foreign policy

Terrorism is the only protest left

For the last 2 days, the world has been focused on the terrorist attacks in Paris. Much like lots of Donald Trump campaign trail rhetoric, terrorism is focused on triggering media coverage, not actual effectiveness. In the grand scheme of things, the downing of the Russian airliner out of Sharm El-Sheikh, where 135 people died, Read More

The 2nd Amendment and foreign policy

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In the wake of the movie theater shooting in Colorado I’ve been thinking a lot about gun control. I’m going to put Read More

Afghanistan: FUBAR. Time to leave; what are we waiting for?

Foreign policy decisions are being made by a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, four Marines urinating and a trash burning detail that couldn’t read Arabic. No matter what the dreams are of our leaders, the idea that foreigners can force stability on another country without creating animosity is irrational, especially when there hasn’t been stability in Read More

Dayton Grassroots Daily Show v25 “common defense”

We’ve been taking some heat for what should and shouldn’t be included in the “public good”- from schools to roads. Almost universally, even the most anti-big-government voices still believe in the need for a “common defense.” However, our choices in foreign policy have often come back to haunt us. Picking sides in far away wars Read More