Author: John Ellis

America and War: An Empire or a Republic?

We need to completely revoke the authorization for the War on Terror. The War on Terror is a Blank Check which we have been using to “cash in” wherever and whenever we want to drop bombs on someone. Although I

Posted in Empire, Middle East, Republic, Separation of Powers, War on Terror

Gay Marriage and Equal Rights: The Left and the Right Both Have the Wrong Solution

The current marriage equality movement within the LGBT community has two important problems in the fight for equal rights. First, it doesn’t actually solve the problem of equal rights and discrimination. Second, it relies on government coercion to force everyone

Posted in Discrimination, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, Government Mandates, Government Regulations, Human Rights, LGBT

Abortion: The Ultimate Human Rights Violation

The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a foundational principle of our country. Without life, there cannot be liberty or the pursuit of happiness. For those most interested in defending our liberty, the right to life

Posted in Abortion, Human Rights, Right to Life

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Absurdity of Gun Control

When you read the intent and reasoning the Founders had for including the Second Amendment you realize two things, 1) we should not have a standing national army and 2) individual American citizens must have military grade weapons to guard

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Government Mandates, Government Regulations, Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Liberty, Free Markets, and the Business Owner

When the government mandates who a private business owner must hire, how much they must be paid, and who they must sell their goods and services to, the liberty of that business owner has been taken from them by the

Posted in Business Owners, Discrimination, Free Markets, Freedom of Association, Government Mandates, Government Regulations

The Unintended Consequences of Federal Student Loan Programs

The massive student loan debt that individuals in our country have accumulated is just another example of the unintended consequences that result from ostensibly good intentions. When the Federal government interferes in the free market by providing or guaranteeing loans,

Posted in Debt, Student Loans

Obama Immigration Move: Liar, Idiot or Dictator?

The President has said on several occasions that the move he just made on illegal immigration was not possible. He sums it up best with this phrase during a Telemundo interview on immigration reform: “I’m not a king. You know,

Posted in Illegal Immigration, Immigration, President Obama