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
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?
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)
This is a bit late, but there was an important local development in the Restore the Fourth Fight in Rochester. On September 26th, 2013 members of the Rochester City Council signed a letter to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Senator Charles Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand expressing concern about the “breadth of information gathering occurring, the secrecy … More The Fight for The Fourth Amendment Continues in Rochester
A government shutdown looms on the horizon as Congress is once again locked in a stalemate over the budget (or Continuing Resolutions). Most people (68%) believe that a government shutdown (really a slowdown) is a calamity that Congress must prevent at all costs. Except for the Libertarian Party, most of the narrative assumes that a … More The Politics of Compromise
Will Congress abdicate its Constitutional responsibilities again? “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” Barack Obama 2007 “The consequences of war — intended or otherwise — can be so profound and … More War in Syria another test of our Republic