Obtaining truth, sound reasoning, and good policy is very difficult these days. Dallin H. Oaks cautioned: “We live in a time of greatly expanded and disseminated information. But not all of this information is true. We need to be cautious as we seek truth and choose sources for that search. . .. We should also be cautious about the motivation of the one who provides information. . .. If the source is anonymous or unknown, the information may also be suspect.” There are manipulating and divisive operatives working in the web realm. But there are also those who desire to reason. They desire to seek truth and the common good. And it may take a pen name for full expression.
There are many ideas and healthy counterpoints to the current trends and practices that threaten the foundation of liberty. Could pen name politics pull the genuine and thoughtful voices from the social strata? Those in print and media journalism and those active in partisan politics often must conform to a platform, a party, and a label. So, let’s take images and names, network acronyms and buttered-up titles out of the dialogue. It would help if we could give another option to nightly panels propped up as experts. Perhaps truth won’t only re-surface, it might prevail.
My curiosity (maybe just wishful thinking) made me purchase the available domain: pennamepolitics.com.