Every time there’s a shooting, our nation enters an increasingly polarizing conversation about what we can do about “gun violence.” The Right says the Left has no right to take away one’s right to self-defense, and the Left says the Right has no right to endanger the public. But as usual, both are having the […]Read More Laws Don’t Stop Crime; People Do
In the wake of violent riots in Baltimore, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts placed the blame on high school students who “thought it was cute to throw cinder blocks at police.” He ordered parents to “Take control of your kids.” Yet it’s fairly obvious to anyone paying attention that this is unlikely to happen. Parents […]Read More The Root Cause of Riots
“I didn’t know the good Lord considered Christian values to be voluntary.” I was engaged in yet another pointless Facebook debate with one of my liberal friends whose minds I am never going to change when this statement was made. It was a light bulb moment. I realized that the root cause of our disagreement […]Read More Choose the Right: How Libertarianism and Mormonism Intersect
This morning, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced his bid for the 2016 Presidential Election. He will have significant competition, but not just from Democrats. Republicans Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, and Scott Walker, among others, are also serious contenders who have not yet officially announced their candidacy. But the greatest threat to liberty, in my […]Read More Bid 2016: How to Beat Progressives
In this modern social and political climate we hear a lot of talk about what’s “fair.” Those engaging in this argument usually fit into one of two camps: 1) This camp believes that every human being who is alive and breathing deserves a certain standard of “decency,” arbitrarily set by some third party (usually the […]Read More What is “Fair”?