The SENTRY JOURNAL is the next step for RightHandMan and me after our run with THE CURRENT. We both decided a while back ago that this was the direction we wanted to go with our blog. We are grounded to the principles of our founders and the vision they embraced. We believe as the founders in the “natural rights” of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that these rights are universal and non-negotiable. Additionally we believe that the government has no legal authority to infringe upon these rights and that constitution was crafted to prevent such encroachments. We believe that because of government intervention and over regulation the free market system has become nothing but an illusion. We believe in the sovereignty of the states. And finally we believe that the solutions to our problems can be found in the individual and a constitutionally limited government. Our goal is to promote conservative principles and critical thinking with high quality, thought provoking posts and engaging discussion. Our hope is our efforts will illuminate the way for those walking in ideological darkness. Thomas Jefferson said it best; “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.“ And so we begin.