Trafficking: Some Solutions

The month was April, the year 2008. I was in Brazil with my mom, learning more about World Childhood Foundation, an international non-profit she works with. During our visit, we toured a community outreach facility located in the midst of São Paulo, South America’s largest city. The volunteers were attempting to educate and engage the poor, children and adults […]

Finding Common Ground

A government of and by the people necessarily demands compromise; without it, we cannot progress. As a young Republican, I lament the last four years. The far-right, about which I have spoken extensively, has done nothing but polarize, tearing moderates to shreds and lambasting RINOs — conservatives who dare to shake hands with the other side. The House of Representatives […]

What Has Hillary Done?

What is Hillary Clinton’s greatest accomplishment? For millions of fawning Democrats, this question is impossible to answer. Clinton’s achievements, it seems, are so numerous and important that naming only one would not do justice to her awesome-ness. Unfortunately for the Left, this perception — that Hillary Clinton is more qualified than any presidential candidate in recent history — falls flat when […]

God Bless Our Veterans

This post need not be long; words alone cannot express my gratitude to the millions who have given up their lives to defend freedom. Through hundreds of years, scores of wars, famous battles and those little-known, valiant men and women have fought; as units, battalions, regiments, and individuals, they have faced the enemy. Britain, France, […]

Boko Haram: Politicizing Tragedy

Hundreds of school-age girls kidnapped and Republicans want to incriminate Hillary? I’d expect nothing less. With its emphasis on personal responsibility and freedom, the GOP is often considered cold, harsh, and mean; evidently, asking individuals to stand on their own two feet and make a living is immoral. Normally, I would reject this characterization: though the media works to hide it, compassionate conservatism […]

America’s Oligarchy

Years ago, political candidates ran on ideas, driven by the enthusiasm of voters who wanted to change the world and make it a better place. Today, money is king. As a conservative who believes in the power of the people, this sickens me. I understand that campaigns need money, and that the world is becoming more expensive every day. […]

Trafficking – The Government’s Role

“There are more people in slavery today than at any other time in human history.” — Free the Slaves Approximately 30 million sex and labor slaves live in our free, democratic world; human trafficking is a $32 billion industry; 1 million children are exploited for commercial sex every year; 14,500-17,500 slaves are brought into the United States annually; […]

H*yas for Life

The pro-choice movement has failed women. The pro-life movement has failed women. We have all failed women. When discussing abortion, I often rely purely on facts: I remind readers that nearly 60 million babies have been aborted in the United States since 1973; that abortion is the #1 cause of death in the black community; that sex-selective abortion has artificially depressed the […]

Lose the Tea Party

As the fight for our future rages on, a number of people have come to think political success lies further to the right, that ‘becoming’ more conservative — or libertarian — is the key to a Republican resurgence. I could not disagree more. In my humble opinion, the Tea Party and its far-right companions are […]