This afternoon, President Trump ordered that the nation’s Governors allow their churches to reopen this weekend, deeming them essential to America. A few thoughts on this: Continue reading Are Churches Essential to America?
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
Trump is insisting that his name be added to the millions of physical stimulus checks being sent out to millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “I Have the Biggest Insecurity! Believe Me, Believe Me.”
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
It is impossible to predict when exactly American life will return to normal, if ever at all. The virus has exposed serious weaknesses in our government’s ability to respond to such a disaster and Americans have been forced to re-evaluate their values and priorities. Eventually travel and business restrictions will be lifted, however, it seems obvious that both the free market and legislators must seriously consider how to prevent and prepare for the next viral outbreak or general disaster. Where capital is invested in the future will be a hot topic of conversation once the smoke clears. How employers operate and consumers purchase will also change. Continue reading A Post-COVID-19 America
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
Shane Hazel, a Georgia raised Marine Combat Veteran was nominated at the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s 2020 Convention to run for United States Senate. Hazel previously ran in 2018 for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District and since then has hosted the podcast The Rebellion with Banks and Shane along with political consultant, Banks Wise. Continue reading Interview with Shane Hazel