A Quick Thought on the Discussion of Mass Shootings

I see people becoming numb to mass shootings. I’m not surprised when there’s a new story of one happening, but it still brings me to tears every time I hear that someone’s child, or loved one, was horrifically murdered. But one thing that I’ve become numb to is the same talking points being regurgitated every…

Hiatus

I’ve unfortunately not been able to keep up with my monthly posts lately. I’ve been volunteering for Larry Sharpe for New York (Larrysharpe.com) so any of my free time to write has been going to the promising campaign. Check out his blog at larrysharpe.com/blog for some of my more recent pieces. If something comes up…

The Cult of Nationalism

There’s a first time for everything, and it has happened. I’ve been triggered. This post will seem a bit more unreserved than past posts, but bear with me. I’m having a difficult time getting over people’s reactions to this NFL/anthem craze (neither of which obsession I can relate to). The amount of emotional attachment people…

Misreckoned Rhetoric: On Abortion

I’ve been seeing a lot of abortion posts on social media within the last week or so, probably because a women’s health clinic in Texas is offering free abortions to victims of Hurricane Harvey. But this issue never really goes away. And it shouldn’t. It is an important topic to so many people and it…

“Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country”

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country”. Six years ago, I posted this quote by Benjamin Franklin to my Facebook page. The United States of America has always represented liberty to me, even since childhood. “You can’t do that!” “Yes I can! It’s a free country!” The idea that we are free to live how…

A Quick Thought on Healthcare

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). They didn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as promised, but tweaked it a bit. It, of course, is not law yet. The Senate will end up completely revamping it, yet it has thrown the left into an uproar. Here are…

Happy Theft Day!

Happy Tax Theft Day! One of the more contentious concepts of libertarianism is the idea that taxation is theft. Many times, people hear that phrase and immediately disregard the idea, and with that libertarianism gets misconceived. I can understand why people get turned off by this idea. Taxation is a huge part of our lives….

A Quick Thought on Social Justice Warriors

I think about a lot of weird things during my bouts of insomnia. My mind will go from a grocery list to my mom’s new cat, Diego, to that amazing scene in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty when Ben Stiller tells Kristin Wiig he has Benjamin Button disease. Last night, I was unfortunately thinking about SJWs (Social Justice…

We Don’t Need No (Department of) Education

Pink Floyd: ahead of their time, making music about education and a wall in one progressive rock opera album. How did they know? Is Roger Waters a time lord? CALL THE SCHOOLMASTER! Mother, do you think she’s good enough?  Arguably, the most protested of President Trump’s cabinet picks has been Betsy DeVos as Secretary of…

Legalize Freedom

“Taxation is theft!” “Let the free market decide!” “Keep the government out of my wallet and my bedroom!” All of these are some of the more well-known libertarian political catchphrases. But what do we really want? The simple answer: liberty for each.  Now, you might think, well doesn’t everybody want that? Everybody says they want liberty for…

Civil Lady Liberty

When someone asks what my hobbies are, my list includes: reading (which I can now say without it being a lie thanks to my New Year resolution), doing crossword puzzles, watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse every morning, and my favorite—debating on Facebook. There came a point when I began to long for adult conversation after transitioning…