Welcome to “Much Abides”! I believe that just as gold is refined by fire, so too, a nation’s policies are refined by informed dissent. Here at “Much Abides,” I want to be a part of that informed dissent. Can I contribute anything to the on-going debate that the countless other bloggers cannot? I don’t know. First of all, though, I want it to be clear that I am not a blogger; I am a Burkean conservative and a student of politics–both practical and theoretical. I believe that a rational, systematic analysis of the actions taken by the Obama Administration can indeed be a refreshing addition to this important national conversation. America is too great to make decisions based upon a monologue. I look forward to lending my voice to this conversation and, hopefully, saying something worthwhile.
I am a second-year graduate student in political science at one of America’s top research institutions. When not studying (a rare occasion), I enjoy going to church, reading, watching movies, spending time with my family and friends and watching both politics and college football.
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