America’s ‘exceptionalism’ refers to her status as being “the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed.” Compared to nations that became free only after escaping the confines of communism or fascism, America was founded – at least in theory – on the creed of freedom. It’s not surprising, then, that Americans […]
As an American, when I think of the United Kingdom, “defender of liberty” doesn’t come to mind. From the Stamp Act to the Corn Laws, the British do not have a history of tolerance for individual freedom. When I arrived in the country for my study abroad term at Oxford University this semester, I found […]
Recently, I put forward a resolution to Central Student Government (CSG), A.R. 6-042, entitled “A Resolution That Commits Robustly Both This Body and the University as a Whole to Free Speech, or, the ‘Dangerous School’ Resolution.” The vote was held on March 28; my resolution was defeated. The recent, deeply disturbing events at Middlebury College […]
When placed side by side gun control and transgender bathroom rights challenge traditional left-right conceptions of freedom. The debates surrounding both gun rights and transgender restroom rights center on the level of control Americans are willing to cede to the U.S. government. Clearly, these issues are not comparable in terms of their implications: enacting stricter […]
ANN ARBOR, MI – Deroy Murdock, an editor for National Review online and a political commentator for Fox News, came to campus Wednesday September 14th to speak to the University of Michigan’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. He spoke about Obama’s presidency and commented on his government spending programs, including, but not limited to, […]
Purdue University Northwest student Joshua Nash has been summoned to a “required Administrative Meeting” scheduled by a campus administrator to discuss Nash’s personal Facebook comments, according to a July 6 memo sent to the student. Nash, whose Twitter handle is @ConservativeJZN and whose bio declares “my pronouns are: God, Overlord, and #DangerousFaggot,” is a fan […]
Many questioned the reason why most Jewish voters tended to support Democratic candidates. David Littmann talked about the tradition of progressive radicalism originating from the French revolution and the immigration history of German Ashkenazi Jews and Eastern European Jews since the 19th Century. “They fled from Tsars and they wanted security.” On March 16 at Hutchins […]
The history of our world is no longer told the way that Traditionalist Conservatives will tell it. It is no longer told the way I did, as a rivalry between the Anglo-American and French traditions. The history of America is now told, as it ought to be, in fairness, as a history of a multitude of narratives. We are all immigrants, we learn, and no one narrative has a claim to the land. The charge is no longer to find inspiration for the Bill of Rights in the Philadelphia Constitution, as Willmoore Kendall seeks to do, but to find inspiration for the Bill of Rights in the Iroquois Constitution.
Which brings us to marriage, which, at the most fundamental level, is simply a contract between two individuals. No two people, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender, should be prohibited from voluntarily agreeing to a contract. The government’s interference in this case manifests itself in the form of the tax benefits married couples receive that two people in a non-marital relationship do not receive.