Overcoming the dark clouds of racial prejudice and violence: Reflections on Charlottesville

For much of human history, force and violence represented the established tools of governance, allowing weak-minded individuals to impose their will and beliefs onto others. Then at a pivotal moment in history, a Virginian from Charlottesville helped pen a document that spoke to the God-given right of all men to individual liberty. Following his work … Continue reading Overcoming the dark clouds of racial prejudice and violence: Reflections on Charlottesville

Fireworks, Hot Dogs, and Yellow Umbrellas

This Independence Day we will celebrate 241 years since the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Most Americans will go about celebrating the 4th much in the same way they always have. The scent of grilled burgers and hots dogs will fill neighborhoods and fireworks will spatter the evening sky with brilliant colors … Continue reading Fireworks, Hot Dogs, and Yellow Umbrellas

Three Misconceptions about the Senate Healthcare Bill

Americans find themselves at a crossroads for the future of healthcare in the US. While a legal guarantee of health insurance for everyone may comfort some Americans, laws cannot ensure the existence of a functioning health insurance market. For any system to work long-term, it must rest upon a firm and sustainable financial foundation. Today’s … Continue reading Three Misconceptions about the Senate Healthcare Bill

A College Student and the Nuclear Ambitions of a Dictator

For almost a year and a half, Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea held American college student Otto Warmbier in captivity. Unfortunately, Otto’s story just came to a tragic end when he passed away from severe brain damage only a week after being returned home. Sometimes the world seems simpler when we forget that … Continue reading A College Student and the Nuclear Ambitions of a Dictator

United We Stand: Thoughts on the recent Capitol Hill Shooting

On August 1, 2011, I stood in the gallery and watched Congresswoman Gabby Giffords walk onto the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since being shot by a mentally unstable man. The floor erupted in a standing ovation that expressed unified support for Gabby and everything her return represented. Even … Continue reading United We Stand: Thoughts on the recent Capitol Hill Shooting

The Intertwined of Libeties of America and Europe

There is a natural affinity between the United States and Europe. As the origins of many of our religious and intellectual heritages, a unique bond exist that continues to bring us together despite our differences. As Europe became a focal point in liberty’s struggle during the twentieth century through two world wars and the cold … Continue reading The Intertwined of Libeties of America and Europe

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Today we remember the ultimate sacrifice of generations of Americans, from days of the Revolutionary war to the military actions following the gruesome attacks on 9/11. President Abraham Lincoln rightly stated, “in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here … Continue reading Thoughts on Memorial Day