Or if you prefer, the subtitle of this post: How an old millennial missed the social media movement, still clings to the blog as a viable format and why Betsy DeVos should be given a chance.
To continue in the same introductory manner as the first blog post, let me be concise in justifying the existence of this blog among the proliferation of outlets where you can get your politics (assuming I continue writing).
- Shows on TV too often rely on guests who represent the opposition, or supply the same conservative view albeit in a different perspective. Here, I use research to support my views. You will not be treated to unsupported drivel.
- Speaking of drivel, this will never be a Facebook post. There will not be rants or emotional diatribes.
- No hashtags (except to sort and organize) or attempts at joining drive-by trends by using hot buzzwords. Analyses only, though this doesn’t preclude analyses of these drive-by trends.
- This is not a podcast, so no need to commit. This is not a collection of pictures or memes – those are best left to other mediums. I reserve the right to post ones I like though, on Meme Mondays. In short, this is not social media. I write to engage in political discussion, not to collect likes.
- I am right leaning, but that doesn’t mean I eschew the views of the left. This blog is for free speech, except when it’s inflammatory, disrespectful or hateful.
With that said, let’s discuss Betsy DeVos. I don’t know much about this Cabinet pick, except that she is for school choice and may be bad for public education. I have done the most research into this pick by watching her confirmation hearing (though full disclosure: not to completion) and looking into whether studies have shown whether school choice works.