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
First, here’s the link to the show I was on again. It’s a local talk radio show for the greater Rochester area. Talking Back with Shannon Joy, September 30th. (Link no longer available, sorry!) I think I got down the Life, Liberty and Property bits of Libertarianism during the broadcast, which I wanted to do last … More On the Radio again! Reflection on my 2nd radio guest spot (Link to MP3 Included)
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
I started writing this a few months ago in response to an ill-conceived bill in North Carolina to establish Christianity as the official state religion. Bill supporters assert that the First Amendment only restricts Congress from establishing a religion, so they could do what they want. Legal or not, HJR 494 was a terrible idea … More Are States Required to Follow the Constitution?
Radio interview on Talking Back with Shannon Joy (Listen to the full thing here. About an hour-long with commercials) UPDATE: Previous link seemed to be broken, this one requires you to download the podcast and doesn’t work with Chrome. Sorry! Went on my first radio show on September 12th! The show is called Talking Back with Shannon … More Radio Interview on Talking Back with Shannon Joy
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
As a follow up to my last post, I decided to include the full text of the speech I gave at this rally. For video of the speech, go to Rochester Indy Media (where you can also see a picture of my dad looking bad ass/terrifying as he did in most of the media coverage. … More Speech at Restore the Fourth (July 4th 2013)