The British government says Rogers Jean-Baptiste, who was born in St. Lucia, can't become a British citizen because he wasn't in the country five years ago on the date he applied for citizenship. Where was Jean-Baptiste back in 2003? In Germany, serving in the British Army. In fact, Jean-Baptiste served four years in the Army, including two tours in Iraq. And if he'd applied two days earlier, he'd have been approved for citizenship because his unit hadn't been shipped to Germany at that point. The government says he'll have to wait until 2011 to apply again for citizenship.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
If politicians are going to paint their opponents as illegitimate, they should be prepared to receive the same treatment in return.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.
That's a bad thing, even—or especially—from a libertarian perspective.