Sunday, May 12, 2013

THAT was unexpected!

Hi everyone,

I just want to leave a quick note to say thank you to everyone who read, posted, shared and otherwise spread my last blog post around the web.

I wrote that piece late on a Friday night and went to bed just felling a little better that I got some concerns off my chest. While I'm used to thousands of people listening to me on the radio and watching me on television, I was not expecting the response that article received.

When I woke up on Saturday, there were several hundred views already. My midday, there were about 3,000 views. That's just the number of people who clicked on my blog. My understanding is that the article was copied and pasted on other blogs and websites and I received some notes that told me some talk radio stations (both online and over-the-air) read the article on the air.

Within a week or so, there were over 23,000 views on my blog page.

Many of you agree with my take on the whole situation, some disagree. Either way, thank you for viewing it and thank you to everyone who left comments.

I guess my late-night writing session contributed something, in some small way, to a discussion I think America needs to have about personal rights and personal privacy.

This blog is usually not political. Then again, I don't think my post was political. It was designed to encourage us all to look at our culture. What do we value? Can there be a balance between safety/security and our God-given, natural rights as enumerated in the Constitution?

That's the discussion I wish we had in a more robust way these days.

Anyway, the typical blog post here gets a couple hundred views so seeing nearly 24,000 has been an amazing thing to see.

I'll try to blog more often, although the things on my mind aren't always this controversial.

Again, thank you all for reading, sharing, agreeing or disagreeing as part of the life cycle of this article.