Jonathan Perez

Founder and owner of RedCraneBlueCrane.com

Jonathan Perez

After graduating from the University of Rochester, Jonathan Perez went on to work as a software engineer for the better part of a decade. A strong believer in education, he worked at companies that shared his passion, including Chegg, FIU Online at Florida International University, and SavingForCollege.com.

Now self-employed, Jonathan went on to found RedCraneBlueCrane.com. He created the website to make it easier to act on the information one reads about politics. His other ventures include his blog, his hobby cryptocurrency website, and his online advertising solution.

Articles written by Jonathan Perez

How Free is Free Speech?

The first amendment is supposed to protect citizens from its government. But who is it really protecting?

Jonathan Perez

article

6 minute read

Man's speech being restricted

The First Amendment is quite clear: the government cannot do anything to restrict our free speech. Or is it clear? Edward Snowden leaked thousands of NSA documents, and was charged with several counts of espionage. He’d face decades in prison. These documents showed our own government acting inappropriately towards us, so shouldn’t the First Amendment protect Snowden by allowing him to speak out against this? “No,” we are told, because included in this leak was…

Beware The One-Party System

Our two-party system is in danger of becoming a one-party system, and this year marks the turning point.

Jonathan Perez

article

5 minute read

Donkey vs Elephant

Let’s do a little thought experiment. You’re a student in elementary school, and you didn’t study for a pop quiz. You know you will 100% fail this quiz.

The Real Voter Fraud in America

Millions of voters have been disenfranchised. Until we get rid of gerrymandering, we will not have one vote per one person.

Jonathan Perez

article

4 minute read

Politician lying

When you cast a vote for a representative in Congress, it doesn’t apply directly to the candidate you voted for. Instead, your vote gets grouped together with other votes in your district. Candidates are selected based on the number of districts they win, not the number of votes. Think of it like the Electoral College, but for Congressmen instead of the President.

The Black Friday No One Wanted

The latest tax cuts come with hidden costs you won't see until it's too late.

Jonathan Perez

opinion

3 minute read

Santa Claus stealing

Everyone loves Black Friday. Consumers love it because they get to purchase things they were gonna buy anyways at a reduced price. Businesses love it because consumers actually buy more than they were planning, without actually saving as much as they thought they were. The money flows up.

Don't Call for Gun Control. Advocate Gun Safety and Responsibility

There's glaringly obvious ways to reduce gun violence that both sides of the aisle can agree on.

Jonathan Perez

article

5 minute read

Child staring at gun

Pushes for gun control have fallen short. At their core, the arguments seem to forget that words matter. People don’t want others to control or take from them. Delving deeper, many attempts to advocate for gun control also seem to forget how to treat the opposition as fellow human beings.