We here at Rhombus would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest contributor, Jess Jones. Serving as our resident conservative political columnist, I believe Jess will bring the same fair, thoughtful tone to his columns that he does to his life. Though he and I may not agree on everything, I respect his ability to state what he believes and why he believes it. That quality is rare in our political discussion, and I hope you will appreciate and enjoy his candor and sincerity as I have. — Steve Pierce, Editor
For those of you who have been frequenting this website and reading the posts of many of my colleagues, this will hopefully be the first of many articles that I contribute to Rhombus Magazine. I, like many people, am not an expert at writing, nor am I completely omniscient and logical. My articles will be written from my point of view with an effort to provoke thoughts and ideas for the reader to consider.
As I interact more and more with those around me and discuss the current issues in our society, it’s apparent that there are a wide variety of opinions and ideas for solving the distresses in which we currently find ourselves. My hope is not to plague my column with indoctrination of a conservative with the illusion of converting you to “The Right Wing Conspiracy”; rather, my hope is that you, as I have, begin to consider the issues for yourself and make educated opinions which you can defend and share with others. (I would be delighted if your ideas were posted to my articles.)
I myself, despite my current affiliation with the Republican Party, feel that America’s greatness resides outside of it’s dual-party system. If you take a closer look there is a myriad of differing factions within both parties: Flaming liberals, right-wing nut jobs, and more moderates than you could count. The important matter isn’t which side of the aisle you stand on, it’s how you make your decisions (be they right or wrong); but it’s that you make them for yourselves.
You may think of me as a moderate. Just know that I believe in a strong national defense, powerful states, and personal accountability and responsibility. I love America because it represents a nation where men and women have forged their greatness by their own devices. Our Legacy has been one of united discord, allowing free thought to achieve a common purpose, “A more perfect union.”
I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you and hope that we can consider these topics rationally and create a better awareness of the times in which we live.
Jess Jones is a conservative political columnist for Rhombus. This is his first post.