Since I'm kinda getting back on HSD after being gone for a year, I guess I should post here:1. Pertinent Background/history
My name is Ben Hoisington. Once a sheltered homeschooler, now I'm a 20-year old sophomore at Liberty University doing Electrical Engineering. I competed for 4 years in NCFCA speech, learning very little (expos/open/impromptu/extemp) and 2 years in debate learning MUCH more. Cody H (my partner) and I ran H1Bs India year, and Offshore drilling environment year, going to regionals both times. I'm finally going to do debate this fall at LU.
As for everything else, I live with my Mom, Dad, and 5 younger siblings. I'm a certified EMT. I was a drill sergeant at my CAP squadron, as well as a search and rescue ground team member. I know jujitsu. I was in both AFROTC and AROTC. I worked at Chick-Fil-A. I like the outdoors. I like to run. I like video games. I love science. Math is a necessary evil for engineers. CCMish music (Article One, Downhere, Leeland, Casting Crowns) is my fav genre, as well as similar sounding secularish artists (Coldplay, Owl City, Angels and Airwaves, Lifehouse). Movie soundtracks are good too, as well as some modern classical. Screamo sounds evil, and there are both biblical and practical reasons not to listen to it. 2. Current Religious Philosophy
I'm a Presbyterian and a dedicated 5-Point Calvinist, amillenialist, 6-day creationist, and adamant non-Pacifist. I am a warrior for Christ, and I will debate with you all day
on any of those four topics.3. Current Political Philosophy
I've found that I support Ron Paul in basically everything (Libertarian/Republican). 2012 here we come!!!!
Things I am 100% sure of: 1. Constitution is wayyyyy underrated (and doesn't live/breathe/change). 2. Private sector beats the government in almost everything - government spending is counter-productive, and does NOT create jobs (read Economics in One Lesson). 3. Free trade is good, tariffs are bad (Read some Griswold at CATO). 4. More open immigration would be good (read our H1B case). 5. Most environmentalism is a hoax, doing more harm than good (opening more offshore drilling would actually IMPROVE the environment, my case is on HSD somewhere). 6. Most social issues should be given over to the states via the 10th (<-- my pic). 7. Drug policy should be consistent with alcohol policy (by the way prohibition kinda failed). 8. I'm Pro-life (begins at conception), government has the responsibility to defend this right.
Things I am not 100% sure of: 9. Cutting aid is good. 10. Interventionism has probably gone too far, but isolationism is also bad (#notsure).4. Goal in life
At the moment, it's to earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, get more involved in EMS, maybe Coast Guard one day, but I dunno if I could make it work with school. I also want to be a dad, becoming a politician or a church elder one day. But in the end, I'm just happy I've got God directing my steps!