Welcome to Thompson Politics!  This blog is a little like therapy in that there’s just a few things I’ve been wanting to get off my chest.  So I’ll be sharing a few thoughts on issues that I feel strongly about and I’ll make a few short comments about some of the inconsistencies I see in both major political parties.  Most of the time I will just be sharing links to news stories and opinion pieces I find interesting.  I may not completely agree with everything in the links I share, but for whatever reason I feel the perspective represented is at least worthy of consideration.  My goal is not be a news service.  I will not be commenting on or mentioning every major or even important story that come down the pike.  You can check CNN for that.  If there’s nothing I feel passionate about, then I won’t be posting.  In other words, there will be some weeks when I post every day and other weeks I may not most anything at all.

As for my political leanings, I guess you could say I’m a libertarian with the conscience of a social conservative.  A friend of mine once asked me to consider the possibility that I might be a moderate Democrat trapped in a Republican body.  Right now there is no political party which I call home.  I am an Evangelical Christian.  My faith effects every aspect of my life and thought – including politics.  For that, I make no apology.  Yet, I’d like to think of myself as an independent thinker.  So, if you disagree with my views, please feel free to interact with me in the comments section.  You might even change my mind…

I am in no way an expert in the field of politics, but I do teach both a high school government and a current events class at a Christian school in Beloit, WI.  (My views do not necessarily reflect those of the school, I speak only for myself)  Though I teach in Beloit I live in Rockford, IL.  However, since I teach in Beloit I feel more connected to WI politics than IL politics.  But, I will be commenting on the political scene in both states and especially on what’s going on here in the stateline area.  As for political experience, back in 2007 I ran for Congress in Massachusetts.  I was a third party candidate running with the Constitution Party.

I have no delusions of grandeur here.  I don’t see any of my posts going viral.  I don’t see this blog getting million, thousands or even hundreds of hits each day.  My main audience are the few family, friends, colleagues and former students who still like to know what I think about what’s going in the world.

Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you will come back soon!




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