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Gavin Wax

Gavin Wax has 14 articles published.

Gavin Wax
Gavin is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of The Liberty Conservative as well as an eCommerce entrepreneur. He is a strong believer in free markets and limited government.

Working Class Conservatives: The Only Path Forward

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One of the great unsolved mysteries that has routinely perplexed the pseudo-intellectual bubbles among academic socialists of the chair has been why the great majority of America’s working class have refused to embrace socialism to the same extent as their European and Latin American brethren. In the typical fashion of the ivory tower intelligentsia, scapegoats were conceived. They claim the proletariat revolution never spread to these shores, not least because of the economic and political destitution of socialism, but rather that the great mass of the American working class bought into a great and evil capitalist lie. What is this lie? Well, it can be best explained by the famous quote from American author and noted communist sympathizer, John Steinbeck: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” The quote perfectly fits into the patronizing progressive mindset that the working class are simply “too stupid to know what’s good for them” and thus they must be…

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Trump’s America: Generals And Businessmen In, Lawyers And Bureaucrats Out.

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In the 19th century, Scottish philosopher and historian, Thomas Carlyle, developed a theory of historiography which he coined as “The Great Man Theory.” This theory postulated that the process of historical examination is akin to a series of chronological biographies of these so called ‘Great Men.’ These great generals, artists, philosophers, theologians, and entrepreneurs were the ones who truly had decisive impacts on society, rather than the other way around. Caesar, Muhammad, Shakespeare, Luther, Napoleon, and Ford were not products of their time but the producers themselves. Now while this theory has largely fallen out of fashion within academic circles, it is still a useful conduit to examine the current political machinations of the present day. In the age of “Make America Great Again”, the mainstream media airwaves have been awash with cries of impropriety and “unprecedented” actions taken by the soon to be inaugurated President-elect Trump. Trump, by his very nature having no previous experience in elected office, is an unprecedented character for the office of the President.…

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Less Snowflakes, More Grit

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For the past several decades, within the dreary halls of every unionized public school in this country, a great fiction about our nation’s history has been spoonfed to the minds of the young and impressionable. They are programmed through a rigorous Prussian style system of repetition and regurgitation,  that what built this great country was not the ingenuity and ambition of great masters of industry and entrepreneurship, but rather a combination of some short lived and irrelevant union called “The Knights of Labor” and various federal government pork projects. The great American rag to riches histories of self-made men and business titans such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt, are belittled as nothing more than grand thieving robber barons who had to be put down and squashed by heroic Washington bureaucrats. This juvenile folklore passing as historical fact would be almost laughable if not for how widespread the acceptance of this myth has become. The state school system fails in most regards, but it has quite…

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Help Wanted: Cultural Enrichment

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Straddling the picturesque Dreisam River in the southeast German state of Baden-Württemberg is the small and quaint university city of Freiburg. On the night of October 16th, 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger was brutally raped and drowned in the Dreisam River. After a thorough investigation, amid much public outcry, the suspect was determined to be a 17-year-old Afghan migrant who had entered Germany illegally and applied for asylum. Despite a previous record of assault, he was allowed to stay in the country. Local authorities are now investigating the similar rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman in the nearby town of Endingen. Both of these horrific cases are but just a small piece in a growing litany of tragedies that have been occurring across Europe in the wake of this unprecedented migrant crisis.

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“Uneducated”: The Left’s Favorite Pejorative

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It is no secret that the Left are big supporters of a politically correct culture. They see no issue with constantly stiffing the free speech of anyone who disagrees with the politically correct narrative of the mainstream. They regularly clamp down on your free speech in the name of protecting the sensibilities of all those who happen to disagree. This policy has become so widespread on college campuses throughout the nation that it goes beyond merely condemning what people happen to say or feel, to physically placing the potential “victims” of your speech into so-called “safe spaces” in order to shield them from the dark and scary world of differing opinions. Now we have a situation where students not only graduate with mounting debt and no discernible job skills, but also a juvenile fear of a different worldview being expressed to them. These are the future leaders of our country and it perfectly illustrates the madness of the modern regressive left.

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The Myth Of Bernie Sanders

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The allure of Bernie Sanders, much like the allure of of socialism, is based on nothing more than myth. More broadly, it is based on a series of falsehoods and an unexamined history. A cursory view of the Democratic primary would have the casual observer believing that Senator Sanders was the clear loser of it all. Failing to secure the nomination and eventually having to support the Wall Street backed Hillary Clinton. Based on this, many surmised that he had failed.

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Democrats: Double Down!

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It is certainly a good time to be a Republican; outside of a University campus, of course. There is a lot to be happy about from a Republican perspective. A newly elected Republican President, several possible openings in the Supreme Court, control of the Senate, control of the House, 33 Governors, and 68 state legislative chambers, the highest in the Republican Party’s history. The level of dominance from the local all the way up to the federal level is something akin to the power New Deal Democrats enjoyed during the FDR years and something unseen for Republicans since the Civil War. So how did we get here? How has the Republican party expanded its reach and power so effectively in such a short period of time?

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The Character Assassination Of Stephen Bannon

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The radical left is marching lockstep towards its newest target, Stephen Bannon, the recently appointed Senior Counselor to President-elect Donald Trump and former Chief Executive Officer of the Trump Campaign. You can already see the yellow journalistic headlines bleeding through your news-feed and television screens. Fiery headlines claiming Mr. Bannon is the worst specimen, the lowest of the low, an American deplorable, a racist, a white supremacist, an anti-Semite, a red meat eater, a neo-Nazi, and an alt-right kingpin! How could President-Elect Trump appoint such a monster to this high office? Anyone with the slightest of discerning minds could see these accusations for what they really are. Mainstream media smears.

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The Left Paves The Way For The Destruction Of Western Civilization

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The massacre in Nice, France of 84 innocent souls, including many young children has left most of the world speechless and horrified…. for all of a few hours. Despite the reports of little girls splattered to pieces before their helpless families, the sad truth is we have become desensitized to this barbarity. We check our phones, see the headlines, feel a bit of disgust, and then we forget. This is no accident. The effort to trivialize and redefine these heinous crimes is a concerted effort by a radical and frankly deranged group of thinkers who have an underlining hatred of one of the greatest wonders of humanity. Western Civilization.   To step back for a moment, in case your public school forgot to tell you, western civilization is the greatest achievement of mankind. It is a wide-ranging set of ideas developed over centuries, that has taken humanity out of the dark ages of tyranny, oppression, violence, and hatred and into a world in which freedom, peace, and happiness are…

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Brexit Exposes The Left’s Utter Hypocrisy

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I find it absolutely amazing the sheer level of intellectual dishonesty, self-righteousness, snobbery, and hypocrisy emanating from elitist leftists the world over. They have reached the highest levels of academia, media, banking, and government and are using all these institutions to push their radical and evermore regressive agenda on us. The recent decision by the British people, who democratically decided to take back their sovereignty from un-elected bureaucrats in Brussels, has sent the left into a rambling fury. The leave campaign succeeded despite all the hate, fear mongering, and lies the leftist media and academia spread in regards to this referendum. The amount of snobby and snarky remarks I have heard in the aftermath of the Brexit decision has been sickening. “How dare they! Such fools!” is the general leftist response. They are blaming everyone and everything that dared to disrupt their ridiculous narrative of world affairs. Many of the people and ideas they have attacked are the very things they are supposedly staunch defenders of. Democracy, the working class, anti-globalism,…

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Why Syria And Iraq Need To Be Balkanized

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For the past several years Americans have been inundated with the horrific, tragic, and utterly inhumane news coming out of Iraq and more recently Syria. Both of these failed states have become the epicenter of an ethno-religious sectarian conflict that has brought nothing but misery, destruction, poverty, and death to the peoples of the region. It is no surprise that both Iraq and Syria share many of the same underlying problems. Both nation’s borders were conceived as a product of the World Wars and their aftermaths rather than the actual ethnic, linguistic, historical, or religious factors on the ground. As a result various differing peoples were forced to come under the same central government rule, with some groups benefiting from this arrangement, while many others lost out. The result of these artificial lines in the sand are patently obvious to even a casual observer of the news cycle today. The spiral into ever more conflict and blood seems never-ending and many have lost all hope in the possibility of…

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Why We Need Free Trade With China And The World

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Recently I have become appalled at the growing rise of protectionism and nativism in the Republican Party. This sentiment has been personified by Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Trump, a master of regurgitating economic fallacies and senseless populist rhetoric, has been drumming up support for his regressive trade policies. He has been promoting the idea that the US needs to close itself off from global trade and seek what he deems “fair trade.” His definition of “fair” is the government injecting itself in the voluntary associations between businesses and individuals of differing countries by limiting their choice and freedom. No Donald, nothing is “fair” about that, no matter how you sugarcoat it with fear mongering about the Chinese. The only true “fair” trade is free trade which was first demonstrated by Adam Smith’s rebuke of the Corn Laws in his magnum opus, “The Wealth Of Nations”. We have now had over 200 years of solid proof and knowledge on the woes of protectionism, yet this old lie doesn’t seem to die.…

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Uber And Innovation…The Left’s Worst Nightmares

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Recently we have been hearing about the evil monstrosity destroying the very  fabric of our society and the welfare of all who inhabit it. This supposed malevolent entity is none other than Uber…a smart phone application that provides private taxi services to its users at competitive prices. Uber has been attacked and threatened by many government jurisdictions worldwide and their government monopoly taxi companies. They claim that Uber is unsafe and dangerous because it is “unregulated” and “unlicensed.” So do these politicians have a point? Is Uber really a danger after all? Of course not – this is all utter nonsense. Uber is far from a threat to our society and the economy. In fact, it is a positive development that has given countless people affordable and efficient transportation options while providing an income to just as many drivers. When the government throws accusations of a new and promising venture being dangerous because it is “unregulated” or “unlicensed,” this is essentially newspeak for “they didn’t pay us our kickback.” Governments across the…

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The Conservative Case For a Lower Drinking Age

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Though it is rarely discussed in conservative or Republican circles, the federal drinking age (a product of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984) is one of many examples of the federal government’s overreach in the last several decades. As can be expected, given the courts consistent disregard for the constitution, the Supreme Court declared the law constitutional in a 1987 ruling. The act coerced states to raise their drinking ages to the federal minimum through the threat of withholding federal highway funds, among other punitive measures. As a result all 50 states have effectively bended to the will of the central government in acquiescing to their demands. Now the United States stands proudly as having the highest drinking age in the developed world as well as one of the highest levels of binge drinking among teens and young adults. One must only look around to see what a miserable failure this law has been in achieving its supposed goals, especially reducing the level of alcohol consumption among teens…

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