Lance Grider 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 am the author of one novel, Doom of Weirds destined to be a best-seller ten years after I’m dead I should live so long.
In politics I’d describe myself as a conservative liberal, embracing all the values passed down from our revolutionary forebears, except for the ones that were wrong. 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 a liberal because I think we should treat each other the way we would want ourselves to be treated.
I’m not a Christian, but I’m not anti-Christian. I know that some 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.
The “alt-right,” excuse me, the Nazis, want us to believe that “selfishness is a virtue”–the repudiation of all Christian morality. They are not conservatives. How can you be a conservative if you denounce one of the basic sources of our culture?
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Resentment is fruitless, but Snoopnology is Peachy