Bruce’s perspective on today’s news, public policy issues and political controversies, with an emphasis on how they relate to America’s founding principles
A knowledge of history, especially the origins of our constitutional republic, can have a profound effect on one’s understanding of today’s politics and public policy issues. Thinking Out Loud is Bruce’s (mostly conservative) take on the modern-day issues related to the Constitution, governmental power, politics, the law, culture, religion and the like.
This is where you’ll find commentary on issues making today’s headlines, such as Obamacare, immigration, government shutdowns, the current state and future of the Republican party, gun ownership and the Second Amendment, and more. In Thinking Out Loud, Bruce deftly juxtaposes the laws and principles on which our country was founded with today’s current events and controversies — the result is what everyone is talking about!
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