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.

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.

Breaking: John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

The Republican senator has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Turn Your State Yellow!

I will focus on how to quickly and effectively use the libertarian party as a means of achieving liberty.

Is Petersen’s Party Permutation Principled?

By Ryan Lau | MISSOURI This past Tuesday, 2016 Libertarian Presidential runner-up, Austin Petersen, announced a bid for Senate in his home state of Missouri. This move, which would otherwise be viewed exceptionally highly by all libertarians, has one key flaw. Petersen switched his political affiliations and is running as a Republican. However, I do ...

NExit: “We Have What it Takes to Secede”

Since the founding of our nation, many groups and confederations have sought to break free from the reins of the federal government

The True Cost of War

By Ryan Lau | MIDDLE EAST After the absolute strategic mishap that was the military’s decision to shoot down a Syrian plane in Syrian airspace, tensions are once again rising between the United States and Russia. This is not remotely surprising, given Vladimir Putin’s close ties with Bashar Al-Assad of Syria, but rather it is ...

The Best Defense? One that Doesn’t Kill or Steal.

The United States has brought an interventionist foreign policy to foreign conflicts for decades, and it's doing more harm than good.