Christopher Roach

About Christopher Roach

Christopher Roach is an attorney in private practice based in Florida. He is a double graduate of the University of Chicago and has previously been published by The Federalist, Takimag, The Journal of Property Rights in Transition, the Washington Legal Foundation, the Marine Corps Gazette, and the Orlando Sentinel. The views presented are solely his own.

London Bridge Attack Demonstrates the Defects of Diversity Cult

Over an otherwise peaceful Thanksgiving, the only news that really stood out was a terrorist knife attack in London. Two people were killed by an Islamic terrorist. The capstone of the attack was a dramatic and improvised takedown of the terrorist by some locals, who used a fire extinguisher and . . . a narwhal

By | 2019-12-03T22:25:37-07:00 December 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

Transgenderism and the Politics of Irreparable Harm

For a very long time, conservatives had been engaged in a fighting retreat. They might parry a thrust here or weaken a law there, but overall, they were losing. They fought the New Deal, the Great Society, the Sexual Revolution, gay marriage, and affirmative action. In every case, they lost. The social welfare state expanded,

By | 2019-11-25T19:43:16-07:00 November 25th, 2019|Tags: |

Attack of the Groypers

Over the past month, the far-Right’s troll culture turned against Conservatism, Inc., by haranguing the establishment’s “youth outreach” guy, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA (TPUSA). TPUSA is a large and well-funded youth movement, but it is starting to lose its audience because many are asking what exactly TPUSA aims to conserve? The answers they

By | 2019-12-05T06:22:39-07:00 November 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Neglect of Foreign Policy Led to the Deep State

Questions of foreign policy, particularly those of war and peace, are among the most critical in politics. A lost war can destroy an empire and erase a nation. Victory can attain safety, security, and prosperity for many generations. An inconclusive campaign—such as our neverending stalemate in Afghanistan—can sap national confidence and shatter the minds and

By | 2019-11-18T19:35:29-07:00 November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Fake Russia and Ukraine Scandals Expose a True One

There is a striking symmetry between the charge that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to sway the outcome of the election and the Democrats’ current effort to impeach President Trump. Both involve our relations with countries that Americans do not think of very often, but over which the elites obsess. The rhetoric in

By | 2019-11-11T17:12:08-07:00 November 11th, 2019|Tags: |

The Right Wing Is
Anti-Government Again

I recently watched the “Waco” miniseries, which premiered last year on the 25th anniversary of the siege, and is now available on Amazon Prime. The production was well done, made a fair attempt to show multiple perspectives, and reminded me of how powerful the image of a church being assaulted and then burning to the

By | 2019-10-28T18:52:27-07:00 October 28th, 2019|Tags: |

What America Should Learn from a Mexico in Retreat

Last week, the streets of Mexico’s state of Sinaloa’s capital, Culiacan, became a warzone rivaling Syria and Somalia. Videos have circulated of cartel gunmen using armed technicals, .50-caliber sniper rifles, and belt-fed machine guns attacking hapless soldiers and police. The situation began as cartel retaliation for the arrest of El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzmán López.

By | 2019-10-21T22:50:56-07:00 October 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Escaping the Middle Eastern Labyrinth

During the presidency of George W. Bush, his repeated, almost robotic calls to “stay the course” in Iraq were the mark of a man who had run out of ideas. As casualties mounted and progress faltered, his persistence exemplified a tragic and costly sincerity. John McCain expressed similar themes in his 2008 campaign, suggesting we

By | 2019-10-15T20:30:39-07:00 October 13th, 2019|Tags: |

A Constitution for Ambitious Men

Long revered by their grateful countrymen, the Founders recently have become more ambiguous figures in American life. A central premise of the Left is that American history is a story of oppression and that the Founders are tainted, being memorable chiefly because some of them owned slaves. In opposition, the NeverTrump GOP imagines itself to

By | 2019-10-12T05:50:33-07:00 October 7th, 2019|Tags: |

Lessons in Draining the Swamp from Ukraine

The recent impeachment inquiry appears to be a concoction of the deep state and its breathless media allies, just like the earlier fiction of Russian collusion. Unfortunately, if Trump gets through this, it won’t be the last time he has to deal with leakers, saboteurs, and other forms of resistance. The defining feature of his

By | 2019-10-01T08:08:37-07:00 September 30th, 2019|Tags: |

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