Dylann Roof committed a heinous act in Charleston last week when he shot up an historic African-American church and killed nine people therein, presumably based on a racist ideology. When condemning Roof’s action, it is important to remember that Roof’s ideology itself did not commit the act. Rather, Roof himself acted with a depraved. murderous mind that even the most vile racists do not share. It is not wise or fair to use this act to silence those with what some perceive as similar views. Specifically, this act does not provide a compelling justification for banning or desecrating symbols of tradition and pride, such as the Confederate battle flag. Continue Reading
Potential 2016 presidential candidates take heed. Donald Trump has delivered one of the best presidential announcement speeches in a long time. Continue Reading
Some argue offensive words like “whore” or “slut” should be banned from usage—not in a legal sense but as a matter of social acceptability. I believe society need not render more words as so socially unacceptable that their very utterance destroys lives, causing those that speak such words to be shunned or lose their jobs. An example of one such word in existence is “nigger.” The word is so toxic that even words that sound similar (“niggardly”) create Continue Reading, no matter the outrage they cause.
As reported in The National Prohibitionist and at Independent Political Report, Rev. Greg Seltzer of Maryland is ending his 2016 campaign for president and is stepping down as Chairman of the Prohibition Party. This comes as the new Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan, a Republican, named Seltzer to the state’s Election Board.
Seltzer is a retired history professor and Presbyterian Minister. He took over as Prohibition Party Chairman early last year when Rev. Toby Davis, the 2012 vice presidential nominee, stepped down due to a busy schedule. He previously served on the Maryland Election Board from 2002 to 2006 during the state’s last Republican administration. Continue Reading
In a surreal display Thursday, prominent Internet sites celebrated as the federal government seized control over the last known vehicle for free expression. Twitter, Reddit, and Buzzfeed all applauded the FCC takeover of the Internet under the guise of “Net Neutrality.” As these sites ceded freedom for short term convenience, the FCC commenced its crusade against ISPs, opening the door to further Internet regulation—regulation that may not be so benevolent. Continue Reading
A while back, former Minerva Councilman and Deputy Mayor Phil Davison (“America’s Councilman“) wrote the following to me in a Facebook message. As he discusses his political prospects, Davison makes a short but profound statement about American politics.
The following was originally published on Wikinews January 6, 2015.
Christopher V. Hill of New Hampshire took some time to talk with Wikinews about his campaign for the Republican Party’s .veteran and airline pilot
Hill served in Continue Reading, flying about fifty combat missions. Shortly after the war, he returned to civilian life, working as a loader and then a pilot for the . In 2010, he organized the “Pilots and Patriots Defending the Constitution” ahead of that year’s midterm elections. Hill ran his first campaign for president in 2012, seeking the Republican nomination.