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.