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.

More Than an Idea—a Nation

Both the far Left and the neoconservative Right were appalled by Donald Trump’s reported skepticism about taking in immigrants from “shithole countries.” The usual script ensued; he was called vulgar, impolitic, insane, and, of course, racist. Today not only are all men created equal, but apparently, all nations, all cultures, and all lifestyles

By | 2018-01-15T14:15:24+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Another Mideast War?

In romantic tones echoing the 2003 Iraq campaign, protests in Iran have inspired maudlin swooning by interventionists. “It’s the West’s job in these coming weeks to support our real allies, the Iranian people demanding freedom," said Bill Kristol the other day. Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton proclaimed “our goal should be regime change

By | 2018-01-08T07:19:28+00:00 January 7th, 2018|

The Deeper Meaning of Conspiracy Theories

The opponents of every U.S. president in recent memory have typically latched onto a characteristic conspiracy theory. For Bill Clinton, it was the “black helicopters” that carried a supposedly secret United Nations force that would be deployed to take away our collective sovereignty and undermine our constitutional right to bear arms. George W. Bush

By | 2017-12-26T11:08:07+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

Against Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has a nice ring to it. Who doesn’t want an even playing field? But the internet evolved rapidly in a deregulated environment. And most of its trappings—a lack of censorship, equal access, tremendous diversity of viewpoint, an alternative means of accessing media, and deep stores of information—evolved before net neutrality was

By | 2017-11-27T12:39:01+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Boy Scouts Destroy Themselves

The venerable Boy Scouts are now going to admit girls. The organization’s quest to make young boys into men slowly has been chipped away by a combination of legal pressure and the influence of the dominant, liberal culture. It was worn down by litigation and only a few years ago agreed to allow

By | 2017-10-15T12:21:42+00:00 October 14th, 2017|

Does Anyone Have a Real Afghanistan Strategy?

Donald Trump’s recent address to the nation portends several more years of our soldiers inconclusively slogging through the hills of Afghanistan. While the speech was mature, presidential, and appropriately patriotic, it was an about face from the message of Trump the candidate, and a worrisome sign for those who supported his stated nationalist

By | 2017-08-29T14:55:43+00:00 August 26th, 2017|

Russia Still Has Nukes, Let’s Not Forget

Russia has become elevated in the minds of our foreign policy and military decisionmakers as the Number One Enemy. While President Obama mocked Mitt Romney for suggesting as much in 2012, today the possibility that Russia meddled in the 2016 election by exposing the Democratic National Committee’s double-crossing of Bernie Sanders is considered

By | 2017-07-20T15:10:21+00:00 July 17th, 2017|

There’s More Than One Way to Destroy an Environment

The Establishment Left went into full meltdown over President Trump’s unceremonious withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, which Barack Obama had signed with such fanfare. Naturally, former Vice President Al Gore weighed in, calling the move a “reckless and indefensible action.” Hillary called it an “historic mistake.” Leonardo DiCaprio said it was “careless.”

By | 2017-06-30T12:03:05+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

Tales of a Coup: What Trump Can Learn from Gorbachev

The president was widely seen as incompetent, naïve, hostile to the professional experts in the bureaucracy, if not an outright traitor, paid off by the nation’s ancient enemies. The traditional political establishment, the intelligence services, and the career federal police were proven patriots and experts, who saw a tragedy unfolding before their eyes.

By | 2017-05-26T18:12:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|