Author: Alex Christy

A Recap of the Libertarian National Convention

Some conservatives are searching for a third party or alternate candidate. Not willing to throw their support behind Donald trump or Hillary Clinton, they have looked elsewhere this year. Enter the Libertarian Party, which held their party’s convention over Memorial Day weekend.  The Libertarian Party has worked hard to recruit anti-Trump conservatives this year, but at their convention they did what capital “L” Libertarians always do: make fools out of themselves. The Libertarian Party nominated former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for the second cycle in a row. In a limited sample size, Johnson polls an average of 7.5% against Clinton...

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Trump’s Nomination and What We Should Learn

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for President, it’s time to do the quadrennial, “What We Learned” reflection on the nomination of Donald Trump. What went wrong? I, like many of you, would vote for the Easter Bunny before I would vote for Hillary Clinton.  But, like many of you, if serious and significant changes are not seen in the next six months, I also cannot and will not vote for Donald Trump. As someone who strongly opposed Trump’s candidacy, I believe there are still things we can learn, despite the fact that Donald Trump makes snake oil salesmen look like...

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Lessons from Brazil

For years, various observers of international politics and national development have called Brazil an emerging power on the world stage.  There’s just one problem, as Charles de Gaulle pointed out many years ago; that “Brazil is the country of the future… and always will be.” Under Workers’ Party President Dilma Rousseff the economy shrank 3.8% in 2015, leaving Brazil with a deficit of 11% of GDP and, with the Brazilian spending 90% on entitlements, that is unlikely to improve.  The economy is expected to contract another 3.8% this year. The list of Brazil’s problems only gets longer. Rousseff has now...

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Everything is Being Politicized

Politics shapes every society.  The relationship between the citizen and the government, the values of a given society, and other civics-minded questions are all important topics, and should be actively discussed.  However, there is also a world outside of politicking and debates, and this is a good thing.  Otherwise, we would drive ourselves crazy thinking about politics and politicians all the time. However,  for the left, this cannot stand.  From sports, to religion, to science, everything must be politicized. Sports used to be a temporary vacation from politics.  You would turn on ESPN to see who won last night’s baseball game, or...

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A Tale of Two Societies

How often have we heard from people on the left that it is wrong to say that one culture is better than any other culture? Saying that one culture is better than another threatens the far left’s world view that certain areas of the world are in poor condition because of some sort of Western exploitation, rather than, say, their own actions.  And nowhere is cultural relativism debunked better than in one area of the Middle East roughly the size of New Jersey. On April 18, a bus was blown up in Jerusalem that wounded 21 people in a terrorist...

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