Inalienable Rights · Social Issues · The Constitution

Christian-run Businesses: The Double Standard

A few days ago, I talked about the misunderstanding of equal rights and how it’s running up against freedom of association. The most clear example of this conflict is in the cases of Christian bakers, florists, and photographers. For simplicity, I will use the case of Baronelle Stutzman  (more specifically, Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers) to illustrate. NOTE: There are free… Continue reading Christian-run Businesses: The Double Standard

Inalienable Rights · Social Issues · The Constitution

Equal Rights vs. Freedom of Association

These days, there’s a lot of discussion about how important “equal rights” are to maintaining freedom in America (and other countries with similar laws and legal structures, but I’m focusing on just the USA). The most clear champions of the term are social progressives, who constantly seek to “progress” society by identifying someone who is… Continue reading Equal Rights vs. Freedom of Association

Inalienable Rights · Politics

Oft Hated, Oft Misunderstood

Utter the words “American Exceptionalism” and many people will decry the phrase as rife with bigotry, moral superiority, and doe-eyed naivete. “What of the Native Americans? The black slaves? The Japanese Internment Camps? We’re not better than the rest of the world.” These critiques miss what American Exceptionalism is, and thus shoot at a target… Continue reading Oft Hated, Oft Misunderstood