From the Right Side of Campus

Author: Stephen Gutowski

National Park Service Barricades Mount Vernon Parking Lots

On Tuesday morning the National Park Service barricaded the parking lots out front of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. According to Mount Vernon officials this created a disagreement between the two organizations. Since Mount Vernon is a privately funded and operated non-profit it has remained open throughout the shutdown despite the closure, and in many cases barricading, of publicly funded and operated national parks. Mount Vernon’s website even features a large image declaring “we’re open” on its front page. However, there was some disagreement about the ownership of parking lots outside of Mount Vernon and whether or not they should

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A Father’s Greatest Duty

A father’s greatest duty is to protect his family. Johnny Bridges was forced to fulfill that duty late last week. According to ABC Cleveland, three armed men grabbed Mr. Bridges’s fiancé as she left the family’s home to take their kids to camp. Thankfully Mr. Bridges saw the men accosting his fiancé and was able to grab his firearm. As the armed criminals tried to force Mr. Bridges’s fiancé back into the home he shot one of the men and forced them to flee. His fiancé and kids are now safe thanks to his actions. “I just wanted to make

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The Government Is Killing Buses All Over Again

Statists never learn. According to Reason TV, in the early part of the 20th century the government began heavily regulating a new industry in the midst of its unprecedented expansion. That industry was busing. And the regulations overreached to include setting fares, schedules, and even outlawing competition in some areas. The bureaucratic mess created by the government ended up crushing the industry. The industry remained in a slump until President Reagan removed many of the devastating and unnecessary regulations from the industry and some dynamic entrepreneurs brought the industry back from the brink. Now, many new bus lines are popping

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True American Badasses

Instead of dedicating our time to worshiping those who pretend to be badasses for a living, I say we start honoring the true American Badasses. Those who put their lives on that thin red line that separates civilization from barbarism. Liberty from tyranny. Freedom from slavery. They are, and have always been, America’s last, best hope.

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