My tenure in elementary school is not so recent and most of my time as a child alludes my memory. But they say that repetition breeds memorization and it is for this reason that some parts of my time at Highland Public School in beautiful Galt, Ontario remain burned into my psyche. One such memory … Continue reading When Will They Ever Learn?
It was, of course, totally justified and absolutely necessary that the Northern U.S. states invaded the Southern U.S. states in 1861 in what is properly called the "U.S. Civil War". To think otherwise makes one a barbarian, a brute, or a neanderthal. Since I am none of those things, I accept whole heartedly the contention … Continue reading Why the UK Should Have Invaded America in 1833
Contracts are one of the most important human institutions which contribute to our continued peaceful coexistence and to our flourishing. Saying that, how could I support National Democratic Party of Canada leader, Jagmeet Singh's, plan to cancel student debt? If students agreed to pay some amount of money at a future date, should they be … Continue reading Why I Support Singh’s Proposal to Cancel Student Debt
Two weekends ago I went to the Students for Liberty Top Leadership Retreat in Twin Lake Michigan, just outside of Grand Rapids. It was a great trip and I was happy to connect in person with people whom I had spent a long time only knowing online. There were also great talks including a surprise … Continue reading Those Damn Americans: Some Oddities From My Time at the Students for Liberty Retreat
"May Freedom Forever Fly" flag Through a busy seven days of writing term papers, grading undergraduate work, and writing blog posts, I had the fortune of attending the #NoMoreLockdowns protest at Confederation Square in Peterborough where I'm currently living (for at least the next four months). The protest began at noon on Saturday. It was … Continue reading My Time at the Peterborough #NoMoreLockdowns Protest
A great and wonderful thing is happening here in Ontario! Doug Ford and his "conservative" party have implemented (by his own admission) "the strictest measures in all of North America" in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. That's not the good news, of course. It is the public reaction to these lockdowns that is … Continue reading Lockdowns, Cops, and The Decentralization of Ontario
Last week I published a blog post with Students for Liberty about Biden's role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and his plans to stop supporting it. Briefly, here is the story of the U.S. in Yemen so far: In 2015 the Obama administration (in which Biden was the VP) gave vocal support for the … Continue reading Philosophical Footnotes on Biden and Trump in Yemen
Two days ago the Ford government issued a stay-at-home order following a declaration of the second state of emergency since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. After some had claimed that there was "confusion" surrounding the new orders the Ford administration offered this FAQ. The FAQ attempts to define some of the confusing language within … Continue reading Legal Clarity and the Lawlessness of Ford’s Stay-At-Home Order
Texas GOP Chair, Allen West, has boldly suggested that "Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution" after the Supreme Court tossed out a Texas-led case to contest the 2020 presidential election results. After this, State Representative for District 73, Kyle Biedermann, claiming that "the … Continue reading Texit or President Xi?
Dear Trump supporter, As the old saying goes, 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' and I assure you that you have a friend in me. We have the same enemy. It's the people that spent four years accusing our president of colluding with the Russians when there was nothing to be found. It's … Continue reading An Open Letter to Trump Supporters: Your Enemies are Mine