Advocate Brad Published in Outside the Beltway

Advocate Brad Schlesinger was published in Outside the Beltway about how the drug war disappeared the jury trial.

With an out-of-control prison population and burgeoning criminal codes full of laws that punish a host of non-violent consensual behavior, it’s far past time to end the one-size-fits-all mandatory minimum sentencing laws the 1980′s drug war fervor brought us. Doing so will allow the role of the criminal jury trial to at least be restored to a modicum of its intended status – a check on the largely unconstrained and arbitrary police power of the state. A truly free society requires it. As 19th century American intellectual Lysander Spooner so aptly wrote back in 1852, “if the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.”

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Advocate Julian Published in the Daily Caller

Advocate Julian Adorney was published in The Daily Callerabout a the appropriate response to “secular stagnation,” or the a period of long-term stagnation in our economy owing to depressed aggregate demand.

Summers and Krugman are right about one thing: we’re in a period of secular stagnation. But the cure isn’t more government stimulus and easy money. What we need is a dose of laissez-faire economics.

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Advocate Rebecca Published in TownHall

Advocate Rebecca Furdek was published in TownHallabout a recent recommendation in Politico for America to have a king.

So, what’s a proper President to do?

For the answer, let us return to history. Let us return to George Washington.

As the Revolutionary War came to a close, King George III asked American-born painter Benjamin West what George Washington planned to do after winning independence. West replied, “They say he will return to his farm.”

“If he does that,” said the king, “he will be the greatest man in the world.”

Read the rest of the piece here.

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Advocate Yaël Published in PanAm Post

Young Voices Advocate Yael Ossowski was published by The Pan American Post writing about the benefits of open borders.

Most of the blame can and should be placed at the hands of the ruling socialist regime, which has deprived its people of so many opportunities, but the buck does not stop there. As the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa demonstrate, determined people can find a way to subvert authoritarianism and bring about greater democracy.

But in order to get there, they need the means. They need trade. They need to be able to improve their economic conditions and have helpful partners in the US government. They need the economic opportunity which would be immediately granted once US Americans are free to spend money in Cuba, travel to Cuba, and trade with Cuban businesses.

You can find the entire opinion piece here.

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