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
The Marriage Debate can be solved by a simple libertarian solution: divorce. It might sound drastic, but in my opinion, it is the only way to ensure that liberty is protected for all peoples. Currently there are two main camps in the Marriage Debate: 1) This camp believes in traditional marriage, or in other words, […]Read More Divorcing from Government: A Libertarian Solution to the Marriage Debate
Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was signed into law recently, has created a firestorm of controversy. Gay rights activists and pretty much every media outlet in America has lambasted this act as a step backward, not a step forward. It has been likened to Jim Crow laws, spurned boycotts from actual governors of […]Read More The Free Market: A Fix for Almost Anything
“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
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”?