Housekeeping Note: Greetings, United Liberty Readers!
Hello, United Libertarians!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank UL editor Jason Pye for inviting me to join the fine group of contributors already bringing you the very great political and policy punditry you’ve no doubt come to expect from this site by now.
And, of course, I’d like to introduce myself: I’m George. Lots of people know me as @stackiii, The Dangerous Servant, or simply as the man behind the Cato Institute’s new media footprint over the last year. I currently work as a political consultant with CRAFT | Media/Digital in Washington, DC. You can read more about who I am, what I’ve done with my life, and the sorts of stuff in which I take an active interest here — but I thought it might be nice to add what it is I intend to do here at United Liberty.
Much like it does on my own website, my work here will largely take the form of critiquing public policy from a Madisonian perspective. That is to say that I will bring what I understand our Framers’ ideas to be, as well as my own scholastic and professional training, to bear on public policy issues and developments. I will try to post regularly, even if that does not mean frequently.
I do not typically spend a lot of time writing about politics, candidates, or campaigns, except when discussing electoral institutions in the abstract. There are many reasons for this, but suffice it to say that a) policy shapes our lives, not personalities, and b) as a political consultant, I aim to avoid any conflicts of interest that might otherwise arise.
My promises to United Liberty’s readers are that, when (not if) we disagree, I will be respectful of you, and I will try to reply to all comments on my posts.
With all that in mind, many thanks again to Jason for welcoming me aboard — and to you, the reader, for visiting!