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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I Can’t Comment on the Women’s March

According to many protesters in the aftermath of the “Women’s March,” I am not allowed to have a say on any of the issues due to my sexual identity. Due to the way I was born, I cannot use logic to unpack this social phenomenon. I can’t claim that abortion is morally repulsive because I’m not the one carrying the baby- or that I’m not a woman in general. After all, it’s their body so it’s their right. This line of reasoning has always troubled me. If I had cancer,…

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Law and order (prostitution)

Before I get into the raw data of supporting legalization of prostitution I think we should have a quick discussion on dispelling the stigma of this profession.  There are plenty of people who have done it that didn’t like it, we could even say for the current arguments sake that most don’t care for the job, but it is their job and that’s the one they chose.  (we’ll discuss the ones that didn’t choose it later). In order to create a just law we are forced to set aside our…

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Libertarians and Martin Luther King Jr.

Where do libertarians stand on the Martin Luther King’s policy legacy? Every year, I make it a Martin Luther King Jr. day tradition to reread his letter from Birmingham Jail. It’s a brilliant essay that makes the case for the rule of law, justified civil disobedience, and the necessity of demanding immediate rectification for legal inequality. If you haven’t read it in a while, read it here and come back. For this article, I’m only going to get into civil rights policy legacy that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for. There’s a lot…

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