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Jay Stooksberry

Jay Stooksberry is a freelance writer with passions for liberty, skepticism, fatherhood, humor, and whiskey. His work has been published in Newsweek, Independent Voter Network, Fatherly, and other publications. When he's not writing, he splits his time between marketing consultation, outreach work for his local Libertarian Party affiliate, and enjoying his spare time with his wife and son. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Campus and Culture Wars Divert Energy from the Struggle for Liberty Itself

Beating up on politically-correct adolescents and dole-draining immigrants might make for fun in frat houses. It’s an easy habit to pick up; but all of this mockery makes for lousy reform. A good rule of thumb for all those who oppose authoritarianism: always punch up, never down.

- January 03, 2017

FDR Was Another President with a Greatness Plan

In an effort to boost morale, a friend of mine – a Democrat in mourning following Election Day – posted the following message online: “We had to elect Hoover in order to have twelve years of FDR.” But many of the things that partisan Democrats hate about Trump were also prominent policies of their modern-day demigod of progressive politics, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

- November 12, 2016

"We Are All Negan" – Walking Dead and the Collectivist Violence of the State

An obvious cult of personality surrounds Negan. Those beholden to his violent leadership dissolve their personal identities, elevating their sense of self-sacrifice as a virtue within their rank-and-file. Negan’s omnipotence serves as a metaphor for the absence of individualism in collectivist mindsets.

- November 04, 2016

Stop Vote Shaming: Going for Third Parties Is Not a “White Privilege”

A vote for Clinton is a vote for the further pulverizing, dismemberment, and death of these underprivileged people, while remaining safely removed and insulated from the horror – therefore, one of privilege.


- October 25, 2016

How Keyword Marketing Can Make Freedom Trend

Libertarians can use SEO best practices to better understand how to reach our target audiences and advance our cause.

- September 15, 2016

Lessons from the A-taco-lypse

Consumer behavior seems to support these maverick business practices.

- September 07, 2016

Don’t Blame Capitalism for Your Pricey EpiPen

The recent increase in the price of the EpiPen has many critics turning their mob rage toward the philosophical tenets of capitalism. The only problem is that this has nothing to do with free-market capitalism.

- August 25, 2016

Clearly, Libertarianism Needed a Rebrand

Libertarians are reaching new levels of popularity. Can libertarians craft a brand identity that communicates our principles while still attracting new supporters?

- August 10, 2016

Want to Stop Gun Violence? End The War On Drugs

We are in the midst of Prohibition 2.0. This time we call it the “War on Drugs,” and its impact is even more deadly. Without legal mechanisms in place, the only option for arbitration in the black market is violence.

- August 08, 2016

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