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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Mexico Has the Leverage, Trump Can’t Win

So as I’ve mentioned before Donald Trump plans on imposing a 20% tax on Mexican imports in hopes to force Mexico to pay for a border wall. Trump is playing with fire and here is why. Trade Deficits 101 Trade deficits are the results of the United State buying more goods than it sells to a particular country. In theory, these can’t last forever as the deficit will cause your local currency (U.S. Dollar) to go down in value, which will make goods in the United States more appetizing to…

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What does a Donald Trump Victory mean?

Donald Trump has been elected the President of the United States, being labeled as one of the biggest upsets in political history… Was a Trump win really an upset? It seemed that Hillary Clinton had an unbeatable lead over Donald Trump in all the polling leading to the election. The problem with these polls is they were based on the turnout of the 2008 and 2012 Obama victories which were anything other than standard. Barack Obama was viewed as an outsider and a symbol of change, while Hillary Clinton was…

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Despite Knowledge, Gary beats Hillary on Judgement

Many are criticizing the knowledge of Gary Johnson after his Aleppo and Vincente Fox gaffes. Yes, Gary Johnson may not be as knowledgeable as we would all like on hard facts re: geography and world leaders but is intelligence truly the key trait of a successful leader or is it judgement. I’ve met intelligent people who make one bad decision after another and I’ve met some not as intelligent individuals just make one successful decision after another. One trait I do find in common with people who have good judgement…

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