Identity politics breeds identity politics

You’re tribalists, collectivists. You believe that people are defined by the color of their skin, that their identities are wrapped up in the nationalities of their ancestors, that some are worthier – of speech, of freedom, of life – than others, not based merit but on birth. Notice that the above statement applies to both … Continue reading Identity politics breeds identity politics

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A Sad Story Still Doesn’t Make Healthcare a Right

Let me tell you a sad story. My grandmother had severe rheumatoid arthritis. She was bed-ridden for as long as I can remember, and the only way she could move was through someone lifting her out of her bed and into a wheelchair. Her arms and hands were so crippled that she couldn’t feed herself … Continue reading A Sad Story Still Doesn’t Make Healthcare a Right

Gollum, Grindelwald, and Government

Movie-only fans wouldn’t know this, but young Albus Dumbledore, the seemingly perfect, almost God-like figure in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, was obsessed with power. He and his childhood friend, Gellert Grindelwald, who later became one of the greatest dark wizards of all time, wanted to achieve power so that they could help people and … Continue reading Gollum, Grindelwald, and Government

Congratulations, You’ve Created a Troll Army

This is the life story of a young conservative. We grew up when female superheroes were all the rage, black kids and white kids playing hand-in-hand on the playground was not only normal but encouraged, having a gay best friend made you the coolest kid in school, and anti-Semitism was the greatest evil someone could commit (rightfully so). But then we went to college, and we were taught . . .

Bernie Sanders and the Hypocrisy of Socialism

Today, I made an appearance on USA Radio Trending Today with Rusty Humphries to discuss the popularity of Bernie Sanders amongst millennials. A 2016 Harvard University study found that 51% of millennials do not support capitalism, and a recent study from VOC and YouGov found that 45% of 16-to-20-year-olds said they would vote for a … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and the Hypocrisy of Socialism