“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?
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 was angry that they would make the Libertarian Party less respected by the establishment. The joke was on me though: they helped me realize that the establishment never would respect we heretics who stray outside of the two-party system. I was worried that my friends wouldn’t even consider voting for Vermin. The joke was on me though: many of my friends take the idea of Trump v. Biden far less seriously than they do Vermin’s candidacy. Most of all though, I was scared that Vermin and Spike didn’t actually stand for anything, that they were just here for the laughs and good times. The joke was on me though: these two fantastic men have built a campaign fueled by empathy, love, generosity, and goodwill. Now I’m proud to say that I and Heretic are in on the joke. Continue reading I Endorse Vermin Supreme
One would think – given Amash’s excellent track record as a political independent, libertarian bonafides, Federal experience, and personal likability – that libertarians would be thrilled, overjoyed, absolutely moving heaven and earth to welcome Amash into both the Presidential race and party. But no, that’s not the case. Continue reading Political Parties are for Winning
Let me get this out of the way: I can’t stand Bernie Sanders. He’s inauthentic about his wealth, he didn’t apologize to the women sexually assaulted during his campaign until he decided he wanted to run for president again, and he’s frequently supported expanding government at the expense of American lives, freedom, and rights. That being said, it’s time to recruit his followers for liberty. … Continue reading Bringing in the Bernie Bros
If Bernie Sander does not drop out of the presidential race now, he needs to at least stop lying about his intentions. He’s no longer running to win, but rather, just to hurt Joe Biden. And he’s putting the health of voters and the country at risk to do it. Continue reading Bernie Needs to Be Honest
Is it absurd to think that some states might not certify results? Is it ridiculous to imagine Democratic swing-state governors and secretary of states refusing to certify results to deny Trump a clear victory? Is it absurd to think that a President who fancies himself a king might even postpone the election if it was looking like his defeat was likely? Continue reading Do You Want a House of Cards Election?
In this age of Trumpism and ever-growing oligarchy, coronavirus is yet another force testing democratic ideals and institutions to their limits. Continue reading A Clash of Democratic Ideals
I refuse to support a candidate who does not take peace seriously, and Tulsi is the only remaining candidate giving an anti-war message the centrality it deserves. I am proudly voting for peace today; I am proudly voting for Tulsi Gabbard. I urge anyone horrified by warfare and imperialism to do so as well. Continue reading Why I’m Proud to Vote for Tulsi
Over the past month, I’ve used FiveThirtyEight’s Democratic Primary Forecast and the always-fun 270ToWin map generator tools to produce a timelapse of the national Democratic primary. I started this project the day of the Iowa Caucuses, and have collected data up to the results of Super Tuesday. Continue reading Timelapse of the Democratic Primary – From Iowa to Super Tuesday