About Me

HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS SO OUTDATED! (Except the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs, maybe.)

My name is Shawn McDonald. I’m an American.

This weblog is mostly my political stumbling in the dark. Thoughts never progress unless you write them down and think them out.

Because this weblog is a learning tool and not a soapbox, feel free to disagree and correct me. For every new thing I learn, I discover that there are ten more things I don’t know, so I appreciate your help.

As for my political beliefs, you might describe me as a conservative apostate. I was an avid Bush supporter; I progressed to the level of president of my college’s College Republican club. Then, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 was passed. Now, I’ve learned a few more things and realize that the war has been a disaster from the start. I’m appalled at the disrespect the Bush Administration has for the rule of law. I’m still a classical conservative, in the Burkean sense (one who venerates tradition), but I’ve even soured on Ronald Reagan and his principles.

I am a proud atheist secularist. I don’t believe in God, and I don’t believe your religion is privileged from criticism. Furthermore, your religion doesn’t belong in government. I’m about to embark on a project of writing multiple essays, so if you want to learn more, wait for that.

Go visit my comic, The Chalkboard Manifesto. Sometimes I have a sense of humor. Occasionally, I’ll even write real satire.

One more thing: We must leave Iraq.