Doing away with the two-party system has been discussed for years, and this past election cycle was no exception, with many casting third-party votes in rejection of bankrupt character and a falling away from once-held ideals, among other reasons. One day we may see the deconstruction of our current party system. We may not. Time will inevitably tell. Though there were significant rejections of both … Continue reading Restoring Accountability to Party Politics
The recent events with the American Conservative Union revoking their invite Milo Yiannopoulos from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference has left conservatives and libertarians with a wide range of reactions. As conservatives, we have, in the past, supported policies and principles over personalities. Over the past year or so, we’ve lost our way. With the emergence of speakers and pundits like Milo and Tomi Lahren … Continue reading It’s Time To Abandon Clickbait Conservatism
The moral philosopher and political economist Adam Smith wrote in his work Theory of Moral Sentiments about a “man of system.” This conceited man believes in a plan for both government and society, and intends to enact it as if he were moving pieces on a chessboard. If only all of the pieces worked, acted, and moved as he demands, society would be perfect. The … Continue reading Failures of Central Planning: California City, Calif.
Across from the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. stands a memorial that exists to honor those who served during World War 2. Every time I pass the World War 2 memorial, I look in awe at the fountains and remember the person who helped create them: a father, grandparent, and a man who had three of his brothers serve during World War 2. He’s a … Continue reading A Message from the Silent Generation: This Isn’t the Worst America has Faced
I’ve spent the last several days trying to take everything in. To say I was shocked at the election results on Tuesday night would be a gross understatement. Like the vast majority of the media, politicos and the country as a whole, I truly believed that Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Boy were we wrong. The results haven’t fully sunk … Continue reading Yes, It Really Happened: Trump Triumphs & Clinton Concedes
This election cycle stinks. There are two choices and they are both corrupt, seem to be filled with hate, and have deplorable lifestyles that do not represent myself, nor America. But, still, my favorite day of the year is election day. This is because election day is the day where every American over the age of 18 is allowed to go to the polls and … Continue reading Why I am Voting My Conscience this November
For many Americans-especially young voters and those who were previously uninterested in politics- this election has awaken them to exactly what can happen when you don’t pay attention, are uninformed, and are not politically involved. The majority of Americans are tired of the lies, corruption, and dishonesty coming out of Washington. So, why do we continue to vote for candidates who will continue this trend? … Continue reading A Renaissance of American Politics
You can add the results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll to the confusion this election season. The poll found that most non-republicans don’t believe Trump represents “the core values of the Republican Party.” 22% of Democrats and 21% of Independents believe Trump’s views represent the Republican Party. Compare that with 56% of Republicans, and 43% of Conservatives who believe he represents them. Who … Continue reading This Election Isn’t About the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’