write to add a unique historical perspective on current issues facing this republic, and hope I can get others to do some critical thinking and explore these issues a bit deeper. I consider my blog akin to the works of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Not nearly as memorable or remarkable, but more a common sense writing for the everyday person. I consider myself more of a gardener, pruning the dead and dying branches and hoping that new green growth will fill in the tree of knowledge to keep our republic alive. Some may say I am just wasting my time. I don't hold any grand illusion that I am going to make a lasting impression on many, but if I can light a fire in a few readers, then I have done more to help save this republic than most. My blog is a last ditch battleground in the war of ideas. This republic is worth fighting for, and freedom and liberty must be fought for, protected, and passed on to others. I write to honor our founding fathers and to uphold their vision. To me, that is my mission statement for this blog. I owe it to the founding fathers and my fellow Americans to write from my heart and soul with a real passion for that vision.
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