I have always been a patriot at heart. It's literally in my blood. I am a direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks. I have a number of ancestors who fought with the Union army during the Civil War, and my father was an artillery officer and U.S. Army chaplain in the Korean War. Although I did not, myself, serve in the military (my birth date put me just out of range of those called to service in Vietnam via the draft lottery), I am an Eagle Scout and was raised to respect the flag. I am a patriot, and these unsteady times call for steady patriots.
With everything that’s going on in the world, I continually find myself frustrated at the inability to get truthful information from establishment media. It became apparent that social media channels were removing posts and censoring alternative views to pertinent topics to the point that one dare not even ask questions for fear of going to social media “jail.” I personally know that many of my posts were censored, or at the very least, throttled.
As I watched from the sidelines, I felt helpless to do much of anything about what I see as the decline of the America I grew up in and of which I am so proud. I still believe that the American experiment, the founding of our democratic republic, which is rooted in freedom and liberty, IS a miracle and is the EXCEPTION to anything else humanity has ever seen. As Ronald Reagan said, “America is, and always will be, the shining city on the hill.”
Now, more than ever, America needs defending.
The Steady Patriot is my humble attempt at standing up for what I believe is true and right. My personal mission with this blog is simply to provide information that may not be readily accessible and to share it with as many people as possible. I may employ humor and/or sarcasm when expressing my opinions, but the ultimate goal is to stimulate critical thinking.
As the son and grandson of Lutheran ministers and the father of a beautiful, mixed-race adopted daughter, I have seen America from a rather unique perspective. If my words resonate and touch your heart in any way…great! But if they don’t, that’s OK, too.
Regardless of our individual backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, and beliefs -- we are still One Nation, under God.