All posts by Ryan Lau

Ryan is currently a high school senior in the state of Connecticut. He is a staunch libertarian and agorist, believing that peaceful disobedience is the way to limit or end the destructive actions of the government. He was first introduced to the libertarian ideology through the campaigns of Ron and Rand Paul, gradually rejecting socially conservative beliefs in favor of liberty. Since then, Ryan has been influenced by the works of Samuel Konkin, Ludwig von Mises, and Leo Tolstoy.

Ryan is a member of his school’s debate club, and he guided his team to a tournament victory this year. He has also been on school teams for baseball, soccer, and golf, though he now prefers the individual sports of running and skiing. Last fall, Ryan completed his first marathon, and plans to run a fifty mile race this November.

Outside of athletics, Ryan is involved in the Boy Scouts and is currently working towards becoming an Eagle Scout. He is also musically inclined, playing the piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone in his school’s concert, marching, and jazz bands. Last May, he performed the piano solo of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the Bushnell Theater. Looking forward, he hopes to apply to Colorado College, University of Vermont and Middlebury, to pursue a degree in political science.

Rand Paul’s Vote is About to Become Much More Powerful

Rand Paul may have just become the new deciding factor in nearly every Republican decision for the foreseeable future.

Why Must Police and DEEP Officials Flex Their Muscles on a Beloved Local Animal?

Ryan Lau|[USA] Enter Old Wethersfield, Connecticut, and you may see it as not unlike many other New England towns. Though the picturesque multicolored leaves, quaint little shops and businesses, and beautiful 17th century architecture may not be unique, one thing surely is. For several months, a magnificent and friendly turkey, named Kevin, roamed around in ...

Would a Government Shutdown Really be That Bad?

What would the problem with the government going away even be?

“Innocent Until Proven Guilty” for All, But Not You!

Assumptions are a dangerous tool. We should be wary of the conclusion we reach when lacking evidence.

The Paradise of Libertarian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, like many other aspects of America, is facing a series of government created drawbacks.

California Shooting Proves the Futility and Tyranny of State’s Rights

The state's rights card has had its last pull.

Why Roe was Wrong: Part 3

With the exception of cases in which the mother’s life is in great danger, abortion is a practice which holds no firm grounds for existence in the legal or moral realms.

Why Roe was Wrong: Part 2

The second part of the case against the verdict of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Why Roe was Wrong: Part 1

The first part of a series on why Norma McCorvey, also known as Roe, was incorrect.

Tread on my Flag, not my Rights!

Prohibiting the ability to stand on flags is a violation of most basic speech rights.