college-experienceIf you live near a college campus—especially if you have occasion to drive by at midnight on a weekend—it’s clear that there’s a lot of eating out, a lot of drinking, and a lot of whatever else goes along with those things. There is no good reason to force us to subsidize this.

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Why Not Try Freedom?

May 17, 2016

Why not try freedom

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Ross Douthat makes a very concise case for torpedoing Trump’s candidacy:

All presidents are tempted by the powers of the office, and congressional abdication has only increased that temptation’s pull. President Obama’s power grabs are part of a bipartisan pattern of Caesarism, one that will likely continue apace under Hillary Clinton.

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A left-leaning friend of mine explains in a recent Facebook post that he’s not pro-choice, he’s pro-abortion.

If he were talking about anything else, he would sound like a great Lockean libertarian:

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Doesn't Pay Her Interns

Hillary Clinton wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour.  At a speech last year, she said,

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At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey has great further discussions of how today’s Supreme Court decision threatens conservatives’ and Christians’ freedom, and what Republicans in Congress are doing about it.

2005: Our marriage won’t affect your rights.

2014: Bake a cake or be destroyed.

2015: We won’t touch your church. Promise. Tee hee.

Current events provide a reminder that however ugly our disagreements, there’s a lot of value in preserving a pluralistic, (classically) liberal society, where we leave each other free to make our own choices and live our own lives, to the extent possible.

If Germany makes it illegal to buy or sell Mein Kampf, how do they know people weren’t going to buy it in order to study history and make sure it isn’t repeated?

If we pressure Walmart etc. to stop selling Confederate battle flags, how do we know people weren’t going to buy them in order to burn them?