September 24, 2020

The future of the Supreme Court was thrown into question last Friday evening when the news broke that associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had passed away. Democrats immediately fell into a panic. Some even threatened riots if President Trump nominates a justice before the election. Prominent Democrat leaders are now arguing that Senate Republicans should not confirm anyone to the Supreme Court until after the election, as Re...

September 12, 2020

Conservatives are losing the war over the American mind. Although conservatives have won many elections in recent decades, younger generations are more open to fundamentally transforming the country, and they have less love for America than their parents and grandparents did. The old conservative-libertarian platform of low taxes, welfare reform, and free trade has neglected parts of the soul. Many Americans have never learned...

June 16, 2020

You might not know that this month is “Pride Month” given that Black Lives Matter protests have dominated headlines. Yesterday, however, the LGBTQ movement jumped back into the news when the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County, gifted their movement with yet another nation-wide policy victory. Like same-sex marriage, which became law in States that never voted for it through Obergefell v. Hodges, ban...

June 9, 2020

Perhaps we've been thinking about this police reform thing all wrong. In 1965, in response to racist abuses by State governments, the federal government (under the leadership of moral paragon Lyndon Johnson) removed the right of State governments to control their own electoral processes. Many Southerners argue that this was an unnecessary federal overreach, but most Americans in the North and on the political Left believe it w...

June 7, 2020

After several days of nationwide riots, President Trump finally addressed Americans on how his administration would respond. In about seven minutes, Trump covered topics ranging from practical actions to political philosophy. 

Trump opened his speech by saying that all Americans were rightly infuriated over the killing of George Floyd. Floyd's death was indefensible. The Police officers responsible must face justice. Trump cont...

June 2, 2020

A republican form of government requires a free and open public square. The Founders thought that free speech was necessary for self-government. In an address to the officers of the army, George Washington said, "...the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter."

All political power originates in the American people, therefore the right to freely reason and deliberate i...

May 27, 2020

I feel for the Hong Kong protesters. Hong Kongers are accustomed to Western freedom, and that freedom has shaped their souls. Their oppression by the Chinese Communist Party must feel like a foreign invasion, because, in many respects, it is.

Most conservative pundits share this feeling with me. In many cases, the feeling leads them to advocate running political interference against the CCP's crack-down...

May 27, 2020

Man is by nature a social and creative being. Work is a central aspect of a good life. Because of the lockdowns, millions now find themselves unemployed and socially isolated. In most circumstances, it is not in the common good of the society to prohibit something so central to the lives of the people. During the initial spread of the virus, it was prudent to temporarily lockdown society as a safety precaution. News of overwhe...

October 23, 2019

Political pundits on Left and Right seem to agree that Trump's foreign policy decisions are "incomprehensible." Some have resorted to arm-chair psychoanalysis to try to explain Trump's actions. Others imagine that Trump's opinion is swayed by whatever powerful figure has spoken to him last. This confusion is not a Trump problem; it's a media problem. Trump's foreign policy choices follow a straightforward and easily-diges...

September 12, 2018

Recently, in the pages of National Review, writer Dan McLaughlin argued that conservatives should support birthright citizenship. After acknowledging that the current illegal immigration situation ("anchor babies" followed by family migration) is an abuse of the system, he goes on to say that "to root out the abuses might well create more problems than it is worth." His argument is basically two-fold. First, he argues that the...

August 27, 2018

If you are a young American male, there is a good chance that you have fond memories of shooting your friends in the face. Strangers, too. You probably have a weapon of choice, and you might even have an opinion regarding the effectiveness of the M4A1 Carbine versus the AK-47. Whether you're using automatic or semi-automatic rifles, you know how to maximize your kills before you run out of ammo.

Something l...

August 23, 2018

It is time for Donald Trump to lead the Republican Party in a new direction, yet again, by giving women access to birth control over-the-counter. Not only is the prescription requirement outdated, it also pushes many young women into the arms of Planned Parenthood, which becomes their primary, taxpayer-subsidized provider of birth-control prescriptions and pills. 

There is no downside for Republicans on this fron...

July 26, 2018

When the Soviet Union dissolved, the reason for the existence of a North Atlantic Treaty evaporated with it. But, unsurprisingly, the entangling alliance lived on. In fact, NATO was just getting started. Since the end of the Cold War, the articles of the treaty have been invoked several times, serving as a pretense for allied involvement in a series of dubious wars...

September 8, 2017

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” is an executive order issued by President Obama. It directed the executive branch to indefinitely “defer” enforcement of immigration laws against those who illegally entered the United States as a minor.

Was DACA Constitutional in the first place? To answer this question fully, we must start at the beginning.

The first thing to remember is that latitude is given to the executive br...

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