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.
In the vernacular, the role of representatives is most often understood in terms of how they service the interests of the polity: the average citizen…View More Congressional Representatives Should Secure Rights, Not Interests
Political reform, whether it favors sweeping institutional overhauls or looks to fixes tailored towards more narrow problems, operates under the assumption that government dysfunction ultimately…View More The Missing Element of Political Reform Debates
The aftermath of the 2016 election is a tale of two separate and competing definitions of equality. To those lobbying for the abolition of the…View More Defining equality in the American political system