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.

Stand-Your-Ground and the Florida Governor’s Race

Florida is at the forefront of the national debate on gun rights, and it has been for a long while. It led the nation with its “shall issue” concealed-carry reform in 1987 under Governor Bob Martinez. Today, approximately 10 percent of adult Floridians have a concealed carry permit. While the claims Florida would

By | 2018-09-06T20:24:49+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

The Price of Tacos

Rob Tibbetts said something quite remarkable during his eulogy for his daughter, Mollie, whose body was discovered in an Iowa cornfield last week. Instead of the quiet, seething rage one might expect from a Midwesterner whose daughter was murdered and quite possibly raped by an illegal alien, Tibbetts instead expressed not just tolerance,

By | 2018-08-30T19:23:32+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

How Social Media Collusion Censors Speech

Whether it is Twitter’s “shadowban,” Facebook’s news-sifting algorithm, or YouTube’s concern for user “safety,” social media gatekeeping is now deployed shamelessly in the service of leftist politics. The latest victim is Alex Jones. While he is bombastic, prone to conspiracy theories, and, um, loud, that’s not why they banned him. He supports President

By | 2018-08-29T06:19:42+00:00 August 29th, 2018|

When the Bear Roared: Other Nations Have Interests, Too

In the midst of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, an unexpected war erupted between Russia and Georgia over its breakaway province of South Ossetia. Georgia’s pro-American president Mikheil Saakashvili wagered that his country’s commitment of troops to Iraq had left America in its debt. There had been talk for some years of expanding NATO

By | 2018-08-13T09:08:38+00:00 August 13th, 2018|

The Trump Effect in Florida

Donald Trump’s support of Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has propelled DeSantis in front of the early establishment favorite, Adam Putnam. Far from being a liability to run away from, in today’s Republican Party, fidelity to the popular president helps the cause. Florida has been a Republican stronghold for some time. Prior to

By | 2018-08-03T20:58:34+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|

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 | 2018-07-18T13:19:59+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|