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On multiculturalism

I recently wrote a piece on multiculturalism at Hot Air. It’s an interesting subject which has a lot of definitions. Here’s an excerpt of the piece.

I was brought up by my parents in Texas to acknowledge and honor other people, regardless of their race, religion, sex, or political ideology. Every human I meet is a potential friend, not a probable enemy. There are certainly differences, but most of those get thrown in the garbage dump, even if a friend would prefer to listen to, say, Katy Perry or Britney Spears versus my own preferred musical tastes of Amon Amarth and Coheed and Cambria. It’s certainly an easier match with a potential girlfriend to share (or at least accept) my own political and religious beliefs, and share a like or four, but romantic relationships are give and take. Friendships are give and take, as well, which is a good thing because it allows me to learn more about others, and vice versa.

The rest can be read here.

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Donald Trump is not a libertarian

My latest post at Hot Air looks at the ridiculous piece by Jonathan Chait at New York magazine suggesting the election of Donald Trump means the libertarian moment has “arrived.” Here is an snippet of the piece.

The preposterous allegation came as a bit of a jolt to yours truly, who has been a rather vocal critic of the President since his 2015 speech before a crowd in Arizona. It would be quite effortless to unleash a torrent of abuse and Viking berserker fury on Chait’s ridiculous notion alone. However, there are other libertarians who do a better job at using their “little grey cells,” to quote the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, to dispute and heap their own abuse on Chait’s gross distortion of our philosophy.

“I think there are a lot of dangers to liberty in Donald Trump’s presidency,” Cato Institute Executive Vice President David Boaz told me, while also indicating his annoyance with the headline of Chait’s screed, “The idea that Trump is some sort of manifestation of libertarianism, I just think is poorly founded.”

The rest can be read here.

 

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