I was once a Democrat (teens), then I was once a Republican (twenties), but I’ve now figured out where they both get it wrong and they both get it right and thus I’m now a Libertarian. This was arrived at through independent study… it’s taken time (a lot of reading and reflecting), but it’s well worth the effort. I now actually understand how the world works (economics, social order). Once you understand, it’s eye-opening – now listening to the media (mainstream or not) is a bit like watching a magician do his tricks but knowing how all the tricks are done so it’s easy to spot the misdirection and deception. If you’d like to learn more yourself check out my “Favorite” books and also mises.org
Who I am does not matter, either logic and reasoning behind my articles convinces or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t then I have failed in making a clear argument or you are not keeping an open mind to new ideas. Only you can determine in your heart which it is. But for those that are curious about who I am…this is me in broad strokes…I’m science/computers/sci-fi geek with a BS in chemistry from Emory University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. I’m married to my best friend and soulmate and we have two somewhat cranky teenage boys (they’ll grow out of it I’m sure!). I enjoy reading, running, and playing soccer. I am currently fortunate to be running the business my father founded over 30 years ago (Seachem Laboratories) and we continue to grow due to a crew of outstanding employees. I nearly died from a pulmonary embolism this past August (2011) following neck surgery. Needless to say it gives one a new perspective on life. Every day is a gift. Every. Single. One.
Why the porcupine? The porcupine bothers no one and no one bothers it. If attacked it will defend itself. As much as an animal can, it embodies the libertarian ideal of a world of liberty where we are free to lead our lives as we see fit as long as we do not impinge on the rights of others to do the same.