Candid Discourse contains the writings and musings of Dana R. Casey and FJ Rocca centered on restoring American Individualism, American Education, and the renewal of the American Idea. Our articles have been widely read and regularly appear on such sites as The Federalist, Real Clear Politis, Crisis Magazine, American Thinker, D.C. Clothesline, Freedom Outpost, Conservative Teachers of America, Stubborn Things, Eagle Rising and others. Dana R. Casey has spoken before groups about the need to restore quality and sanity to American Education. FJ Rocca has authored books, both fiction and non-fiction, which will shortly be available on our web store.
FJ Rocca was born the day after Pearl Harbor, in the same home town as Johnny Appleseed, a propitious beginning in an ominous time into a threatened world. Because his youth was spent in the Post-War era, his young adulthood in the post-Vietnam era and his maturity in the post-modern era, he has watched the traditions of the 20th Century erode into the chaos of the 21st and longs for a return to the American spirit of his youth.
He is a trained classical musician, a
published illustrator, and a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction.
He is married to Dana R. Casey.
Dana R. Casey
Dana R. Casey was born in 1961, the last year of the baby boomers, and brought up in the social upheaval of the Vietnam era.
While young, she embraced the changing social currents in America; however, she gradually realized the destructiveness of this ideology and turned toward the philosophic concepts of the Founding Fathers and the teachings of such theologians as CS Lewis and Augustine for guidance.
A lifelong autodidact in matters of philosophy, theology and rational thought, she now embraces the comprehensive world view of American Individualism, which she is helping to redefine and restore to its prominent place in the American ethos.She longs for the return to an America which includes civil discourse, individual freedom balanced by personal responsibility, and a diversity of ideas.
She is a veteran high school English teacher of more than two decades, a mother, an artist, a home cook, a carpenter, and a writer.
She is married to FJ Rocca.
-- Dana R. Casey
"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
-- Aldous Huxley
“The function of education is to teach one to think
intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire,
it is a dangerous
servant and a cruel master."
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."
-- Benjamin Franklin
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
-- Frederic Bastiat
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
― Abraham Lincoln