On Wednesday afternoon, I walked out into the bright sunlight of Columbia, South Carolina after finishing the third and final day of the South Carolina Bar Exam. Of course, I cannot say with any shred of certainty that I will not be sitting for the exam again in February, but anything can happen. It’s a finicky test that way. Besides, if I managed not to pass this time around, (a) I’ll have something else in common with JFK Jr. other than an affinity for scotch and boating, and (b) I feel pretty confident that I will pass should I get another bite at the apple.
In the meantime, however, I need to say “thank you.”
Thank you to all of the regular readers here at America’s Right. There are a few thousand of you who have made it a habit of stopping by our little corner of the World Wide Web each day, and from looking at the numbers, it looks like a great number of you continued to visit even at times when new material was hard to come by. I started AR during my second year in law school mostly as a place for me to vent my frustrations as I looked around and saw an America involuntarily and unnecessarily on the verge of decline — I had no idea it would grow or become as popular as it has. Nor did I expect to receive the number of e-mails of encouragement I received, over the past week especially, and since they are too numerous to respond to individually, I can only do so here. Thank you.
And thank you to all of the contributors and editors here who really stepped things up while I was handcuffed by the demands of Bar study. It was frustrating for me to stay on the sidelines, especially before I instituted my own little self-enforced news vacuum, but I was delighted to see some great work up here at AR because of their efforts. Robert Wallace and John Feeny were especially incredible, and I owe them more than I can say.
Now, though, while it will certainly take me a little while to adjust to putting together America’s Right in our new surroundings, not to mention the need to immerse myself in current events, I’m pretty excited about things to come.
- I’m excited because of the few new contributors we picked up over the past few months. John Morlan, who I met while studying at an area restaurant, just laid down an impressive 24-minute interview with a local Internet-based radio/podcast group. He and I don’t quite see eye-to-eye on everything, but for me that’s the beauty of it, and I enjoyed the interview thoroughly. I highly encourage you to check it out yourself by clicking HERE and scrolling down to John’s interview.
- I’m excited because the November elections are starting to heat up. It makes me sad that I no longer can vote in Pennsylvania’s election, considering how vital support for Pat Toomey is, but I look forward to immersing myself in local politics here. And, besides — the more we get to see Alvin Greene, the better.
- I’m excited because I finally have the chance to resume work on a project that, if it pans out, will really put America’s Right on the map and possibly make a tangible difference in the 2012 presidential election. Mums the word for now, but if it does work out, you’ll certainly be the first to know.
So sit back, relax, grab a beverage, and be sure to check things out a few times each day. There are a host of issues which have been bugging me throughout the past two months, from the ever-evolving controversy surrounding the Arizona immigration law to the new “popular vote” movement’s recent win in Massachusetts, and we have a number of interviews to do between now and the November election — I can’t quite promise to get to it all, and I can’t quite promise to be back at full speed right away, but things should get pretty darned interesting soon.
In the meantime, thank you again. Now, let’s just hope I don’t have to do this all again in January and February.