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.

The Worst of All Worlds

Friday night’s missile strike on Syria will prove to be a mistake in almost every possible way. Ostensibly launched to punish and deter the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians, the attack makes peace in the region and in the world less likely. Bad Politics As a purely political matter, the

By | 2018-04-16T22:07:50+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Pardon My Skepticism on Syria

There is talk of renewed attacks on Syria and “Animal Assad” by an enraged President Trump. The stated reason is Assad’s alleged recent use of chemical weapons. This attack is curiously timed to say the least, following the president’s statements last week that ISIS was nearly defeated in Syria, and that our forces

By | 2018-04-11T09:25:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Citizenship Should Count in Census

Our system of government is, at least technically, that of a republic. In the original Constitution, state legislatures chose Senators, and, even now, an Electoral College technically elects the president. But the House of Representatives was and remains the “people’s chamber” and is supposed to represent the people in a “one man, one vote”

By | 2018-04-09T09:16:41+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

The Wall is National Defense

In a report from the Army’s Command and Staff College detailing a tactical success during the French Counterinsurgency in Algeria, we learn the following: In the spring of 1957, the French began construction of an elaborate barrier–the Morice Line–along 200 miles of the frontier with Tunisia. Anchored by the Mediterranean Sea in the

By | 2018-04-03T10:22:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Economic Nationalism Helps Workers and Strengthens the Nation

Among the many malapropisms of Donald Trump during the campaign, one in particular rankled the credentialed class. After his primary victory in Nevada, Trump intoned, “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated. . . . So I’m

By | 2018-03-25T23:58:29+00:00 March 25th, 2018|

The Mental Health Punt

While Hillary Clinton unironically titled her biography Hard Choices, it is exceedingly rare for politicians to make them. More often, we are offered alluring and facile solutions that promise good results without costs or tradeoffs. For example, in the face of a bloated, overreaching federal budget, Donald Trump, like Ronald Reagan before him,

By | 2018-03-05T02:17:10+00:00 March 4th, 2018|

Worst Responders

The Parkland Shooting has emboldened the gun control lobby yet again. The same activists who spent the better part of the last two years speaking about “police racism” now say, without any apparent awareness of the contradiction, that only the police and military should have guns. While it is true the right to

By | 2018-02-24T00:26:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Signs of the Times

When we think about “Making America Great Again,” surely one such feature that would contribute to it would be the end of nihilistic crimes, such as serial killings, riots, and, of course, the hallmark of our times, the mass shooting. These things simply did not happen very much in the good old days,

By | 2018-02-17T12:40:05+00:00 February 17th, 2018|