Earlier this year, I stumbled upon a quote by Thomas Jefferson: “I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.” The words of this great patriot resonated very strongly with me.
In the months leading up to the creation of TheBoldPursuit, I was actively involved with a political network. One of the network’s primary goals was to sort out inaccuracies and confront rumors with facts on blogs, mainstream media and liberal web sites.
These efforts, while noble, took us into places where vulgarity was the native tongue and lies and deflection the common vernacular. Visiting these sites left me feeling nauseated and defeated; it is pointless to offer an intelligent, factual comment or response to those who simply aren’t interested in the truth. The denizens of those mendacious and polluted places are there for confrontation – truth and accuracy are of no concern to them.
I knew there had to be a better, more effective way to represent and defend the causes in which I believe and that is when I started working on a concept: “The Bold Pursuit.”
This is an excerpt from my first, private, brainstorming session:
"TheBoldPursuit aspires to be a conservative news, commentary and blogger portal; a place where intelligent and thoughtful perspectives are invited, as well as a setting for relevant and respectful interaction. Our beliefs are rooted in the United States Constitution. We support a conservative agenda, but welcome all points of view."
- We are patriots.
- We love our country and present TheBoldPursuit as a venue for expression of patriotic and political views.
- We value truth
- We accept all points of views
- We insist that blogs, articles and comments are presented thoughtfully and respectfully
- We reserve the right to remove any comment, blog, article or advertisement that is offensive, regardless of political or philosophical beliefs.
- We reject intolerance or abusive behavior and will ban anyone who engages in such behavior from TheBoldPursuit.
- We endeavor to create an atmosphere of respect
A first attempt at launching TBP.com was unsuccessful due to technical issues with the template and internal differences within the group that I assembled to create the web site. (There was a soft launch of the site on July 27th.)
We can learn from our failures, perhaps even more than from our successes. I took some time to consider the options for TBP, as well as the need for another conservative web site. My conclusion is that the concept for TheBoldPursuit is sound and vital. TBP is capable of evolving as a refuge for thoughtful exchange, intelligent commentary, insightful articles and investigative reportage. We are already underway with a new “test site,” a place to refine and define the site so that it is relevant and useful to its visitors.
Why do I believe it is time to embark on this journey, this bold pursuit?
There is, at last, a slow “awakening” in America to the deception and mishandling of our government by the current administration. Our countrymen are beginning to hear the alarm that bloggers and conservative reporters and commentators have been sounding throughout the past eight months: the rush to implement questionable and fiscally-irresponsible legislation is leading this nation into a crushing debt that, at best, will be passed on to future generations.
The president's true agendas are emerging – Mr. Obama has transformational plans that will nullify the America we know and love … A country founded in the wisdom and blood of patriots and for which generations of men and women have fought, died and sacrificed.
President Ronald Reagan once called America that “shining city upon the hill.” ‘America’ is more than a country; it is a concept, an icon – a brightly shining beacon of hope and democracy for the world to see. However, that “shining city” is becoming obscured by the dark and blustery clouds of a disingenuous regime. Our shining city may become the dark fortress of Obama and the liberal left.
We cannot be silent or allow the aggressive agendas of the current White House to take effect without protest or objection. We must demand the transparency in government that we were promised. We need to attend town hall meetings, tea parties and other events to ensure that the ‘powers that be’ know that we are aware, informed and ready to fight for what we believe.
If we are “bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way,” we may reclaim our country, protect its Constitution, fundamental values and conservative principles.
I hope you’ll support TBP and those who believe in the words and intentions of our Founding Fathers – fellow patriots who love their country and express it in word and deed. We’ll unite in The Bold Pursuit of knowledge, integrity and accountability in government and our voices will be heard!
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