Sanctuary Cities

Rochester, NY (where I live) is a Sanctuary city. The libertarian in me loves that sanctuary cities like Rochester are¬†willing to defy the federal government for an unjust law. An updated Sanctuary City resolution passed on February 9th, 2017 created more concrete restrictions on using city resources to enforce immigration law: the resolution limits collection of immigration-related information, seeks to ensure¬†“nondiscriminatory access” to benefits and services, and prohibits city participation in any program that requires or creates a registry based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender or sexual orientation….

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When government royally botches a job program?

The median income in New York is $60,850 and the median income in New York City is $50,771. Assume the government of New York state decided to spend 53 million dollars to give as many people as they can an income of $50,000 for 3 years. If this were the case, New York would be able to guarantee 353 people 3 years of income with 53 million. Why 53 Million? 53 Million is the amount of taxpayer money spent just to promote New York’s job program, StartUP NY, across the country…

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Both Sides of the Social Justice Debate

The hostility between Social Justice Warriors/PC Police and those who feel resented by them have grown to a fever pitch of intensity with the recent violence on the Berkeley Campus. While individuals and groups on both sides of this discussion around Political Correctness (PC) can sometimes intentionally be overly provocative, neither side is absent of legitimate concerns. My hope is for this article to articulate my understanding of the underlying concerns of both sides to start a conversation. The Social Justice Warriors The Social Justice Warriors are concerned by what…

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When killing an 8 year old means keeping your campaign promise

On the campaign trail Donald Trump made many promises and he has been aggressively keeping them to our dismay. As a libertarian I may be glad to see some signs of possible deregulation, but the onslaught of threats of tariffs, drone attacks, anti-immigration orders and now the assassination of an 8 year old girl have been beyond appalling (Nawar Al-Awlaki, Daughter of Terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki). Some will try to justify it by citing that Obama had this girl’s 16 year old brother killed a few years ago. It was wrong…

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