Six years ago today, Eric Garner was brutally murdered by NYPD cops. Many people agree that the murder of Garner and the protests that rose up around the country (and the world) immediately afterwords marks the unofficial start of the modern Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading BLM at Six Years
I would like to give you a little insight as to what is going on in police officer’s minds (at least the good ones). I will not name names or departments but here is a summarized version of a pretty productive conversation me and a police officer had. Continue reading Straight from the Horses Mouth: A Look at How Cops in America Think
I won’t sit here and pretend to be privy to some secret cosmological truth after just two semesters of college. Better men than me have spent their entire lives pondering, only to leave this planet just as confused, if not more, than when they entered. A theory of everything would shake the foundations of my beliefs, no doubt, but I must admit I would commit my life and career to searching for such a theory if given the chance. Maybe this suggests that I would make a bad scientist, or perhaps that I am a bad Christian. Though I have no solid answers, what I do have is a head full of questions. Continue reading Free Will-y?
By J. Lee Miller, Jr. Every Fourth of July if you are my friend on Facebook you get to endure two things from me. The first is a posting of the Declaration of Independence (the original Brexit) and my “’Murica meme dump.” All throughout the year I collect pro-America memes. I am sure you have seen memes like these: the ones that say “There are … Continue reading I Need to Rethink July 4th
“I have to vote for the lesser of two evils until the good candidate has a chance to win.” You might think this sounds pragmatic, but really, it’s nothing more than glory-seeking cowardice. Pioneers have defined our world. The first ones to stand against slavery will never have a stories written about them, but without them, we’d still have people in chains. The first people … Continue reading Where Have Our Pioneers Gone?
Hey liberty friends! I have a challenge for you: Think of someone who is passionate about something that you aren’t that excited about. Ask them where that passion came from. This is why: I think the divide between the left and the right is less about hating each other and more about not loving each other.Yes, before you go looking for exceptions, there are people … Continue reading Where Passion Comes From
In part one I made the claim that racist individuals exist, and that very little could be done to combat this. I argued that the solution lies in limiting our ever-expanding government. I believe both points to be true, however I must admit it is slightly unfair for me to place all the blame on the government and their operating agencies. After all, government is nothing more than a slightly skewed reflection of ourselves. Looking inward at ourselves, we see a host of problems that arise on a national level and disproportionately affect racial minorities. Continue reading Does America Have a Race Issue? Pt 2.
If you are thinking that surely we have seen the the worst that 2020 has to offer, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I ardently believe you are wrong. The November election is taking shape to be a storm that could easily make these other disasters and near-disasters pale in comparison. Continue reading 2020 Will Get Worse: The Election is a Looming Disaster
I ‘m very sympathetic to the idea of just dropping the conversation about race entirely. After all, it was an amazing vision that Martin Luther King Jr had when he conjectured, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” And while … Continue reading Why We Have to Talk About Race and Cancer
Yes, but that doesn’t mean that the solution is we just “stop being racist”. Things are never that simple. The real problem is that racists have too much power. Continue reading Does America Have a Race Issue? Pt. 1