About the Authors
Tennessee Paul is a happily married Physicist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began his professional career in real estate market analysis, building complex algorithms for market forecasting and trends, moving from there into retirement banking. Currently he is back in the field of physics working on semiconductors. In addition to physics he is a serious baseball fan and follower of the Atlanta Braves. Along with baseball, he enjoys movies, music, and politics and is a registered independent. He has conservative leanings founded in his Christian faith.
Stephen Van Nuys is a happily married CPA who works for a large accounting firm and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Christian and an avid follower of politics and current events. He is also a big-time baseball fan. Stephen and his wife are runners, having completed multiple 10k’s and half-marathons between them. They place importance on being environmentally conscious and actively serving others through their church and other outlets.
Mr. Van Nuys’ political leanings are socially conservative and economically libertarian. He may express his perspectives on current events strongly, but he welcomes disagreement, particularly where others believe his missives to be ill-informed or just plain wrong! He enjoys good debate and discussion and is writing here as much to express his perspectives as he is to learn about others.
Brooklyn Daniel is a professional musician and Dodger baseball fan residing in Long Beach, California. He began his professional music career early in his life and has played on several national tours with multiple artists and groups. Aside from his current musical projects he works for one of the nations largest weekly magazines. He is a passionate music and baseball fan who enjoys a great conversation on politics and current events. His conservative view points are based on his Christian faith. Please feel free to call him out for not writing in a long time.
The Freedom Thinker, born 1979, is married and a proud father of four. Currently, he works as Chief Financial Officer for a health care facility and resides in West Virginia (Montani Semper Liberi). As the name implies he strongly values the concept of individual freedom and as such he believes that this freedom is first found in acknowledging the reality of this world and living within this framework of service to a higher cause. As such The Freedom Thinker is a Christian free from the slavery of sin and death. He shapes his worldview around these principles.
The Freedom Thinker’s mixture of political ideologies leans strongly towards constitutional and libertarian views. He identifies directly with no political party although he is a registered Democrat. The Freedom Thinker is an avid reader from history to science fiction; from religion to combat. He enjoys blogging on many topics including economics, politics, culture, investing, business, and more. The Freedom Thinker, previously of TheFreedomThinker.com, believes there is great value to the Socratic dialogue inherent in blogging. American Missive offers an ideal place to participate in this process as it has intellectual honesty and conservative ideology at its core with views from across the American geography. The bloggers from the west coast to the east; from the north to the south; and from small town to big cities keep things fresh.