An Introduction

March 10, 2008

Good morning readers.  My name is Ben Shepard, and I will be filling in for Sam during his absence this week along with Lance.  Very briefly, I plan to attend the University of Louisville this fall as either an English or History major.  After that, I plan to pursue a post-graduate education in Constitutional Jurisprudence. 

I like to be upfront with my readers so any bias cannot be said was intended to mislead or misinform.  Therefore, I’d like to clarify a few issues.  Modernly, I identify myself with the Republican Party.  I did not actively support McCain during the primary season, but this November, my vote will be cast for him out of necessity rather than any earned allegiance.  Historically, however, I consider myself a Strict-Constructionist and, in some measure, a Jeffersonian-Democrat.  The federal government was enumerated powers by the Constitution for the sole reason that it was not to overextended the said powers; and that government is best which governs least.

All this being said, I hope that you enjoy the following week as much as I will.  Thomas Paine once theorized: “It is but seldom that our first thoughts are truly correct…” and in consequence of such, I am counting on you, the reader, to promote and intelligent discussion on the issues.  Do not forgo your intellectual and political duty, and remind me not to forgo mine, either.

 God Bless.

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