As Liberty’s Torch gets off the ground, it came up in discussion that the contributors should take a few minutes to introduce themselves. Well, here goes.
My name is James Pisano, but I go by Jim. For some reason James never bridges the gap to Jim for a lot of people, so I figured I’d put it out at the forefront.
I’m a 14 year Active Duty Chief Electronics Technician in the United States Coast Guard. Nearly all of my adult life has been viewed through the eyes of a career military man, and many of my opinions have been formed through this lens. Speaking of opinions, I will most likely be posting my opinion more often than researched facts. One of the things that I’ve run into in my interactions is a demand for factual representation of my opinions, which I find to be a logically flawed thought. If I were writing about facts I’d make citations to where I found my facts. When I cite facts I’ll link to the source material, but most of the time the research is outside of my area of expertise unless it involves tech specs, schematics or engineering requirements.
I care deeply about the safety and security of the citizenry of the United States of America. As a volunteer service member I recognize the special kind of people that make up the military. We may not all represent a Conservative mindset, but the fact that we volunteered for service, especially in the last decade, knowing what worldwide deployability at a moment’s notice means, tells me that to give of one’s life in this manner is the highest form of self sacrifice many people are able to decide to make. Every one of our Service Members is a treasure, and their legacy should be protected and promoted wherever and whenever possible.
I am these things, in this order: Guardian, Chief, Constitutional Conservative, Husband, Father, Technician. Many will note that I didn’t list religion as a part of who I am. I recognize the importance many people hold for religion in their lives. I personally do not practice any religious denominations, instead choosing to observe my spirituality privately in the confines of my own home and with my family. I grew up Catholic, having been Dedicated but not Baptized. Upon reaching an age where I was able to decide on my own what I would like to do concerning religion I choose my path absent influence, and I’ve been happy with my choice ever since.
I’m an advocate of responsible fiscal conservatism, Constitutional Conservatism, limited Federal Government, States Rights, and Pro-Life concerns. I do not believe the Federal Government, at present, is limiting itself to the constraints of the Constitution, and I believe that eventually the American people will realize, only too late it seems, that their liberties have been stripped, quietly, from their souls. Those who govern our Nation have failed to recognize the hobbles put in place over their power to govern, and I believe it is high time for the concerned citizenry they lord over to endeavor to remind them.
My contributions to Liberty’s Torch will consist mostly of reactions to current events, mostly political, and will revolve around the application of a Conservative viewpoint either for or against the topic being discussed. If you’re interested in a particular topic for me to write about please contact me via Google Plus and I’ll get to writing.
In closing, it is an honor to have been asked to be a contributor to Liberty’s Torch, and I look forward to seeing how far we can reach in our effort to educate and inform Americans about what is really going on with their Nation and its Government.