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.

There is No Such Thing as Free Lunch (Nor Free Healthcare)

Americans are really beginning to sour on Obamacare, misleadingly titled the Affordable Care Act. Every year premiums go up, out of pocket costs go up, and care is only marginally better and in some cases worse, due to the influx of the sickest people into the healthcare system seeking generous, subsidized insurance. Obamacare

By | 2018-12-09T22:07:01+00:00 December 8th, 2018|

The Radicalism of Conservatism, Inc.

Mainstream conservatives, sometimes rightly mocked as Conservatism, Inc.™, have managed to conserve very little. Instead, during the Bush years and through to the present, their rhetoric and policies demonstrate that they function chiefly as the palace guard for yesterday’s liberalism. The rot of Conservatism, Inc. is so profound, that a great many younger

By | 2018-11-19T22:14:10+00:00 November 20th, 2018|

Originalism and Birthright Citizenship

Republicans have long proclaimed their belief in constitutional originalism. Like low taxes, it’s become a mantra, but one wonders how serious they are. Originalism has consequences, and if embraced, a large part would involve undoing court-created rights that have restrained the political branches, particularly the states. Another large part would require scaling back

By | 2018-11-05T23:14:05+00:00 November 6th, 2018|

Florida’s Amendment 4 Will Hurt Republicans and the Republic

In addition to its closely fought elections for governor and U.S. Senate, Florida voters will decide on a number of important amendments on November 6. Amendment 4, which automatically restores the voting rights of most felons after they complete their sentences, would have a major impact on state and local races if it

By | 2018-10-20T18:53:28+00:00 October 21st, 2018|

Civility Is Heresy When Leftism is a Religion

After a week of victories by Trump and his Republican supporters, the Left has escalated sharply the rhetoric and practice of “resistance.” What once could be dismissed as a mere fringe phenomenon of a “few extremists” now appears to have the blessing and encouragement of the Democratic Party’s top leadership. Whether it manifests

By | 2018-10-13T07:14:29+00:00 October 13th, 2018|

Cops Deserve a Fighting Chance

Seven police officers were shot in Florence, South Carolina last week. One of them, Sgt. Terrence Carraway, was fatally wounded. The suspect, a troubled Vietnam veteran, apparently had set up an ambush when the police arrived to serve a search warrant. He barricaded himself and rained down rifle fire upon the responding officers.

By | 2018-10-07T20:59:49+00:00 October 6th, 2018|