About Dispatches

Introduction: Why Dispatches?

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The source of the ‘star’ inside the ‘D’ in the Dispatches logo. Image credit: micahcummings.com.

1. Conservatives continue to produce an amazing amount of excellent material that fails to reach a large enough audience. The op eds, studies, policy papers, videos, and many other educational tools they provide would move more Americans to support conservative solutions — unfortunately most people are not reached with the message. Why not? Because conservatives do not fight the information war. It’s not good enough to post and publish. What’s needed is aggressive outreach to the uninformed and misinformed through all available avenues.

2. The conservative message would reach more people if more conservatives fulfilled their duty as citizens. Instead of being in the fight, too many of those on the right treat politics as entertainment.

3. On every single public policy issue, conservatives have made powerful arguments in support of their proposals. The “Dispatches University” section on this website serves as an archive of just some of the great content conservatives produce. Links are added daily to serve as a library for anyone looking to learn more on the topics listed here.

About me

I am a Christian, an American citizen, and I work in the arena of applied political science. I am a proud graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University, where I studied political philosophy, political science, and history. In addition to many years working in the private sector, I have worked in politics and government in Washington, D.C., and in Illinois at the state and local level. Currently, I am employed as a consultant in the political arena — working with bright, creative, and courageous people.

More about this website

my pic of jeep

This is the same Jeep as above; it’s at the Caen War Museum and Memorial in Normandy, France. The day I took this picture the windshield was rolled forward covering the star.

Two topics dominate my own writing:

1) The fact that conservatives are not seriously fighting the information war, and a big reason for that is not enough conservatives actually participate in the political arena. It’s not enough to stay informed and vote. We all have a duty as citizens to extend our views beyond ourselves (to paraphrase George Washington).

2) Founding Father John Adams said it: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Forget the laughable modern versions of morality. If you think everything the “progressives” trumpet is actually progress, you’re sadly mistaken. On the contrary, much of what is happening today is actually regression. What results is American decline in all areas. If you think things are getting better economically, morally, and in the world, I’d suggest you change where you get your news and information from.

The three main sections of this website are: “The Latest,” “Information War,” and “Dispatches University.” Just a note about the latter two…

Information War” focuses on articles which illustrate my point, as well as my own writings on the real reason we’re in a period of crisis (economically, morally, and in foreign policy). Conservatives have failed to effectively fight to win hearts and minds. They have not made contact (words to eyes, sound to ears) with the majority of our fellow citizens, many of whom can be classified as low information voters.

About “Dispatches University”

These days anyone can get an education on any issue equal or superior to that which can be gained by attending college — thus the use of the word “university.” I know many people who never attended college that have a greater understanding of history and the modern world than graduates of supposedly good schools.

As noted elsewhere on this website, a flood of great policy research and commentary surrounds us — yet too many of our fellow citizens live in an informational drought.

As I update this page in August 2016, that flood has reached epic proportions. As Noah saw the waters cover the earth in the book of Genesis, this information age has completely removed the excuse anyone with Internet access has for staying uninformed. This includes, I must say, candidates for public office at any level — as well as their staffs.

The reality is, however, not nearly enough of our fellow citizens will go looking for the information we want them to have. That means conservatives have to start doing what liberals have been doing for half a century — bringing their case to the public in every way possible.

On a weekly basis I use this website to link to materials that need to reach a much larger audience, but unfortunately do not.