Beggar websites, I call them, exist by hounding the reader for constant donations. These sites are clogged with off-the-mark advertising promoting themes such as plastic surgery run amok (you know, the sausage-sized-lip thing), scantily clad women, and the latest roster of top 10 hottest one thing or another.
Debbie and I fund richardcyoung.com in the entirety. We do not seek donations, accept any advertising, bombard readers with popups, and, under no condition, make our roster of respondents available to others. We, along with our son-in-law E.J. Smith (Richard C. Young & Co. Ltd.), provide most of the content, with occasional guest contributors.
Debbie and I are independent of either the Republican or Democrat parties (neither are we libertarians or conservatives [largely the Christian right and neocons]). We are benefactors of the Cato Institute and life NRA members (read more about the Second Amendment and your safety in my series The Armed American Family). We support the non-interventionist, paleoconservative approach espoused by The American Conservative. We believe in a strict interpretation of America’s Constitution (read more on this here from the founding director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, Roger Pilon) and would welcome a national discourse on the merits of proportional government as practiced in the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland (which we refer to as The Swiss Way) and Hong Kong, to name a few.
Our research is founded on inference reading and anecdotal evidence obtained in over 10,000 miles a year on the road, including twice annual trips from our home base in Key West to Newport. Our roadwork also includes several lengthy stays in France each year. There we have witnessed first hand the threat radical Islam can pose in the so-called “Clash of Civilizations.”
We are suspicious of an America’s foreign policy built on nation building as promoted by America’s neo-conservative cheerleaders.
Debbie and I have been researching, writing and editing together for over four decades with the goal of helping to make our country a model for the concepts of Founders Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, John Randolph, John Hancock, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, John Calhoun, and John Taylor of Caroline.
Originally posted January 20, 2015.