Tag Archives: Social Values

Overcriminalization is not Conservative: Why Republican Senators Should Support S. 2123

  S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA), is inherently conservative because it benefits Americans while significantly reducing federal spending. The current changes to SRCA examined in the Senate aim to address the concerns of some legislators while keeping the substantive reforms to the nation’s broken justice system. If nothing is done, the […]

The Destruction of Discourse on Campus

This article relates to recent events involving free speech on campus. Last week, a heinous attack against conservatism, perpetrated by a group using the handle “@AUJusticeLeague,” ignited on Twitter. Responding to students posting pro-life flyers promoting the message #DefundPlannedParenthood, the “Justice League” tore down the flyers, vandalized them, and posted a picture displaying a middle […]

A Modest Proposal: Addressing Marriage Equality

Republicans recurrently headline the media with their stark opposition to same-sex marriage. Claims refuting same-sex marriage typically involve references to the Christian faith, religious freedom, and the pollution of traditional family values. Republicans believe that the “definition of marriage,” one man and one woman, must describe all American families. While Republicans harangue the American people […]

LGBT Not Welcome: Legalized Intolerance or 1st Amendment Right?

Indiana found itself in a national firestorm after Governor Mike Pence (R) signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law. RFRA is perceived as granting religious business owners the right to refuse service for members of the LGBT community, but other laws similar to RFRA have not had that result. LGBT advocates believe the […]

Conservative Students: Bullied into the Shadows

As I sat in my Monday morning policy course, I listened to my professor say, “Conservative students have complained about being uncomfortable on a campus as liberal as AU, well then WHY ARE YOU HERE?” Dear Professor, believe me I have already asked myself that question. If you are a student at American University, there […]