James S. was born and raised near the city of St. Louis. A native of the state of Illinois for most of his life, he now calls the city of St. Louis his home. He has briefly lived in Los Angeles and has even spent time overseas in Great Britain.
James is a study of early American history and knows how the past has shaped the present and how that will effect the future. He has a degree in communications and works within the media. He knows how to research any topic that he writes about… approaching the topic from both sides of the issue and break them down.
He doesn’t consider himself a Democrat or a Republican.
“I guess if I had to, I’d probably consider myself an Independent… or a Progressive Bull Moose. They both seem to fit, I think.”
He’s always had a knack for politics and the issues of the day. Sometimes he will approach a topic from an historical point of view, while others he will come at from a moral/ethical viewpoint. As an LGBT-community activist, he is not afraid to write what he feels needs to be said to the people. It’s one of those times he feels his editorial can mean so much more… as he can write about the struggles he faces personally.
“All it takes is for good people to sit around and do nothing. I have the ability to write and to educate people. I cannot shrink from that responsibility. These things must be said.”
James’s family is both liberal and conservative. With his parents allowing him to form his own opinions on issues, he was able to see multiple sides to them and that no one political party was ever correct completely. Some might see it as cynicism, but he feels that it’s reality and that most people get too bogged down in political parties and can’t see the overall picture. His goal is to get as much credible information as he can out to the people, so they can understand why he stands where he does on the issues of the day. And he does think that it is possible to stand on two opposing sides of an issue with information that is reliable and not purely made up for argument.
“It’s not always about people agreeing with me all the time. It’s about respecting each other and the opinions that we make. We should base our decisions on factual information instead of just bullshit that we seem to regurgitate quite a bit. The masses must do better than that.”
So as you read through various blog entries, prepare yourself to keep an open mind for in the end, you might find yourself thinking of something in an entirely new way.