Back in 2007, a small group of friends decided to build a social media blog. It didn’t take long before I realized that this small group of friends was really only going to be me, so I built. I wrote. I promoted. A good chunk of the traffic came from early social media sites like Digg, Reddit, and Stumbleupon. “We” were rolling in content and traffic.
Something happened. My passion for social media dropped dramatically. My true calling in the realms of religion and politics emerged. Rather than building a new blog from scratch, I took this site and converted it to match what truly interests me. While the name isn’t exactly the most apt for the topics, the content shift is very clear.
In the middle of 2016 as the GOP made it clear they were fully embracing the big government mentality that has been associated with the Democrats for so long, I decided it was time to start something else. Initially, I examined third parties in hopes of finding a match. There were a few that seemed to be ideologically sound, but I quickly learned they lacked both strategy and focus. It isn’t hard to see after a quarter century or more of failure that the small-government-minded third parties simply weren’t going anywhere.
Despite the odds, I felt the only course of action was to investigate the possibilities of starting a new party. To my surprise and delight, I wasn’t alone. Dozens turned into hundreds. Hundreds turned into thousands. The angst that’s been sweeping conservatives for years, even decades made it possible to start the Federalist Party.
This site is now dedicated to the efforts of building this new party. It will be my personal outlet to chronicle the rise of the party as well as to eventually be my long-term outlet. As a co-founder, I have no illusions that I will be leading the party for long. When we reach a tipping point, better and smarter people will need to step in to lead it. In the meantime, I will act as a caretaker. When my time in that role is finished, I’ll return to Soshable to be a voice among many with hopes of keeping the party and the nation heading in the right direction.
If you’d like to reach me directly, you can email me at jdrucker at reagan dot com. I’m also pretty easy to contact through Twitter.
Thank you for reading and God Bless.