February 9th, 2017 | J. Hodgson
February 1st, 2017 | T. Carter
When Trump won on November 8, America became a different place. It had been building up for years, but with Trump's victory came the defeat of the mainstream narratives that helped put Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton into office. The same narrative that was supposed to make Crooked Hillary Clinton the 45th president failed, marking the beginning of something new and exciting. Deep blue Democrat states like New York and California couldn't compete with the tired and forgotten people of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio. Donald Trump's ability to reach millions more people than CNN, MSNBC and the left-wing media caused America's establishment to cave in. 2017 will be the worst year for mainstream media, with faith in their abilities to report news at 32% among Americans.
February 1st, 2017 | R. Rados
One of the most basic tenets of libertarianism is the construction of barriers, borders and boundaries. These boundaries are usually invisible, but they could just as easily be manifested into something physical. To protect individual liberty, libertarians believe in placing constitutional limits on the government's power and reach. Figuratively, libertarians believe in building barriers around individuals to protect them from physical coercion, violence and various other external elements. Some libertarians would argue that they're building barriers around the government – but the outcome and intent are still the same: individual freedom. In most cases, to protect one individual from another, each individual requires a personal wall or protective boundary. The concept is the same as having walls and a locking door on your house.
February 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000
Explaining perfectly why we’re in the place we are today, Marcuse outlined a game-plan for the left, calling for a “Withdrawal of tolerance from regressive movements before they can become active; intolerance even toward thought, opinion, and word…” This sheds a lot of light onto why right wing groups are denied funding on campuses, why businesses are boycotted when it’s found out that owners support causes counter to left wing interests, and most importantly, why no one on the hard left is capable of having a rational, calm discussion without it ending in you being called a racist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic Nazi before they walk away.
February 1st, 2017 | M. Menuck
The conventional wisdom is that electoral reform in any shape or form would likely be fatal for conservative politics in Canada, and bitterly opposed by those of us on the right for our very survival. A system of ranked ballots, which is Justin Trudeau's clearly preferred choice, most certainly would, as it would place the Liberal Party as the near certain recipient of the second choice votes of both the Tories on the right and the NDP on the left. However, proportional representation, commonly known by its short form of PR, need not necessarily be an option conservatives should dismiss out of hand.
February 13th, 2017 | R. Rados
Bill C-16 was a bill passed in the House Of Commons in October. Despite what left-leaning bloggers and journalists tell you, the bill criminalizes a wider range of speech. Canadian hate speech laws have always covered race, religion and various other identities, but as a result of Bill C-16, the laws will cover gender identity. Essentially, the bill criminalizes individuals and groups for discriminating against men and women who don't identify with their scientific and biologically assigned identities. Under Canada's vaguely written hate speech laws, discrimination can be as simple as saying the wrong thing. Conservative and libertarian principles automatically reject the idea that individuals should be punished for speaking, but according to some Conservative leadership candidates, criminalizing the spoken and written word is totally legitimate.
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