The short answer to this question is yes. It is very possible to remain true to the principles of libertarianism while applying a pragmatic approach. The two are not mutually exclusive. However, some candidates and leaders in the Libertarian Party will tell you otherwise. The most telling example is the Libertarian Party Vice Chairman, Arvin … Continue reading Can You Remain Principled While Being Pragmatic?
Dear Public Servants in the US House and Senate, In a recent Inspector General's report from July 26, 2016, there was 6.5 trillion dollars that the Pentagon could not account for. Yes, that's 6.5 trillion with a T. That's one-third of our current national debt. If a business couldn't account for 6.5 trillion dollars, the … Continue reading An Open Letter to the U.S. House & Senate
There has been a lot of debate recently about whether or not to increase the minimum wage in the United States. Many who work retail and fast food are considering it unfair they don't receive higher wages. I have a personal story to tell you about my time in the combat zone of Iraq. As … Continue reading A Personal Story About Pay
The President has threatened to cut troop pay, social security payments, veterans benefits, etc. if he doesn't get his way on the debt ceiling. Let me show you some math on where money should be cut before EVER removing pay from those who need it most: Presidential Salary: $400,000 Vice President Salary: $231,900 Rank and … Continue reading Where Cuts Should Come before Not Paying Troops/Vets
After lots of thought, and studying the issues, I feel now it is appropriate to make an official statement on the proposed military intervention in Syria. To begin, my answer is that I cannot support our military being used in this conflict. The first reason I cannot support a military strike in Syria is because … Continue reading Statement on Syria
Interview with Craig Bowden Independent Candidate for Congress In my never ending search for viable Independent Candidates to run for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2014 I believe I've found another winner. When I ran across Craigs twitter account I noticed he said he was running for Congress in 2014 so I … Continue reading Written Interview from David Welch