John J. Bastiat Bio

John Bastiat joined The Patriot Post in 2007 in the wake of China's egregious anti-satellite "test," which clearly demonstrated China's intent not to play well with others in international arenas — a path that hasn't changed since. John flew USAF fighters in his early life, but today when he's not flying globally with a major airline John's other "day job" is as an attorney. Like every one of our other writers, John strongly believes in American exceptionalism and the role an understanding of Western Civilization should play in the lives of all Americans.

John J. Bastiat / Feb. 10, 2021

An Unfortunate START

Biden’s foreign policy is already more akin to “Russian collusion” than he’d care to admit.

John J. Bastiat / Nov. 17, 2020

Harvard’s Racial Doublespeak Affirmed

The First Circuit Court effectively said that some discrimination is okay.

John J. Bastiat / Nov. 9, 2020

A Republic — If You Can Keep It

Doing so will require that conservatives become as involved as devoted leftists.

John J. Bastiat / Jul. 24, 2020

A ‘Woke’ U.S. Army?

“Illegally using federal government resources to distribute racist and partisan political propaganda.”

John J. Bastiat / Jun. 5, 2020

When Is It ‘Enough’ Insurrection?

Key Pentagon and former military leaders confront Trump over presidential power.

John J. Bastiat / Apr. 29, 2020

Lawsuits May Prove COVID Isn’t the Only Pandemic

Businesses that reopen need a measure of protection from liability lawsuits.

John J. Bastiat / Mar. 12, 2020

To FISA or Not to FISA

Reforming government surveillance is a lot more complicated than meets the eye.

John J. Bastiat / Feb. 5, 2020

A (Carter) Page Turns in the Annals of the Deep State

Former Trump campaign adviser surveilled by the Clinton’s FBI hacks fights back.

John J. Bastiat / Dec. 9, 2019

NATO: No Longer Relevant?

Some say the 70-year-old alliance is losing its relevance, focus, and raison d’être.

John J. Bastiat / Nov. 5, 2019

Military Readiness Isn’t What It Should Be

A Heritage Foundation study reveals the U.S. is only “marginally able” to defend its interests.

John J. Bastiat / Jul. 1, 2019

The Fifth Amendment Matters After All

SCOTUS rules on an important case regarding property rights in the wake of Kelo.

John J. Bastiat / Jun. 26, 2019

SCOTUS and Fouled-Up Free Speech

What constitutes an “immoral or scandalous” trademark? And who gets to decide?

John J. Bastiat / May 9, 2019

Boeing in MAX Trouble

The company knew about flaws with the safety system long before two recent crashes.

John J. Bastiat / Mar. 18, 2019

Are Third-World Pilots Being MAXed Out?

As theories solidify for recent deadly airline crashes, we wonder if the right question is being asked.

John J. Bastiat / Mar. 13, 2019

John Roberts and the Siren Song of Institutionalism

The chief justice may be more worried about preserving precedent and institution than the Constitution.

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