Written Work — 2005
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11 December 2005 — Thanks to the media, it has now become politically incorrect to say “happy holidays.“ I say: say what you want. I say: use whatever holiday greetings you want, or none at all. I say: enjoy free speech.
11 December 2005 — Some have defended the use of torture. Nevertheless, involuntary torture necessarily violates the natural, inalienable, individual rights of humans. The concept of inalienable rights has been the driving force behind American ideals since the Revolution, and to throw this vital ideal away simply because the government claims that 9/11 “changed everything” is patently unwise.
11 December 2005 — The regulation of sports is found nowhere in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Why do we continue to put up with politicians that so clearly wish to violate constitutional limits?
4 December 2005 — Will Scott Stapp’s solo work be something worth listening to, or will it disappoint like Creed’s music often did? Only time will tell.
1 December 2005 — WorldNetDaily is up in arms about an event being hosted by a private club in Maryland called the Gay-Straight Alliance. Should children be prohibited from forming private clubs and holding events simply because they are forced to attend government-controlled institutions? No.
28 November 2005 — The main character of the ﬁlm SLC Punk! maintains that anarchy is chaos. This is, however, wholly false. Quite the contrary, it is the state and any other coercive hierarchy that embody chaos.
28 November 2005 — This is a press release issued by the College Libertarians of Towson stating our opposition to the war on Iraq and our desire to see a speedy end to the conﬂicts.
26 November 2005 — Sometimes, it is hard to stay optimistic. This piece was hastily written at a point when I was feeling particularly pessimistic regaring the prospects for liberty.
23 November 2005 — Torn jeans have come back in fashion. I ﬁnd this annoying, not because I dislike torn jeans, but because I dislike fashion.
21 November 2005 — The recent Harry Potter ﬁlm has made more money than the movie about Johnny Cash, Walk the Line. This is a travesty.
13 November 2005 — Despite Dean being a better candidate than Bush, Kerry won the Democratic nomination. What destroyed Dean’s campaign? The media’s ubiquitous showing of the so-called Dean Scream. Yet, I fail to see what’s so wrong about a man being happy that he had come so far.
2 November 2005 — The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) threatens American liberty by limiting Americans’ free speech during campaign season. Its ban on “issue ads” is a direct violation of our right to free speech as guaranteed by the ﬁrst amendment. The BCRA must be repealed or struck down.
23 October 2005 — Military conscription is a form of involuntary servitude, and as such it violates the thirteenth amendment. The patriotic thing to do, therefore, is to resist and oppose the draft no matter the circumstances. Even if I am threatened with arrest, I will do my patriotic duty and resist.
27 September 2005 — This speech, somewhat silly ’though it may be, compares the nature of media with my grandparents’ refrigerator.
22 September 2005 — Some incorrectly believe that conservatism is an ideology advocating smaller government. The modern conservative, however, supports anything but. Most everyone concedes that conservatives are big-government when it comes to issues of personal liberty, but even on issues of economic liberty and spending, they tend all too often to ﬁnd statism the answer.
18 September 2005 — Flag-burning is a very visible display of dissent, and would automatically contaminate the minds of all Oceanians who see it. In this piece, I attack prohibitions on ﬂag-burning by using satire and exploring the philosophy of Ingsoc as found in George Orwell’s phenomenal book, 1984.
18 August 2005 — I express the opinion that the atomic and hydrogen bombs are evil.
14 August 2005 — I respond to the various lines found in the popular Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA.”
14 August 2005 — I wanted to get a job when I was ten-years old. Unfortunately, my oppressive government prohibited me from doing so. I had to wait four long years to get a job.
4 August 2005 — Conspiracy theories all too often serve to direct focus away from important insights.
4 August 2005 — A father, who wants all the children in his child’s public school to be subjected to heterosexual-only education, sues the school. If we were to privatise education, parents that don’t want their children subjected to heterosexual-only education would not have to worry about fathers like this one.
25 July 2005 — Extreme militarism will not and cannot yield victory in the war on terror. It is in America’s national interest to pursue a foreign policy of peaceful diplomacy, free trade, and noninterventionism.
20 July 2005 — When choosing who shall become a justice on the Supreme Court, there is a very important litmus test we should apply: it’s called the U.S. Constitution.
18 July 2005 — Most Americans want smaller government, not bigger. Yet, unfortunately, government keeps growing and growing under the Republicans and Democrats. We need change.
I hate politics. *
January 2005 — This piece rambles on about a litany of topics, including a dream I had, my view on art, my distaste for politics, my interest in music and ﬁlm, and my desire to see peaceful coexistence between communists and capitalists.