The police are killing black men. Fix it.
With the release of the abhorrent Tyre Nichols video (which we are deliberately not linking to), showing 5 police officers beating a man in custody to death, we must ask ourselves, as a society that enables the police, some hard questions. Why are we having a hard time implementing the changes that we know will work?
The Myth of Gun Control: How It Fails to Keep Communities Safe
One of the main arguments against gun control is that it does not effectively reduce crime or gun-related homicides. In fact, some studies have shown that states with strict gun control laws often have higher rates of gun-related homicides than states with more relaxed laws. For example, a study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that states with the strictest gun control laws, such as California and New York, also had some of the highest rates of gun homicides. This suggests that stricter gun control laws do not necessarily lead to a decrease in gun-related crime.
Why the Left's Approach to Gun Control is Failing
It is no secret that the issue of gun control has been a contentious topic in the United States for decades. The debate centers around the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms, and the ongoing problem of gun violence in the country.
Breaking the Chains of Occupational Licensing: How Reform Can Create More Jobs
Occupational licensing is a form of government regulation that requires individuals to obtain a license to legally perform certain jobs. These licenses are often expensive and time-consuming to obtain, and they can serve as barriers to entry for individuals who wish to enter a particular profession. This is especially true for low-income individuals, who may not be able to afford the costs associated with obtaining a license.
Probation and Parole Overhaul: How We Can Fix a Broken System
The United States criminal justice system is in dire need of probation and parole reform. The current system, which prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation and reintegration, is not only inhumane but also ineffective in reducing recidivism and promoting public safety.
5 Shocking Reasons the War on Drugs was a Complete Failure
The war on drugs, initiated by President Nixon in 1971, aimed to combat drug abuse and drug trafficking in the United States. However, over the past 50 years, it has become increasingly clear that the war on drugs has been an utter failure and has caused more harm than good. Here are some of the key reasons why the war on drugs has failed:
Self Defense is part of Consent Culture
Consent culture is a movement that promotes the idea that all forms of intimacy, whether physical or emotional, should be entered into with the explicit consent of all parties involved. This movement aims to create a world where individuals are empowered to make their own choices about their bodies and personal space, and where boundaries are respected at all times. One critical aspect of consent culture is the right to self-defense.
Uncovering the Truth: Why We Can't Just Move On from the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges faced by the world in recent history, causing widespread economic, social, and political upheaval. While many have praised the actions taken by governments and public health officials to respond to the crisis, others have raised serious concerns about the measures that've been implemented, including lockdowns, travel restrictions, and widespread vaccine mandates. It's unacceptable to simply accept what was done during the COVID-19 pandemic without demanding answers and mechanisms to ensure accountability and prevent similar events from happening in the future.
The Dangers of Unlimited Government Spending
The reckless spending coming out of Congress is a major problem for the United States, as it puts the country on a dangerous path toward financial instability and economic ruin. As a libertarian conservative, I believe in limited government, individual freedom, and a strong economy. Unfortunately, the actions of our elected officials in Congress are putting all of these principles at risk.
Why the State Department's Global Engagement Center is a Threat to Our First Amendment Rights
The State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC) is a government agency that was created in 2016 to combat "foreign propaganda and disinformation." However, some believe that the GEC's actions pose a threat to freedom of speech and the open exchange of ideas in the United States.