About Us/Submission Guidelines
What We Are About
The Good Patriot blog is an attempt to find reason, insight, and context as to what the American experiment really means.
We want to look past the partisan dogma and vicious rhetoric that has so permeated all of our recent political conversations and get to the facts and the actual heart of the matter.
We are not here to argue for one side or the other, rather we are here to understand and explain what the actual arguments are.
We are always looking for new people to contribute anything from essays to photography to cartoons to video. Any medium that remains consistent with our message is welcome. As such, here are a few guiding principles:
1. All submissions must be non-partisan.
We frankly don’t care if you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Anarchist, or whatever else. Everything that we post on this site will be educational, accurate, and fair. If you want to rant about how all the other guys are idiots, then you are on the internet right now. It won’t be hard for you to find a place to do so.
That said, we do allow opinion pieces from time to time, given that they are even-handed and logical consistent. It is again important to note that we are not here to win arguments but to understand them.
2. All submissions must be factually accurate and grammatically correct.
We will fact check you. We promise. So be a dear and edit and fact check yourself before submitting. Especially since we are not all that great at spelling ourselves.
3. We don’t publish novels.
We as much as anybody—and probably more than most—love to write. We love to write what we are passionate about. We get that you do too. However, for a project like this, brevity is essential. We don’t have a word count maximum, but we urge you to use only the amount of words you need to make your point properly. We may ask for edits on this point.
Please send all submissions in the body of the text to firstname.lastname@example.org. No Attachments Please! Also, please be patient as we may not always be able to get to all of our submissions at once.