I have always been blessed with great acquaintances and even better friends. The collection of people who have been wonderful enough to donate their time and perspective to America’s Right could not be more different in background, but have much in common when it comes to their principles, values, and overall outlook on life.
While, like me, each of these folks are busy with lives and families and jobs, America’s Right is better with every contribution they are able to make. I get a smile on my face whenever I receive a new piece of writing from these folks — and I hope you do, too.
Rick is a freelance writer who splits his time between homes and endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. An avid golfer and fisherman, Rick considers himself a “practical environmentalist” and feels that adherence to common sense conservative principles and the ideals of our nation’s founders is the only way to ensure that America remains safe, secure, prosperous and a beacon for those across the world who desire freedom and opportunity.
Rick was the first contributing writer at America’s Right, and has been contributing since December 2008.
(Click HERE to read Rick’s collection of work here at America’s Right.)
John, a former NYPD officer now considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on online safety and security, is president and CEO of Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., an Internet security company which specializes in online crime and predator detection, online child safety, and the protection of Internet end users from criminals and sexual predators.
John has been contributing to America’s Right since January 2009 and lives in Miami, Florida where, in his spare time, he can be found astride his Harley-Davidson, in the Florida Keys, at the shooting range, or on South Beach.
(Click HERE to read John’s collection of work here at America’s Right.)
Ron has worked for twenty years in real estate and law throughout the northeast United States. He considers himself to be a constitutionalist, and was chosen as a contributor here because of his knowledge and interpretation of American history, his work as an academic, and his ability to blow minds and expand them at the same time.
Ron began writing here at America’s Right in January 2009, and lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and son.
(Click HERE to read Ron’s collection of work here at America’s Right.)
Samuel Fain is a software engineer and a self-described Constitutional “small ‘l’” libertarian. He grew up and was educated in Moscow, USSR and emigrated to the United States in the early 1990s, only to discover that the socialist ideology from which he fled was spreading to his new home.
A naturalized citizen of the United States, he considers the Constitution and the system of government created by America’s founders to be the pinnacle of human social thinking. Together with the engineering credo of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and a strong belief in the concept of individual liberties, this conviction led him to become a strong proponent of political conservatism, free markets and social libertarianism.
Sam feels that his first-hand experience of life in a communist country, as well as that of being a lawful immigrant and a naturalized citizen, enables him to have a different perspective than those who advocate socialism and illegal immigration from a safe distance of a plush office in Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC.
Sam wrote a few pieces for America’s Right in its infancy, and began contributing again occasionally in February 2009.
(Click HERE to read a collection of Sam’s work here at America’s Right.)
Ian R. Thorpe
Not to be confused with the “Thorpedo,” the Aussie world-record-holding aquatic prodigy, our Ian Thorpe is a British satirical writer. Before retiring at a rather tender age following a serious illness, he was a consultant specializing in integrated digital networks. His projects involved him in utilities, banking and finance, oil and chemicals and many branches of commerce and government. He had some writing success in the 1970s and 1980s but had to put that aside because, as he insists, consultancy pays better.
He has been contributing at America’s Right since March 2009.
(Click HERE to read a collection of Ian’s work here at America’s Right.)
A shockingly young and cogent voice, Jesse Civello is a 16-year-old junior at Cheltenham High School outside Philadelphia. Jesse dreams of one day becoming a United States senator, and came to my attention while giving a stirring speech at the Tax Day Tea Party in Philadelphia in April 2009.
Jesse has been contributing to America’s Right since June 2009. But I insist that he is not permitted to allow such work to conflict with schoolwork, or take away from the enjoyment of life as a brilliant 17-year-old high school junior.
(Click HERE to read a collection of Jesse’s work here at America’s Right.)
Dr. William Harvey
A pharmaceutical industry executive currently involved in research & development, William’s background is eclectic: he has a degree in electrical engineering as well as a medical degree. His medical training included surgical training, but he completed his advanced training in medical imaging (radiology). After his medical training, for several years, he stayed in the university/academic environment, training other physicians and conducting clinical research, developing new drugs (including biological products) and imaging devices. After academia, he accepted a position with a pharmaceutical company directing their clinical research program and has stayed within the corporate environment.
He has conducted research from earliest human testing through late-stage development (after a drug or device has been approved); he has conducted research globally; he has lived and worked outside the US and has, in fact, received health care in a nationalized health care system.
His current role involves the strategic planning for next-generation products and how to meet the needs of government regulators, payors (government and insurance), prescribers, and patients in this process. He is involved in helping formulate industry position(s) and responses to health care reform proposals.
William has been contributing to America’s Right since June 2009, and lives in the greater Philadelphia area and is based in New Jersey, although his work takes him across the United States as well as internationally.
(Click HERE to read a collection of William’s work here at America’s Right.)
Randy spent more than 40 years in engineering, marketing, and manufacturing before retiring in 1998. The last twenty eight years of his career were spent rotating progressively through a series of engineering and manufacturing management roles in one of the world’s foremost and highly respected multi-national technology corporations. In 2002, he came out of retirement and became Operations Manager, as well as a corporate director and officer, of a successful and growing software development business founded by his oldest son.
He and his wife of over 52 years reside in the Northwest and count these days as the richest in their lives together. They have three sons, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. As a family, they boast collectively of over 150 years of unbroken marriage — a tribute to their values and strong family bonds forged in unconditional love for each other. Randy considers himself a political conservative and has typically voted Republican but now prefers to call himself an “undeclared Independent.”
Randy has been contributing here at America’s Right since July 2009.
(Click HERE to read a collection of Randy’s work here at America’s Right.)
John Feeny is the author of the recently published book, Congress Shall Make No Law…Abridging Freedom of Speech, a former local sports writer for the Providence Journal, and works in secondary education at a Catholic high school in the northeast.
For the better part of the past two decades, John has become increasingly alarmed with what he terms the “meltdown of the American individual,” specifically as it applies to the deterioration of our educational system. His interest in the American political landscape intensified when he began to realize that the problems that he saw developing in both the American individual and society were the result of the rapid encroachment of leftist ideals in America, most notably an unrestrained lack of personal responsibility and dependence on the state. By his own admission, his efforts to lend his voice to the fight are solely directed to protecting his son’s future in his own country.
Congress Shall Make No Law…Abridging Freedom of Speech can be purchased at Amazon.com, and is currently being sold alongside the books of Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and Michele Malkin at Patriots Heart Network. John can also be followed at Twitter (JJFeen).
John has been contributing here at America’s Right since September 2009.
(Click HERE to read a collection of John’s work here at America’s Right.)