T.m. Ballantyne, Jr. was born and raised in Houston, Texas at mid-century (1950). After graduating from Bellaire High School, he enrolled in the school of Architecture, of the University of Texas, at Austin. He then served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After returning home, he met and married his sweetheart, Jan Hunsaker, and ultimately graduated from the University of Houston, College of Architecture, in 1977 – receiving his Architectural license a few years later. The couple eventually became the parents of eight children, whom they raised in the Nashville, TN area, subsequently moving to Chandler (Phoenix), AZ in 2003. Tom released his first book (three short books), The Secret of Life Series, in 2009; followed by Uncommon Sense…Apparently! in 2011, and Oh Really, O’Reilly! – Parts I and II, in 2012. He released Trump vs. The Political/Media Establishment in April of 2016. Tom’s political writing and commentary center in the Declaration and Constitution, as well as the history surrounding their writing, as well as the birth of the nation. His style is considered political satire, incorporating a degree of wit with a dose of not-so-delicate disdain for faux “Conservatives” – ever-so-careful not to color outside the lines of political orthodoxy. He is a registered Independent, and holds the self-serving political/media establishment and its professed “leaders” in the highest contempt…and lowest regard, with little due respect!