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For the first two centuries of its existence the Praetorian Guard was a greatly positive force within the Roman state. During this time it mostly removed (or allowed the removal of) cruel, weak, and unpopular emperors while supporting just, strong, and popular ones. By protecting these leaders, thereby extending their reigns, the Guard helped to give the empire a much-needed source of stability that contributed to the period known as the Pax Romana.
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We are Praetori, a blog with a thoughtful approach to things. What things? Arts. Current events. Politics. History. Family. Faith. All else. We accept written contributions from all over.
Who We Are:
- xPraetorius: this is our catch-all ID. Someone who wishes to post as xPraetorius must submit his(*) posts to the entire think tank for review.
- yPraetorius: a woman
- zPraetorius: a man
- aPraetorius: a man
- bPraetorius: a man with an impressive résumé in the sports world. bPraetorius has had a noteworthy career in baseball and, after his playing days were over, in sports announcing and commentary. However, “b” writes about anything. He has appeared in these pages mostly as “xPraetorius” to this point.
- cPraetorius: a man
(If a writer has no comment after his name, then he has chosen to remain completely anonymous.)
What We Write About:
We write about anything. However, we try to keep our writing topical; relevant to contemporary events. If we write, for example, about history, we try to relate it to life today.
Our thoughtful approach usually leads us in a “conservative” direction, as good thinking nearly always does. We pull no punches. We try to be plainspoken. The truth is the truth is the truth. Some truths are hard for some to read, but we will not shy away from being controversial.
The United States of America, the greatest country in the history of the world, is at a crucial juncture in its existence. It is being run by a bunch of warmed-over 60’s hippy retreads whose “ideas” — really just empty words wrapped around the hunger for power — have been discredited for decades.
These earnest hippies can be vicious. They frequently retaliate, constantly proving the thesis that too much power in the hands of central government is a really bad thing.
To protect the anonymity of the authors, we, the owners of this blog, do no writing ourselves. We simply collect what our stable of authors write for us, and pass it along via this blog.
Please peruse our posts, there to the right, under the “Recent Posts” heading. Use the search box to locate posts pertaining to your interest(s). We cover a lot of ground here, so don’t be afraid to search out any topic whatsoever. Chances are one of us has had something to say that will come from a perspective you won’t see “out there.”
You Can Write For Us:
If you wish to submit essays, articles or other pieces of interest to the Praetorian Writers’ Group, you may. You even may use the “xPraetorius” pen name if you wish to preserve your anonymity perfectly.
Please understand that if you choose to use “xPraetorius” as your byline, then we will assume that you wish to speak for the think tank as a whole, and will need to review your proposed content before approving it for publication.
If your content meets our rather exacting standards, we may invite you to join our stable of contributors. Such an invitation, however, will not be automatic upon acceptance of your first, or even your second or third submission. We evaluate each writer on his own merits.
If we do invite you to join us, you may then write for us in one of three ways: (1) completely anonymously, using the “x” pen name, (2) semi-anonymously, using a Praetori pen name, or (3) openly as yourself.
Please note: If you do decide to submit content to The Praetorian Writers’ Group, your content will be seen at the highest levels of power in the world. Please bear this in mind and choose your words carefully.
(*) – Please see our style guide for word usage.