Robert: a thumbnail sketchby Robert
I, along with my co-contributors, recognize that liberty inheres to the individual; liberty is not that which is granted by governments or benevolent rulers. It’s as an individual that I think and act, with the full understanding that I, alone, am responsible for the consequences of my thoughts and actions. In light of that, it is incumbent upon me to cultivate a set of core principles—guided by ethics and morals—by which to govern my life. But don’t misunderstand, I’m not speaking of moralism, but rather morality. Among other things, that is what informs my world-view, my political philosophy, etc.
I’m not real fond of any of our major political parties, but I have, in the recent past, held my nose and
voted Republican. However, the way things look at present, I’m seriously thinking of voting for gridlock. It may be the best short-term solution to the problem of ever-evaporating individual liberties.
While I happen to be a Christian, I’m somewhat atypical. My beliefs are inconsistent with the religious right, as well as the religious left. In short, I’m not a proselytizer, so suffice it to say: my faith will rarely, if ever,
be the subject of my posts on this particular blog.
I’m happily divorced and the single father of three kids: Kelsey, Levi and Amaris. I’m a residential architect, primarily focusing on the various classical European styles; those of the 17th through the 19th centuries.
One more thing. I just want to emphasize the fact that I own my life…who owns you?