OC Political

A right-of-center blog covering local, statewide, and national politics


Posted by Erik Brown on February 13, 2012


It’s always exciting to be a part of a new team starting out on a new project. Thanks for following us and being a part of the OC Political Blog!

As a contributor to this blog, I will be offering thoughts from time to time, on issues related to public policy, campaigns and elections, as well as some other fun areas of interest. Sometimes you might agree with my points and other times you may not. I trust that you will respect the honesty of the contribution none the less. Someone I admire greatly put it this way:

“Clarity is preferred to agreement. It’s clarity that I want, not just agreement or persuasion.”- Dennis Prager

I think that’s a good standard to follow. Clarity begins with honesty.

Let’s present the better case, and let the other side decide if it wants to be honest to itself. Everyone else will be impacted through observation. Demonstrating good contrast is the amplification of good messaging. It’s powerful and it works!

As each new generation faces its own set of challenges, the values that will help to win the future are still the same; hard work, self sacrifice, and creativity. They are very much alive and ever more applicable today. This blog honors that ethic.

A forward thinking conservative movement with a strong intellectual foundation will find the right way to impact the public discussion, in a way that’s smart, fun, honest, and impactful.

As a hockey coach I would always tell my players that winning is great, but winning the right way is more important. Its about how you play the game.

To win the right way, you have to know not just the “how”, but also the “why” of what you are doing. When you do that, you truly understand and appreciate the value of an activity. Having real understanding requires information and that process teaches you things about yourself you didn’t even know. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll leave an impression on those who are watching it. Over time, you win more often and establish true progress toward big picture goals…that’s dynamic engagement, that’s real winning!

I trust that my posts will be informative and contribute to that end. Illuminating the contrast between those who simply espouse our values, and those that actually live them each day. I hope this blog can be part of enhancing your experience too…one post at a time.



2 Responses to “Introduction”

  1. Nice post. This is going to be a lot of fun.

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