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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Why as a Libertarian I am voting for Gary Johnson on Principle

Libertarian Principles Before I express my opinions, let me first articulate libertarian principles for those who may read this and not be fully aware. Many people start with the non-aggression principle, or NAP.┬áThis is the idea that it is unjust to INITIATE FORCE on another individual and their property. (Not harm, we are talking a direct application of force on another, not some soft idea of disutility or harm) Underlying the NAP is an even more fundamental idea, the idea of self-ownership. The idea that your life is yours, and…

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You Chose The Wrong Team, Drudge.

On September 3, 2013, Matt Drudge tweeted (since deleted), “It is now Authoritarian vs Libertarian. Since Democrats and Republicans has (sic) been obliterated, no real difference between the parties…” Since that brief flirtation, Matt Drudge has become chief water carrier for Donald J. Trump, trying to rally recalcitrant Republicans and conservative leaning independents to support the shitgibbon-in-chief. ┬áSince that declaration, Drudge has mentioned the word Libertarian in 15 stories. Of those stories, only one has been in the last year, an AP story about Porcfest in June. He has mentioned…

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