As many defend or excuse the violent protest in Ferguson, Missouri, we consider what makes violence right or wrong. Is it ever okay to use force against another human being?
So long as the tools of protest are looting, arson, and other forms of rights-violating violence, complaints about alleged systematic injustice won’t get the attention they may deserve.
President Obama announced executive action resulting in a de facto change in immigration law, a clear usurpation of his constitutional role in the balance of power between branches of government. Yet, some libertarians argue his action is justified. We consider the arguments.
Democrats hold a unique responsibility to speak out now against President Barack Obama’s planned unilateral action on immigration. No policy matters more than whether or not the President of the United States may circumvent Congress, and by extension the will of the American people. Do we have a president, or an emperor? If this action goes unanswered, the republic will have utterly failed.
Some traditional marriage supporters and the Minnesota Family Council have lodged their objection to Congressman-elect Tom Emmer’s selection of outgoing state representative David Fitzsimmons as chief of staff. Fitzsimmons was one of four Republicans in the house who voted for gay marriage in 2013. Despite the fact that he was successfully drummed out of office, he must be destroyed personally to satisfy a futile vendetta. We explore the absurdity.
We’ve arrived at the point in our culture where every perceived problem must be “solved” by a new law. A newly implemented “ban the box” law has been “tripping up Minnesota employers” according to a recent Star Tribune article. Does it solve the problem it was passed to address?
An inconvenient truth, which seems to have gone largely unnoticed in the coverage of Jonathan Gruber’s provocative comments regarding “the stupidity of the American voter” and Obamacare, is that Gruber had his fingerprints all over another deceptively crafted socialist health care program – Romneycare.
While the physical barrier imprisoning Soviet citizens within East Germany was torn down 25 years ago, the ideas which manifest in the Berlin Wall remain. It’s not enough to tip our hat to a moment in history if we fail to recognize its relevance to our time.