Our goal is to facilitate sharing the thoughts and experiences of average (or above average) Americans who have something to say through a general conservative/traditional-American lens. If you are a budding writer, we will provide assistance or advice to bring your article up to publishing standards if you so desire and if we see a subject matter of interest, otherwise all submissions will be either accepted or rejected as-is. Articles can be anywhere from about 500 to 1000 words. Include your name, email address, and your suggested title for the article. We will change the title and/or provide a brief summary of the article at our editorial discretion.
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Hifalutin is Definitely Optional
At “StubbornThings” you would suppose that we want facts, facts, and more facts — statistics up the ying-yang. But in our opinion, although facts are often necessary to make a good argument, the state of Western Civilization isn’t decaying because of a lack of facts and statistics. It is usually because of a lack of good ideas and principles and the proliferation of bad ideas and principles. Please therefore keep in mind that although we appreciate erudite and fact-filled articles, we are just as tickled-pink by opinions from real Americans (or lovers of liberty, wherever they are) who might not obsess over such things as what the meaning of the word “is” is. Such intellectualism (Thomas Sowell is our guide in this regard) often obscures more than it enlightens. So please don’t be shy if you speak and write like a real person instead of one of the typical talking-head clones that you see on TV news shows.