The recent death of Mollie Tibbets has reignited calls for increased border security, with supporters of such measures citing the social costs of illegal immigration. But while one could argue endlessly on the social impact of illegal immigration, the reality is that illegal immigrants commit fewer violent crimes than natural citizens. The rare social consequences of the practice alone will not be enough for Congress to approve measures for additional border security. The economic consequences of the practice, on the other hand, are more than enough to justify further investments to try to curb it. Strengthening our porous borders would prevent illegal immigrants from robbing Americans of billions of dollars each year through the use of government services and by driving down wages.
The trade war between the United States and China has faced mass criticism within the US with both Republicans and Democrats criticizing the President’s motive for starting it. But from an economic standpoint, this shouldn’t be a topic of debate. For years, China has been taking advantage of the United States economically with their unfair trade policies, theft of intellectual property, and currency manipulation. Continue reading The Economic Motives For A Trade War
On any given night, there are over 550,000 homeless Americans. Despite efforts by local governments to address the problem, the homeless population across America is actually increasing for the first time since the Great Recession. Local governments across the US are failing their citizens, by making the homeless epidemic even worse. It’s time for the United States to approach the homeless problem differently.
Abortion will always be a controversial subject. The defunding of Planned Parenthood should not be. Any organization accepting federal funding should be staying out of politics, as by receiving federal funding, an organization is no longer representing its employees, shareholders, etc., but representing all of the United States. Planned Parenthood is doing just the opposite.
In late June, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to step down from the United States highest court. His decision opened up a seat on the Supreme Court, granting President Trump the opportunity to appoint his second Supreme Court Justice. On July 10, the President announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for next justice of the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh becomes the next Supreme Court Justice, the United States will have a reliably conservative Supreme Court since arguably the 1930s. The court may continue to be conservative for decades to come.
Houses Races are inherently boring. Competition is usually minimal and elections are often won before people even go to the polls. The majority of House Districts are very partisan to one Party or another. It is not uncommon for House candidates to run uncontested in many Districts dominated by their Party.
Like many other House Races, New York’s 14th Congressional District House Race would be uninteresting to follow. The Democratic Party has controlled this District for years now, consistently blowing out conservative candidates. This District has been unwinnable for anyone not representing the Democratic Party. But this year, the notion of the 14th District’s election already being won has been thrown out of the window. As Election Day nears, it has become almost impossible to predict who will win. The possibility of Republican Anthony Pappas winning in this strongly Democratic District is very real, and it has nothing to do with Pappas himself and everything to do with what’s going on within the Democratic Party.
On June 26, 2018, President Trump’s controversial travel ban was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote. The ruling was a huge victory for the President, as the Supreme Court confirmed the legitimacy of the ban. The ban prohibiting travel from 7 countries – Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela — has been a topic of fierce debate.
In 2017, the New York Times published an articled titled Can North Korea Actually Hit the United States with a Nuclear Weapon?. The world held its breath as Kim Jong Un’s nuclear power continued to expand. Not since the fall of the Soviet Union had there been a realistic possibility of a nuclear attack on US soil. By 2018, Kim Jong Un had committed to the full destruction of his nuclear program. In under a year, Kim Jong Un’s nuclear policy had reversed, as his country became fully committed to denuclearization. President Trump’s foreign policy was finally kicking in as he forced Kim Jong Un into negotiations.
In wake of the recent shooting, it seems like the only thing on the news is another person yelling at the NRA and pushing for more gun laws. Yes, the Florida shooter used a legally obtained AR-15 to kill 17 students at Stoneman Douglas High School. But the reality is, further gun laws and the gun laws the Left is proposing would have never stopped the recent shooting.
Red in A Sea of Blue is a blog run by editor Rohan Kapur, featuring opinion pieces on economics, politics, and other pressing issues. On this website, you can find a different take on current events and topics of debate from a conservative living in an area of extreme liberal influence. Feel free to read through the articles and give your thoughts. The editor would love to debate and discuss your thoughts.