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Trampling on a Symbol of Liberty

Last August, 12-year-old Jaiden Rodriguez was kicked out of a public-school classroom in Colorado Springs after school officials decreed that the Gadsden flag patch on his backpack was “disruptive to the classroom environment.” Those Colorado officials didn’t know the meaning of “disruptive.” Thanks to savvy, thoughtful retorts by Jaiden’s mother in a video showdown at the school, the incident spurred ...

Conservatives Just Don’t Get It on Discrimination

Liberals, progressives, and other left-leaning individuals have made discrimination a dirty word. Their crusade against all forms of discrimination in employment, in housing, in public accommodations, in private organizations, and in life in general is an attack on private property, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, free enterprise, and freedom of contract. This does not mean, however, that conservatives are ...

Conservatives, Hate Crimes, and Victimless Crimes

Libertarianism and conservatism have been described as “uneasy cousins.” There are some issues where they can unite in opposition to the terrible policies of progressives: the green new deal, universal health care, free college tuition, gun-control laws, taxpayer-funded abortions, defunding the police, etc. But even when they seem to agree on something — like hate-crimes laws — the inconsistency ...