While scrolling through the hyper-political wasteland of Twitter, I recently found something deeply concerning: a majority of liberal or liberal-leaning college students are not proud to be American. Conservatives are overwhelmingly proud to be American, as are a clear majority of moderates and independents, according to a 2021 American College Student Survey. The study is simply […]
The Weakening of American Culture
There are many values of the average conservative that used to be cornerstones of the United States. Our country was founded with religious ideals in mind, as explained by John Adams: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion….Our Constitution was made only for a […]
Don’t Boycott the Beijing Olympics
I’m going to be straight-up, I love the Olympics. I always look forward to seeing people from different countries compete in sporting events that are not always televised–ski jump, bobsledding, speedskating. Most of all, I love watching the United States compete and dominate the medal count, proving time and time again that we are the […]
You Should Be Friends with People Who Vote Differently From You
How has that become a hot take? Thank God the election is over. That might have been the most toxic I have seen social media in my entire life. One type of post, in particular, caught my eye the most. The sentiment expressed was basically: “if you voted for Trump, we are not friends, and […]
How Should Trump Address Syria?
In the evening of Thursday, April 6 (early Friday morning in local time), the United States fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria’s Al Shayrat airfield in retaliation against the chemical strikes on Syrian people by Assad regime. Many people commended this move, from neocon hawks to “peace and love” millennials —before they retake their typical […]
A Question of Sovereignty: America and the Refugee Crisis
As an independent, sovereign nation, America has every right to manage its immigration system by making and enforcing rules regarding access to citizenship and residency. It is constitutionally essential for an independent community to vet its membership. It matters not only for the security and economic wellbeing of our country, but fundamentally to the independence […]
Our American Democracy
America is not a failed state. Democracy in action means that sometimes we must swallow a bitter pill. In four years we will vote again on a president. In two years many seats in the House and Senate will be up for re-election as well.
Letter to the Editor: 5 Reasons Why I’m Capitalist
Support for “democratic socialism” is growing on campuses across the country. With so many students caught up in Bernie fever, this seems like an appropriate time to bring some diversity to the conversation—some intellectual diversity.
In Defense of American Exceptionalism
Like my favorite musicians, my heroes are an eclectic bunch. When trying to name them, Welles Crowther, Abraham Lincoln, and my grandfather come to mind. Despite the stark differences in their circumstances and social positions, these individuals are linked by a single commonality- they served a purpose greater than their selfish desires. But in a […]