article article The American Conservatives is pleased to present the following article, written by author and editor Michael McCarthy, which is part of a series of articles on the subject of writing an editorial.
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Michael McCarthy has a B.A. in Political Science from University of Michigan and a Ph.
D. in Journalism from Stanford University.
His writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Salon, The Hill, The National Review, and the Washington Post.
He is a frequent guest commentator on Fox News and is the author of a forthcoming book, The Righteous Mind: The Essential Guide to Understanding America’s Founders, from which this article is excerpted.
This article is part 3 of the three-part series on writing an article, which you can read here.
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This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
MATT SHAW: This is Michael McCarthy.
Thanks for joining us.
MEGHAN MCMAHON: Thanks for having me.
MICK MCMAHLON: Hi, Matt.
I’m Mike McCarthy.
I wrote this article and it was very helpful.
MALCOLM MCMAHRON: Yeah.
I think you have to write an editorial piece because the way you write it is like your personal bible.
So you have this vision, you have your agenda, and you have all these ideas.
You have a script that you can use to help your readers follow your ideas and get a better understanding of what’s going on.
So it’s important to have an editorial page.
So I would hope that you don’t write a single editorial article in a year.
It’s really difficult.
MELISSA BIDEN: Yeah, that’s absolutely true.
MIGUEL CARRIER: So it can be difficult to figure out where to start when you start writing.
The fact that you’re doing a book about a guy like Benjamin Franklin who was a revolutionary and wrote a great book and he went to jail for it, I mean, that speaks volumes.
It speaks volumes for him, but I also think it’s something that, in the way that the American Constitution has evolved, is that the first amendment to the Constitution speaks to, and was written in, the early years of the republic.
That it was ratified as a result of the American people, not the government.
That was really important to the founding fathers.
And then we’ve gotten to a point where, for example, we’ve got to write articles about the founding of the Republic.
But the reason why we’ve become so polarized in our politics right now is that you have people that think that if we have a republic, we need to get rid of the federal government, we have to repeal the first amendments, that we’re not Americans, we don’t belong in the United States.
MICHELLE JAYLOR: I think there is this belief in this country that people who come from outside of the United State, whether they’re born here or not, and whether they’ve lived here for a number or a number and a number, and their parents or grandparents, and they’ve had the opportunity to contribute to this country and this country is an exceptional country.
And they believe that this country doesn’t need to change and that it’s going to work itself out and that we can do whatever we want to do.
But I do believe that, for instance, we should not have a national ID card.
It is a horrible, terrible, horrible idea.
MANDEL NGAN: Mmm.
MMG: And I do have to say that there are some really great people who are coming from other parts of the world, and some people who came from a different country, and have been brought up and raised in a different culture.
So they understand what this country was built on, they understand that this is America.
And I think, as a society, we’re still very much committed to the idea that the founding principles were about people, that people have a place in this nation, that everyone is entitled to a fair shot.
So there is an expectation in our society that people of a certain race, or ethnicity, should be treated fairly, that you shouldn’t be able to walk down the street in this town and not be stopped for questioning your immigration status, or your citizenship status, and it’s that sort of mentality that has allowed this to happen.
MAGI KATZE: Yeah; I think that, as you go back and look at the history of our country, I think