I have a passion for America, its origins, and its singular place in the world. I love to read and write and have a special affinity for history, politics, and government. I have a J.D. from Columbia University as well as a Master's Degree in Public Administration from BYU and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from BYU. I am a Native American and belong to the Mi'kmaq Tribe of the Algonquin Nation.