While the American political system is primarily designed to affirm individual sovereignty, making elected officials a channel of private interests divorces individuals from their rights.…View More The Incompatibility of Individualism and Representative Government
In terms of public actions, there are few more selfish acts than voting. Voting is an individual act: a vote for or against a candidate…View More Voting Is Selfish. Which Is Why Get-Out-The-Vote Drives Are Unseemly.
The idealist is often perceived as something akin to a knight of Arthurian legend: a man of exceptional virtue, who sidesteps the pitfalls of temptation…View More Idealism Has a Place in a Pragmatic World
Democratic government has its fair share of drawbacks, and perhaps none of these contributes to dysfunction so much as the constant pressure re-election exerts on…View More Lights, Camera, Politics
There is a strain of modern political thought that equates specialized knowledge and topical expertise with elitism, itself rooted in anti-populism. Such thinking contributes to…View More Congress Is Inept Because It Was Never Meant to Be the Primary Political Problem Solver
Originality has never been much of a virtue in politics. Protecting the long-term interests of the state, its officials and its citizens requires stasis. Politics…View More Statism Is Killing Creativity
What is the proper end of government? It is a deceptively simple question. For most Americans, the answer probably resonates with the broad goals outlined…View More What is the goal of government?