We should not raise the minimum wage as many progressive activists across our country might suggest, but instead abolish it completely. Let’s think about this critically…why do minimum wage laws exist? The answer of course is that they are the consequence of well meaning legislation trying to protect the most vulnerable workers in our society. Low-wage … Continue reading Abolish the Minimum Wage!
The American Revolution started over the idea of No Taxation Without Representation. Today, nearly 240 years after the Revolution, America faces a new problem in regards to taxation and representation. Only now, many people are represented in the government but not taxed. At first read, this may seem insignificant and even reasonable, but left unchecked … Continue reading No Representation Without Taxation
The Rules: So you are telling me that when I pull the lever to vote for a candidate for the office of President of the United States that I am not actually voting for the candidate, but instead merely expressing my opinion to a group of electors that I do not know, that are not … Continue reading A Quick Pre-requisite for Your Honorary Diploma from the Electoral College
Ok, so full disclosure right up front, I did not vote for either Secretary Clinton or President-elect Trump. This was a decision that I thought long and hard about. My friends and family (on both sides of the political spectrum) told me that it was a cop out, that it was a waste of my … Continue reading The Campaign is Over, Now It’s Time to Govern
In 1798, at the end of his second term as the first President of the United States George Washington gave a foretelling public address in which he pointed out what could befall our nation if we were not cognizant of the dangers posed by party politics. Specifically, he highlighted the danger to personal liberty in … Continue reading To Be or Not to Be…in a Political Party
Ok ready, here is a government 101 quiz, answer the first thing that comes to mind for the following question: What kind of government do we have in the United States? …. I am wiling to bet, unless you are a political science buff there is a good chance you got this wrong and said … Continue reading Let’s Tell the Public, It’s a Republic
At the heart of almost every American political debate since the Revolution lies a fundamental question between two diametrically opposed things that people want, freedom and safety. The problem is that the two are inversely correlated. In order to have more of one, you must give up some of the other. Neither complete freedom nor … Continue reading The Curious Case of Freedom vs. Safety
The problem with the title of this post being true is that in modern American society, responsibility is undervalued. In fact, being responsible often seems like an exception instead of a rule. Let’s take for example that a large number of people in America identify themselves as pro-choice. By that they mean a woman should … Continue reading With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility…
Since the dawn of man no people in any civilization have lived as freely and comfortably as we do in the United States of America in 2016. This unprecedented freedom and prosperity came at great sacrifice to previous and current generations of Americans that believed and still believe in the idea of American Exceptionalism. This … Continue reading The American Dream: A New Third Way
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