“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time with a tremendous whack.”
Welcome! My name is Calvin Freiburger, and this is where I report and comment on news, politics, morality, philosophy, religion, and culture, and have some fun along the way.
Born in Wisconsin, I graduated from Fond du Lac High School in 2006. (They, uh, don’t like me very much.) I graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in Political Science in 2011. From October 2009 to May 2011, I was also a featured writer for the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s NewsRealBlog. From September to December 2011, I interned for Hillsdale’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship in Washington, DC. In October 2011, I signed on as a regular contributor to Live Action’s blog.
I approach things from a rock-solid conservative perspective, with my philosophy firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian principles and the Founding Fathers’ understanding of human liberty and the role of government, coupled with a strong belief in the importance of keeping an independent mind and a critical eye. There’s not much that makes my blood boil more than dishonesty, hypocrisy, demagoguery, and arguments made in bad faith.
In addition to being my personal soapbox, I am continuously working on making CFO one of the most exhaustive conservative resource hubs the Web has to offer. To your right, you’ll find a wide range of links to news outlets, the Right’s best commentators, conservative think tanks and advocacy groups on a wide range of issues, media bias watchdogs, religious thought, charities supporting American soldiers & their families, bipartisan research tools, grassroots activists, places to buy conservative books and gear, fellow bloggers, and humor. No matter what the question may be, chances are you can find the answer here. (Disclaimer: I do not necessarily agree with or endorse everything written or posted by those to whom I link. Comprehensiveness is my goal, not intellectual lockstep.)
Comment Moderation Policy
Comments and disagreement are very welcome; however, I ask that commenters steer clear of obscenity and gratuitous profanity. All good-faith comments (as well as hostile, up to a point) will be published, though I may not respond (work comes first). I reserve the right to reject comments, and ban commenters, for any of the following:
– Profanity & obscenity
– Demonstrably & willfully lying about debate opponents
– Bigotry of any kind
– Deliberately wasting my time by ignoring arguments and opting to simply level insults instead of rebuttals
For any questions about the policy, or if you’ve been banned and wish to challenge your ban or have it explained, comment below.