My name is Bryan Palumbo and I grew up in Bristol, RI. While I'm writing my blog, which details my plan to fix the Rhode Island economy, I figured that in the time that I'm either taking a break from that or are still going through data (which is the case now) that I'd write here.
This blog is a place where you can ask questions of a conservative. I've had this idea for a while now. It was during a debate a friend and I were having about something I can't remember, when the subject of education came up. One of their friends put in their two cents and said, "I thought conservatives were against education," as if we want people to be illiterate. I was shocked, to put it bluntly.
I realized then that a lot of liberals have no idea what a conservative really is or what their ideology is about. Since that time, I started paying attention and I've read that we hate women, we are racist, we want to destroy the middle class, we're all rich, we're warmongers, we hate the poor, so on and so forth.
So in this blog I'm going to answer questions in regards to what conservatives think about issues and why. You still may not agree, you may even disagree more with our ideology. The point is not to convert; it is to inform.
Also, there are many factions of conservative thought. We may all agree on a certain end point, but not how we arrived at it, nor do we agree on every single issue. I'm not going to go over what each group thinks or how they got there, just how I got there.
Just for your information, I'm not religous. I wouldn't even classify myself as a Christian, though I grew up Catholic (but neither am I Atheist, or any religion for that matter). So any, "You're trying to make us a theocracy!" stuff, you can leave at the door.
Finally, some of you may know that I'm in the Army (until Jan. 31, 2013). None of my opinions reflect or are held by the Department of the Army, nor the Department of Defense. They are mine and mine alone. We are allowed to do this as long as we're not soliciting votes for a particular individual or party, and I'm not.
You can ask the questions two ways. Either in the comments section below, or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each blog I'll concentrate on one subject.