THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE
An Online Journal of Political Commentary & Analysis
Dr. Almon Leroy Way, Jr., Editor
Conservative & Free-Market Analysis of Government, Politics & Public Policy,
Covering Political, Legal, Constitutional, Economic, Cultural, Military, International, Strategic, & Geopolitical Issues
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EDITOR
Almon Leroy Way, Jr.
aka: Al Way, A Way, Leroy Way, & Roy Way
Retired University & College Professor of Political Science
41-Year Veteran in the Field of Teaching
South Carolina Native
North Charleston High School, North Charleston, S.C.
Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (1950)
Furman University, Greenville, S.C. (1956)
University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
(1971 & 1974)
PhD: University of South Carolina (1974)
Constitutional Law, Government, & Public
MA: University of South Carolina (1971)
MEd: Furman University (1956)
Teacher Education & the Social Sciences
BA: Wofford College (1950)
WORK HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1950-1952: Military Service, U.S. Army, Armored
1952-1970: Teacher of American Government, Civics,
History, Geography, Biology, & General
Science in the Public Secondary Schools
of South Carolina
1970-1974: Graduate Student & Teaching Assistant,
Department of Government & Internation-
al Studies, University of South Carolina,
1974-1993: Professor of Political Science & Public
Jacksonville State University, Jackson-
ville, Alabama (1974-1980)
Appalachian State University, Boone,
Samford University, Birmingham, Ala-
Darton College, Albany, Georgia (1985-
Valdosta State University, Valdosta,
Since Retirement in 1993:
Adjunct Professor (Temporary, Part-time Teacher) at--
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley,
Georgia (Fall Quarter, 1993)
Macon College, Macon, Georgia (Spring Quarter,
University of South Carolina--Spartanburg,
Spartanburg, S.C. (Fall Semester, 1994,
& Fall Semester, 2000)
FAVORITE MOTTOES, APHORISMS, & SLOGANS:
In God, We Trust.
The United States of America--One Nation under God.
The United States of America--One Nation Indivisible.
Liberty and Equality under the Law.
Constitutional Democracy Cannot Exist Without Law & Order.
An Orderly & Lawful Society Is Essential to Protection of
Equal Justice for All.
Equality of Economic Opportunity, with Greater Rewards
for Those Taking Full Advantage of Their Opportun-
America & Britain--May the Special Relationship Endure
& Grow Stronger.
The Stars & Stripes Forever, Along with the Union Jack,
the Maple Leaf, & the Emblems of Australia & New
The English Language Forever, at Least in the U.S.A.,
Canada, Britain, Australia, & New Zealand.
If You Want Peace, Prepare for War.
Politics, Government, Law, & Public Policy
U.S. National Security & International Relations
Philosophy and Religion
Psychology & Human Behavior
Music--Classical, Religious, Patriotic, Martial, Folk,
Country & Western, Acadian (Cajun), Latino,
Ragtime, Dixieland, 1920s & 1930s Pop, & 1940s
Television & Movies--Suspense, Crime, & Courtroom
Securities Market Research & Analysis
Learning HTML & Trying to Acquire & Effectively Utilize
the Skills of a Master Webpage Builder
POLITICAL PARTY PREFERENCE:
Republican, but not Dogmatically Partisan
Conservative, but not Reactionary
Principled, but not Ideological
Neither Statist nor Laissez Faire
Seeker of a Satisfactory Balance between the American
Spirit of Individualism and Our Sense of Community
Solidarity & Responsibility
Defender of American Federalism under the U.S. Constitu-
tion--i.e., a Believer in States' Rights and Local
Self-government, but not a Modern-day Secessionist/
Separatist, or Advocate of State or Local Sovereignty
(Complete Independence of the States or Localities)
An Ex-Cold Warrior & Still a Hawk in the Arena of Inter-
Anglo-American White Southerner
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