In the last hours before a final vote on the second COVID stimulus bill, two members of Congress had the same principled reaction to a very important point. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Representative Justin Amash both tweeted their disgust that mere hours before a pivotal vote on the omnibus…


“Merit itself is, in large part, the result of luck” and, “Meritocracy is not only wrong; it’s bad” argues Mark Clifton in his recent article for Aeon. That’s a tough pill to swallow for Americans, for whom merit is not just part of our cultural identity, but our economic structure…


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a storied history of standing up for fundamental rights enshrined in the United States Constitution. In some cases, that has meant taking principled stands, despite negative popular opinion of their case or client. Times have changed, however, and the ACLU has shifted their…


With the holiday season underway, executive orders that put government interests and revenues above the basic principle of equality under the law are putting a damper on the holiday spirit. The most recent intrusion in my own backyard is an executive order from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf arbitrarily banning the…


It was a bit of a shock when the FBI announced they had successfully thwarted an attempt to violently overthrow the established government of Michigan and kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This is the first major headline of this kind in recent memory, and it was quickly followed by news of…


Over the past week, the first presidential debate has been on the minds of many Americans. It’s been called “a national embarrassment,” “a disgrace” and in at least one case referred to as a “hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a trainwreck” on national TV.

In my world, the…


There are a lot of people in the world who care about liberty, and only a small number of them are getting paid to pursue that passion. I want to change that. …


This article was first published on ConnerDrigotas.com

The question of electability has haunted the Libertarian Party for years. At its best, the historical trend is confusing. At worst, critics claim it paints a picture of an organization with no hope of electoral success. The latter is wrong. The time for…


This op ed appeared on ConnerDrigotas.com and in the Washington Times

With under one hundred days until the general election, the first presidential debate is just weeks away. The televised argument will unfold against a backdrop of contentious social strife and some of the worst polarization in American political history…


This article appeared on ConnerDrigotas.com

The siege against Americans’ right to bear arms continues, this time in the form of judicial inaction.

On June 15, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to take up a series of cases that challenged state laws inhibiting gun ownership, a constitutional right…

Conner Drigotas

pro liberty. Director of Comms and Development at a law firm. Adjunct Professor at a university. all opinions are my own. www.ConnerDrigotas.com

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