My first choice for a URL was Heartland Politics, but it was taken as was Midwest Politics. I wanted the name and the URL to be the same for your ease to find and remember the blog's location.
I know, I'm already swimming upstream with the natural rules of politics - logical thought and action.
Get ready. This is going to be the new site for Patriots to forge a new thinking - return to our roots from hence this country started. Heatedly debated, hard won implementation of a set of rules to be self-governed. My wish for this site is to become the modern day cyberspace equivalent of the colonial tavern where ideas were flushed out and our passionate patriots assembled to begin first the resistance of tyranny and then the birth of a self-governed nation.
I have intentions and dreams of also operating a brick and mortar version. Right - open a new business in the midst of an economic meltdown. I have not boasted to actually have intelligence. But I have been in business for 19 years and having a business fail is not daunting compared to seeing the ability for anyone in this country to open their own business become prohibitive - either economically or legally - because of the actions of our elected body politic of whom few exhibit real business sense or experience.
So, I've reached a goal. Opening up my political blog. I plan to open this to commentary from my readers. But no anonymity will be allowed. My name is on this. So should yours. No courage to identify yourself means no right to publish your thoughts and ideas. No martyr ever went unknown. No person affecting real change ever did so in anonymity. Too many wish to operate in anonymity via the digital age. Any wonder we've become so partisan and a litigiously vile society? One exhibits their passion and determines the worth of the fight when facing your colleagues and rivals. Just like those early Patriots in those cramped fellowship halls of the village taverns.