I’m a Conservative with a business degree (major Accounting) from Indiana University, and MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg Graduate School of Business – Area of study Managerial Finance and Economics) and I passed the exam for Certified Public Accounting.
I also studied Microsoft networking and held the credential of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) specializing in NT and was partnered in a Chicago based firm building and expanding new networks, server systems and workstations. I also designed websites with Microsoft Frontpage , Macromedia Dreamweaver and have now migrated to Word Press platform for web design, development and management.
Previous to my work in technology I practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Scottsdale, Arizona.
I served in the United States Regular Army (enlisted); Trained specifically at Fort Lewis, Washington and Fort Benning Georgia, Army Ranger school, then took Airborne training. Upon leaving the service I had 23 jumps.
I have a son in the Army, my brother served in the Army, and I lost an uncle during WWII who died in the Battle of the Bulge at Ardennes, Belgium. I firmly support our volunteer men and women in the Armed Forces and believe they should be treated with respect and dignity, no matter one’s politics. We specifically owe our active combat troops and retired combat troops an enormous debt.
My former accounting, technology and consulting firm as well as my wide educational range have allowed me to continue my entrepreneurial endeavors and seamlessly migrate into other areas of interest.
My ideals are conservative and well established. Liberally Conservative is my place to opine about the craziness of American politics, Beltway insanity, world events, immigration and the war on terror, as well as the American political process, which unfolds on a daily basis. I also pick up on local interests related to politics, economics and business.
As a Conservative I would say the term “neo” does not belong to me as I was a Conservative before Reagan became fashionable in political circles and noticed my politics during my first Sociology class as a freshman in College. The left-leaning topics or should I say, “propaganda” bothered me as other Liberal Arts classes did. Today academics has become more toxic in certain fields and the left has moved rapidly to place their one sided views into the young minds on campus.
Further, neo-Conservatives are a product of disillusioned liberals and so-called moderates who did not like the move to the left by the Democrat Party and sought refuge in the GOP only in an attempt to change away from true Conservatism. I continue to read and study the history of American politics to understand current events and how they are related to the past. It continues to be an eye-opening adventure and education. I would encourage you to read my post on Classical Liberalism, a term that defines real Conservatism that was defined decades ago.
I’m not part of the Evangelical Right, religion is a right however and certainly should be practiced freely as set down in our Constitution. I believe in gun laws and gun rights, not gun control, I am pro-life, anti-tax, anti-Big Government, anti-regulation except in cases where the public’s safety is at risk and I’m a Capitalist. I believe in free trade, open markets, honest competition and global economics.
Economic competition is a good thing, which results in better products, services and lower prices. Free markets do the good no politician could ever accomplish through policy, meddling and over regulation. Politicians are always telling us they intend to create jobs but they typically destroy the environment for job creation and never, ever create jobs. Entrepreneur’s in the private sector create jobs. We build businesses, we build jobs, we build economy and no politician could ever do that.
As my blog has grown I’ve been recognized at CBS.com, contributed articles for Agora Vox, a European online newspaper for citizen writers, Real Clear Politics, frequently referenced in many blogs and occasionally sited on The Wall Street Journal’s, Washington Wire and other news organizations. I’ve been invited to publish at RedState.com.
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