There are going to be these types of bumps in the road, no doubt. You’re talking about reversing a century of prohibition and the cultural acceptance is not entirely there yet, either.
Martin Luther King, Jr was and is not the head of some monolithic civil rights movement for all time.
I think as a country, we have a tendency to employ amnesia to history and to not have much introspection about what we do due to the aforementioned belief in exceptionalism
In Ferguson, minority outrage at police mistreatment has intersected with the libertarian critique of state power in a way that has brought the concerns of both groups to a national audience.
There is no systematic accountability for officer wrongdoing, our culture too often defers them the benefit of the doubt and as such, we’ve lost sight of the community policing model in favor of police militarization, all of which is built upon the fear-mongering that an officer’s job is uniquely dangerous when it’s not.
“Libertarians have concrete policy proposals to protect against such ills. One needn’t embrace their entire philosophy to see the wisdom in them.”
An unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was killed because he was walking down the street with another friend. Jaywalking. If I'm walking down that street with a friend, am I going to be accosted? Probably not.
First, let’s get the wacky stuff (albeit, people genuinely believe this) out of the way: No, the 50,000 unaccompanied children Continue reading