Matthew McGowan has been writing about politics, sports, employment and veterans issues for the better part of two decades. From 2009-2012, he was one of three elected Libertarians in the state of Ohio, serving as a Councilman for the city of Cheviot. He currently resides in Liberty Township, Ohio with his wife and four children, where he serves as a County Development Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Ohio and is the admin of the modestly popular Butler County Libertarian Party Facebook Page.
"Later in Copland’s life, he shifted from communism to liberalism. For minimalizing oppression from the common man, he was getting warmer, but he could have shifted even further toward even less oppression."
"Communism and socialism require a massive state with coercion to achieve it's ideal of the state "withering away", but it is inconvenient for modern leftists to acknowledge that their ideas initially need to be forced to be implemented… and even when that happens, they miserably fail."