Where do libertarians stand on the Martin Luther King’s policy legacy? Every year, I make it a Martin Luther King Jr. day tradition to reread his letter from Birmingham Jail. It’s a brilliant essay that makes the case for the rule of law, justified civil disobedience, and the necessity of demanding immediate rectification for legal inequality. If you haven’t … More Libertarians on MLK Day
Why do we still using polling for debates anyway? You’re probably already well aware that Rand Paul will not be in the included in the main stage debate tonight on Fox Business network. Whether you’re a libertarian greeting the news with disappointment or schadenfreude, a discussion on whether polls are appropriate measurements of debate inclusion. … More Don’t Trust Polls
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new homeless policy may hurt the people it’s trying to protect Last week, Andrew Cuomo issued a new Executive Order saying that local police, state services, and social services must force homeless people into shelters when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. Setting aside the legality of the mandate, I’m sure Governor Cuomo is … More Does forcing the homeless into shelters help them?
Gary Johnson’s odd, unlibertarian approach to Burqas leaves some libertarians confused I’ve been really excited for Gary Johnson to get in this race, but his highly anticipated campaign got off to bit of a weird start. From Johnson’s interview with Nick Gillepsie at Reason: Surprisingly for a libertarian, Johnson, who recently resigned as the CEO … More Does Gary Johnson understand Libertarianism?
Big government in the empire state breeds corruption With Republican State Senate speaker Dean Skelos and Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver convicted of corruption, you’d think there’d be some impetus among the citizens of New York to take rudimentary steps to clean up Albany. I was shocked to learn the other day that convicted state legislators still get to … More Corrupt Politicians Retire Rich
The nature of the state cannot be unseen At some point in time, every libertarian realizes a fundamental truth about their government: underlying every law, every regulation, and every tax, no matter how well intentioned, is violence. Governance is a rule structure to regulate behavior. Governance exists in families, clubs, corporations, and more. Unlike these … More Libertarian Consciousness
This past Friday I made my fourth appearance on local radio host Shannon Joy’s conservative talk show (Weekdays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 92.1 FM or 1040 AM if you’re in the Rochester, NY area). The Full Podcast of the 10/25 show is available here at WYSL1040.com (direct link to the podcast) SIDE NOTE: As … More The Affordable Care Act is bad for Millenials (and my latest radio show reflection)