I’m Ken Willis, I live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming a good bit of the time and in Colorado the rest of the time. I’m a lawyer admitted in Wyoming and Colorado, on retired status in both states. With this blog I am still fighting for Truth, Justice and the American Way (That’s what the moniker “TeeJaw” means). I have a life long love of motorcycles, especially Ducatis.
The American Way is liberty; self reliance; rugged individualism; economic prosperity as the path to the good life for everyone rich or poor; and the pursuit of happiness as the highest good because happy people are the most kind, considerate of others, generous of their bounty and of themselves, and least likely to bring harm to their country or their fellow citizen. The American Way is equality of opportunity as opposed to equality of result because we are a collection of individuals with separate identities and not a dissolved whole. It is how we differ from one another in our goals, aspirations and abilities that make us the most dynamic force on planet earth. It is this that makes others from around the whole world want to come here and become a part of the American Way.
Sadly, the American Way is currently under assault by leftist socialism and people who call themselves “progressives” even though the fundamental changes they hope to impose on us lead to a dark past and not to a bright future.
We don’t want to be governed from the left, or from the right, or from the center. We want to govern ourselves. Our founders endeavored to create a new nation of self-governing and self-actualizing people, but the leftist statists in the political class hate that whole idea. They hate the idea that we are in charge of our destiny, not them. Our very liberty is at stake. More now than ever, I fear.