If you haven't heard, I have some great news for you. President Donald J. Trump has declared war against ISIS in Syria and is calling for a rapid withdrawal of US troops there.
What do Adora, Luke Skywalker and I have in common? It isn't our skin, hair, sex or mettle, though I have often arrogantly asserted I could be the heroic type if I had to be.
September 11, 2001 was one of the worst days of my life. I lived in Southern California and was 13 years old when the Twin Towers fell. I don't remember the day we learned Bin Laden was dead. My wife and I were listening to Wayne Resnick on KFI, so it was a Saturday or Sunday night. Our firstborn was around two years old and we struggled to tell her that we were elated that WE, the United States, had finally brought Justice to the man who planned the deaths of over 3000 Americans.
I don't know if I am an Anarchist, Minarchist or just some incoherent strain of libertarian. I know I am favor of extreme free speech and self-autonomy. Those freedoms are rooted in Property Rights
I find it bitterly ironic that The Constitution Center is heaping accolades on collectivist authoritarians like the deadly quartet I cited above when their mentality and the policies springing from them, hurt people like the other half of the recent Liberty Medal recipients. The Constitution is designed to protect the Rights of the individual. The State has broken free of those chains a little more with each President, each conflict and each crisis.