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After a year or so of member pitches, the guilt finally got to me and I signed up to be a member! I don’t remember exactly how I found Ricochet or how it found me but I’m glad it did.
I was raised in a conservative farming household in southwest Missouri. My parents were high school sweethearts who graduated from the same school I did (as did two of my grandparents). Mom stayed home with my brother and me while Dad spent countless hours on a tractor or in a truck listening to talk radio. That means I grew up with Rush, Beck, Levin, Hannity, and all the others on the AM dial. For that reason I was always interested in politics however I didn’t get truly “radicalized” until after graduating from college. Thankfully my right-wing Reagan-lovin’ upbringing kept me on the right path and insulated me from the effect “higher education” tends to have on young naïve minds.
After graduating and a brief stint in a shingle factory, I eventually got a job with a local utility. This came with an office of my own and plenty of time to listen to what I wanted to listen to. I started with Glenn Beck, which lead Milton Friedman YouTube videos, then “Firing Line” with WFB, Ben Shapiro, Andrew Klavan, and so on. My reading has taken me to Hazlitt, Hayek, Bastiat, Mises, Friedman, Sowell, and the Great Books. The conservative/libertarian rabbit holes are deep and numerous and I think I’ve explored just about everywhere one can.
One of those holes brought me here and ever since Ricochet has become one of my main sources of political, philosophical, and entertainment fare. I appreciate many of the podcasts and look forward to more!Published in