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  1. Article: The Myth that the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

    Interesting Article: https://fee.org/articles/the-myth-that-the-us-leads-the-world-in-mass-shootings/

    Apparently the statistic that the US has more mass shootings than anywhere else was cooked up...
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    Article: ...

    Article:

    https://reason.com/2020/01/20/virginias-governor-undermines-his-own-authority-by-smearing-gun-control-opponents/?utm_source=feedotorg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fee_partners
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    Sean, that's mostly true. The meme you read...

    Sean, that's mostly true. The meme you read appears to have the timing of events wrong. But they are currently making the requirements harder, probably because of the response to this governor.
    ...
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    He declared a state of emergency because he's...

    He declared a state of emergency because he's afraid people will exercise their first amendment rights and engage in political speech he doesn't agree with?

    Wow. Just wow.
  5. It's interesting to me how many people like to...

    It's interesting to me how many people like to moan about what the courts should do, or how good/bad certain decisions are, and yet most of those people have never actually sat down and read through...
  6. > The great Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises...

    > The great Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises wrote: "History is a struggle between two principles, the peaceful principle, which advances the development of trade, and the militarist-imperialist...
  7. Tangetially related article here: ...

    Tangetially related article here: https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/gorsuch-constitution-book

    In specific;

    "He cited the Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court in 1857. In that...
  8. Have you read the text of the ​Dred Scott...

    Have you read the text of the ​Dred Scott decision?

    It basically involved a lot of "interpretation" to come to a decision that was more or less at odds with the actual textual meaning of the...
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    I was very favorably impressed with Justice...

    I was very favorably impressed with Justice Gorsuch's book, so I went out and read a bunch of his decisions. I'd say that putting him on the SCOTUS is one of the few things I'm very grateful to...
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    If you're interested in textualism and...

    If you're interested in textualism and originalism (finding the meaning of words as used when laws were drafted, and then applying that to reading the law), I highly recommend A Republic, if You can...
  11. My guess from the comment is yes.

    My guess from the comment is yes.
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    It makes sense to a right-ist, too. The drug...

    It makes sense to a right-ist, too. The drug prohibition is the right-authoritarian conclusion and the food controls are the left-authoritarian conclusion. It basically just boils down to people...
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    I actually found number 11 disturbingly...

    I actually found number 11 disturbingly prescient, since the same mentality that lead to drug prohibition is now leading us down the path toward "mandatory health" programs.
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    There is a good set of Milton Friedman quotes in...

    There is a good set of Milton Friedman quotes in this article: https://fee.org/articles/12-truth-bombs-from-milton-friedman


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    Here's another article that is directly on point...

    Here's another article that is directly on point with the original post about Bernie Sanders:

    https://fee.org/articles/there-s-no-need-to-curb-population-growth-here-s-why/
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    https://humanprogress.org/admin/uploads/image/summ...

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    ALL money is based solely on belief. Even...

    ALL money is based solely on belief.

    Even something like gold. People just believe that gold is valuable. If you collected up all the gold ever mined, it would be the size of a building--and it...
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    The idea that increased human population...

    The idea that increased human population threatens human population is fundamentally wrong. Malthus was just incorrect, and it's bizarre that so long after he's been thoroughly discredited, there...
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    It's definitely hypocritical.

    It's definitely hypocritical.
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    The ACLU's official position is that the 2nd...

    The ACLU's official position is that the 2nd Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.

    Article here: ...
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    Source: ACLU (really): ...

    Source: ACLU (really): https://www.aclu.org/blog/mobilization/aclus-position-gun-control


    Another good ACLU article here: ...
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    Be an NRA member, and now you get to be on the...

    Be an NRA member, and now you get to be on the no-fly list and the no-gun-purchase list.

    Because you're a terrorist, you see.

    It's really all just for national security. Really.
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    This is a really good (and scientifically sound)...

    This is a really good (and scientifically sound) discussion on the same topic:

    https://fee.org/articles/5-surprising-scientific-facts-about-earth-s-climate/
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    As individuals we only have one obligation to...

    As individuals we only have one obligation to society: To make sure we, and our children, are not a burden to others.
    -JL Collins



    From: https://jlcollinsnh.com/manifesto/



    The...
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    Article (Federal Debt)

    I drew this magnificent quote from this article:

    "It would be illegal for me to take out a credit card every year using the names of random children and max out the spending limits. Thatís...
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