My name is Rob Waterson. When I started blogging, I did so using the admittedly self-congratulatory pseudonym of Publius, but one day I realized that I was not comfortable being so…. cowardly. I am proud of my positions and am not afraid that people know exactly who is espousing them. If you would like to reach me, you can do so by emailing me at nospam4me at windstream dot net.
I am a highly opinionated guy and I enjoy very few things more than exchanging ideas with people who disagree with me. Suffice to say that if you ever worked with me at a company you would remember me as That Political Guy. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing in the long haul. As time has passed I have gotten better about not being the office blowhard, though not without real effort.
I am fiscally conservative but socially libertarian. Perhaps more importantly, at least in the context of my political philosophy, I am a constitutionalist. That fact obviously means that I have no clear home with either party so I tend to vote against the bigger socialists: perennially the Democrats. My main theory of voting in the US two-party system is that the oft-mentioned false boogeyman of theocracy is not going to happen in America because our system is so wonderfully well engineered to prevent it, but that the other side’s goal of socialism can and will destroy my country and our built-on-capitalism standard of living. The Left in America wants to make us all slaves to the State, but many of their myrmidon followers do not even grasp that fact.
I vote against one side accordingly. I believe that most people just vote against the Other Side and my observations over many election cycles only confirm that.
So, let’s disagree some. But first check out this waterfall a couple of miles from my house out in the foothills: