Birkbeck's Blog is where I write my personal views on a variety of issues. The issues usually relate to public policy and politics. I do not expect the readers to agree with my views. I only expect to have them think about the issues so they may become involved in the process of free speech and democracy. Many people have found my blog to be useful as a means of researching issues and learning more about the issues that surround each of us. It is my hope this blog serves as a tool to assist my readers with useful information relevant to their interests. Enjoy the blog!