1.Whatever background/history you're willing to share (that's pertinent)
My name is Will. I was born December 20, 1991, raised in rural Arkansas, traveled frequently, and I'm now active in debate. My primary interest is public policy, with an expertise in domestic policy and more specifically economics.
I like Macs, baseball (St. Louis Cardinals), Jack Bauer, Mel Gibson, Matt Damon, the Heritage Foundation, Adam Smith, Jesus, CS Lewis...
And Dr. Thomas Sowell is my hero.
2.Your current religious philosophy
There is an omnipotent God who is the soveriegn deity, his will is demonstrated in his love, justice, mercy, and grace, explained in the Bible, revealed through the Holy Spirit, etc. etc. Jesus was made to be like man to be resurrected for us so that we could have eternal forgiveness and the power of the Holy Spirit, have individual relationships with God, and that was the fulfillment of the OT law.
Today, while the deistic nature of God may be a study of metaphysics, his divine intervention is experienced, and I'm a subscriber to the 17th Century-onward ideas of Theistic Understanding.
3.Your current political philosophy
I'm a Reagan Republican with quasi-libertarian leanings. You could classify me a conservative in most policy implications. I subscribe to Fusionism, as explained by Frank Meyer, that there are competing ideologies of collectivism and individualism, entitled liberals and conservatives; and contained within itself conservatism has traditionalists and libertarians. I am then libertarian, in the quintessential debates of the proper balance of order and liberty I err on the side of liberty, and am perhaps a student of Hayekian and Hobbesian thought and some Burke/Disraeli/Tocqueville for good measure.
I believe in individual freedom and responsibility, free markets, private enterprise, limited government, natural rights, national defense, and values. I believe in, as the Dow Jones company said in the 1880s, in free markets and free thinking.
4.Your goal in life
To leave a societal impression of Christ and a political impact for liberty, stability, and economic prosperity.