I wanted to share some wonderful news with our Legal Insurrection family.

Back in 2012, when I began writing for College Insurrection, I worried about where my son would be heading to college. Between his independent conservative attitude, mature work ethic, and love of logic and reason, there seemed to be a limited number of options that would be a good match for his full potential.

Thanks to your support of his Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps efforts, Blake has received an offer of appointment to the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) and has accepted. He is planning to major in physics and is hoping to participate in the development of the military space program.

The photo above was taken at the Congressional Nomination Acceptance ceremony given in our district, hosted by Representative Scott Peters (CA52). Pictured with Blake is Air Force Academy Liaison Officer Phillip Alpert, who was a bedrock of support throughout the complicated and lengthy academy application process.

I want to take the opportunity to thank Peters’ staff and volunteers for their assistance as well. The nomination selection was entirely devoid of politics, and it was a quest for excellence on the part of the nominating committee. Anyone who has a son or daughter considering a service academy can take heart, knowing that party preference plays no role in this step.

I also want to express my profound appreciation to all the Legal Insurrection readers who have supported Blake’s path through NJROTC. I am not sure he would have taken this path, but for the experiences he gained through this excellent program.

I look forward to continuing to update everyone on my son’s career at USAFA. I suspect it will be free of protests, Trump Derangement Syndrome, grievance studies, and gender questioning that are an inherent part of other institutions.

This seems like a proper place to share this clip of President Donald Trump speaking at the most recent USAFA graduation.

I find myself remembering all the small moments that set Blake on this track. His love of space initially came from our visit to the Ruben H. Fleet Museum in San Diego, when it hosted an excellent exhibit on space exploration of the gas giants and the New Horizons Mission. We subsequently visited every planetarium we could.

Perhaps one of the most profound moments came when we visited Cape Canaveral in 2011, and we witnessed the last space shuttle launch.

His first film passions were “Star Wars” and “Star Trek;” however, he eventually joined his mom in becoming an even bigger “Stargate SG1” fan. Happily, my plans for Blake to become the first captain of Space Fleet are right on track…as soon as he tells me all about the interstellar gate that the USAF is guarding.


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