Who do you believe, nowadays?
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Michael McGrady is a political science undergraduate at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His policy focus areas include national security, civil liberties, technology, and outer space. In addition to being a rising college journalist with publications like Red Alert Politics, Campus Reform, and The College Fix, he has also has been featured in The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The American Thinker, and The Denver Post. Email him at [email protected]
From one Coloradoan to another, Neil Gorsuch, keep on the right track to be the next Supreme Court Justice our country desperately needs.
“A narrow-minded soul would view any difference as opposition and diversity as adversary. But to a broad-minded one, difference means richness in colors and postures, and diversity embodies unity and harmony,” Mr. Ye Xiaowen at Chung Chi College of Chinese University of Hong Kong stated in 2001.
2017 is certainly a year that has seen the First Amendment challenged from all sides, and it isn’t even half way through March. Believe or not, the First Amendment protections that we have all come to enjoy are so far reaching that freedom of conscience debates can pop up in even the most unlikely of policy areas.
There is something dark at work in Pyongyang. That something is clearly a blatant disregard for ensuring international security. Let’s be honest, this was pretty apparent, but with the recent ballistic missile test launches that dropped junk in sovereign Japanese waters is an international threat at its finest.
Milton Friedman once said that “Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” This sentiment carries weight onto the low and middle-income Americans who are dependent on alternative financial solutions such as prepaid cards.
Among all of the Trump appointees to the Cabinet, Ben Carson’s confirmation process was one of the quietest. After a 58-41 final vote in the U.S. Senate, the retired neurosurgeon and former presidential hopeful is now taking the helm of a multi-billion-dollar agency of over 8,000 civil servants.
Mr. President, you had me at “Joint Address to Congress.”
Let me be very clear...
James Madison, in the Federalist No. 46, highlighted that national and state government are affirmed, “but different agents and trustees of the people constituted with different powers." In the Federalist No. 28, Alexander Hamilton indicated that these specific levels of governmental authority should be entrusted to provide citizens’ a benefit. “If they’re [the citizens’] rights are invaded by either; they can make use of the other as the instrument of redress."
A week cannot go by without the news media covering the “Hermit Kingdom” of North Korea. Even way before the recent ballistic missile tests and Kim Jong Un allegedly killing his own brother via female assassins, dealing with the North has been tricky and life-threatening. If you’re a history buff, as I am, you will know that the Korean War was one of the most costly conflicts of the Cold War era. Hundreds of thousands died on all sides, as the war was one of the most ambitious gambles of Maoist China and the Soviet Union.
What a week... A certain North Korean leader’s brother is assassinated after some lovely ballistic missile tests, the G20 meets in Bonn, and one of America’s lead national security advisors is fired. Oh, what fun!
Normally, it is not characteristic of me to speak foul of people charged with supporting the mission of our country’s national security; however, today is a special occasion, I must sadly report.
Continuously, the threats spewing from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, have put the United States and its partners in a precarious position. This is especially the case with the new presidential administration and when relations between the DPRK and the West are so tense, you can cut through it with a knife.
For the longest time, the world has watched in horror as thousands across the world have suffered at the hands of despotic governments due to oppressed peoples merely exercising their naturally endowed right to freedom of conscience.
When the media picked up the story of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Senator Susan Collins, also a Republican, stating that they will not support Betsy DeVos to be confirmed as the next education secretary, all hell broke loose.
It is no secret that the Trump Administration has, in less than a few weeks, already “flipped the script” on policy and regulatory skulking in the federal government.
Commonly, many don’t associate economic liberty and religious liberty together. Essentially, the two topics are split and are championed by several different groups; whom of which, have very different intentions. However, is it possible to amalgamate the two ideas? The short answer, in my analysis on this paradigm, is “yes.”
Consider this scenario... in the monotone voice of Ira Glass, “Tonight on This American Life, we examine how crypto-fascist Donald Trump threatens the federal funds required to produce my obtuse radio show.”