I graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in journalism. I worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, a technical writer and editor, in Montana, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. I’m the author of one novel, Doom of Weirds, destined to be a posthumous best-seller.
My politics are conservative liberal, embracing all the good values passed down from our revolutionary forebears, and resisting the bad ones. Slavery comes to mind there. I’m conservative because I recognize there are values passed along from the beginnings of Western civilization that we need to defend– now more than ever. I’m liberal because I think everyone should treat each other the way they would want themselves to be treated.
I’m not a Christian, but I’m not anti-Christian. Many of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth form the foundation of both American and Western culture. Like, ‘treat people the way you want to be treated.’ (That’s Matt 7:12, Mr. Fox & Friends). The best of the rest comes from twenty-five centuries of people who think for themselves, all over the world.
Both are under attack today — from people who believe selfishness is a virtue.Anyone who believes that is, by definition, anti-Christian.In fact, if selfishness is a virtue, Jesus died for nothing.
This is not conservatism. How can you be a conservative if you denounce one of the basic sources of our culture?
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