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.

What Good Is NATO?

The old aristocracy was born of battle, a warrior aristocracy. Then the reins were handed off to the  bourgeois, the wealthy capitalist class. Today we have an aristocracy of opinion made up of the managerial elite. Their chief credential is their credentials, as well as their having professed the right opinions. Among this

By | 2018-07-16T16:01:52+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

Kennedy’s Departure Diminishes Supreme Court … And That’s a Good Thing

Since the Earl Warren era, the Supreme Court has assumed enormous power over our politics, and this has become a significant obstacle to the constitutional design of Americans living as a self-governing people.   Far more worrisome than “Russian interference,” which at most partially influenced the views of voters with many other sources

By | 2018-06-29T10:14:57+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

The New Model Military

For the vast majority of Americans, the military is a source of pride. And because of the uncompromising nature of war, and the naturally masculine virtues of the military—courage, discipline, and duty—it tends to attract and foster people committed to a more culturally conservative approach to life. Demographics also are a factor; service

By | 2018-06-14T21:57:45+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

The Real Meaning of #TheResistance

Throughout history, memories of a gallant defeat have provided spiritual sustenance to the defeated. The Texans have the Alamo. The defeated Confederacy embraced the story of southern valor in a “lost cause.” France has its Bourbon restorationists, who remember the blood of the Vendee and of their murdered king. In some sense, certain

By | 2018-06-06T00:12:45+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Iraqi Democracy Fails the United States—and the Iraqis

The United States is not a democracy. This discovery runs against the grain of all the liberal, middlebrow pabulum imparted from grade school teachers, as well as the talking points of the average politician. Our country is more accurately a constitutional republic. And that means, above all, limits. Limits on power, limits on

By | 2018-05-18T22:34:00+00:00 May 19th, 2018|

The Myth of the Surge

Trump is mostly hitting the mark as president, because his lodestar appears to be reversing every single thing undertaken by Barack Obama. Since the Obama Administration was steeped in an evil worldview—far-left radicalism—that means Trump’s policies, for the most part, have been salutary, agreeable, and sensible. But there are times when such an

By | 2018-05-10T23:39:20+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Gun Control: Who Cares Most?

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—like the earlier,brutal school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut—Democrats have mobilized victims, families, public relations consultants, and the media to exploit the moment. Their efforts have been partially successful in Florida, although pro-gun voters are increasingly energized in opposition. The Democrats have tried to use

By | 2018-05-03T14:09:36+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|