I have chosen to remain anonymous because my published views could affect my work.  You might have noticed that hard-core leftists tend to react poorly to ideas that differ from their ideology…

I chose the name “Vox Populi” because it was one of the many pseudonyms used by Thomas Payne.  While I suspect that I would have disliked Mr. Payne personally, and I disagree with much of what he wrote and thought, I think that what I’m trying to accomplish in the blog is somewhat analogous to what he was trying to achieve in “Common Sense”.  (My original working title for the blog was “Uncommon Sense”, but that had been used elsewhere.)