The Mission

I founded chartwellwest.com in 2015 to create a place to explore rational political expression because I frustrated with the quality and delivery methods of both mainstream and fringe or “fake” media outlets. It was, and still is difficult to sift through the volumes of partisan content in order to find the most basic information on important issues that might help those seeking to form their own opinion do so. We’ve lost the signal in the noise.

I launched this site to help those seeking a better, non-partisan commentary, find one.

The response has been far beyond what I would have anticipated. Within the first 18 months of launch, the site generated over 1.3 million views with over a million unique visitors. We’ve gone viral.

At our core, we are followed by people who seek to understand first and react later. We’ve found a niche voicing the thoughtful vision that does the work to find ways to drive progress while still protecting our conservative roots as a people. We respect and consider all informed opinions. We appreciate principles. And we feel it’s due time that became more than a niche.

I’m concerned with the growth of anti-intellectualism in the American political discourse right now. Conversely, I’ve grown concerned at the limited depth of liberals, academics and social crusaders using tired ineffective arguments to combat it. The answer isn’t outrage. It’s better ideas expressed through more effective mediums that speak to those who’s minds need to change, not just those that agree with us.

I’m not an elite academic. I’m a veteran with three tours in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and I’m a Christian father and a business leader. I’m grounded by the principles my life’s experience has taught me. But I’m not blind to the truth or immune from the responsibility to seek it. And I’m on a mission to push back against those who ignore facts, data and information in service to feeding their own political confirmation and blind ambition.

We’re going to grow this site in service to delivering that message. Because I love this country and all of her people. Every kind. And we have to be better than we are now to be as great as we have been past.

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  1. Good for you, Sean. Glad to hear 19th company is alive and well. For your info, ’62 was causing trouble June week 1961. As firsties, the entire group had to restrict at least one weekend. They had more fun restricting than the rest of the class on liberty. We lowly plebes in ’65 referred to it as “club 19.” Keep the faith, John ’65

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  2. I saw your most recent blog and it gave me hope. I am a white Democratic liberal woman. I believe both parties are too much alike. If we only communicate with those who are just like us we only further the divide.

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  3. Hands down the best post election analysis I’ve read so for. You’re a very good writer. You’ve cut through all of the mess, all of the superficial analysis, right to the heart of the matter. Fantastic. Really.

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  4. Thank you for your insights, and your integrity. The work is not done. Will you consider approaching Electoral College Electors to suggest withholding their votes, in keeping with the principled actions of George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and other conservative leaders who have recognized the toxicity of this candidacy?
    If you think about it and decide to participate, please send me an email.

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  5. You have a great, balanced and rational conservative voice. Voices like yours are going to need to get a LOT louder in the coming months, to counter the irresponsible rhetoric unleashed over the past year, and then validated by the electorate. I wish you the best! I am Canadian, so now I’ll be watching our people deal with this aftermath, hoping that we can resist.

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  6. I am a liberal Democrat, but with sufficient reservations about HRC to make my support less than wholehearted – except when considering the alternative. Your post-election message is eloquent and powerful. I can only hope it will be read by and taken to heart by those who need to hear it.

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  7. Your “What Now” was really a work that gives me hope. The more I have found those who actually have minds that work outside of the messages being sold, that question and research what they hear BEFORE accepting it and sharing it, and that examine others alongside personal standards as objectively as possible, I have found a little light in the darkness–thank you!

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  8. Your clarity is really a beacon. Today I re-read “What Now?” and wept about Gwen Ifill. Integrity and objectivity are lifelines. Thank You.

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  9. Read your recent post. I’m a liberal Democrat who is trying to understand how we arrived at where we are. Thank you so much for well-written intelligent posts. I am excited to hear more from you.

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