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Stumped by Trump’s success? Take a drive outside US cities

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

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Very interesting listen. Proof that people on opposing positions can have civil dialogue without placing their ideologies first.

A mentally disturbed individual poses a far greater threat than an inanimate object. What is the common correlation between these shootings in gun-free safe zones besides the fact that a gun was the tool employed- mental instability. From what I’ve witnessed of the Tumblr “gun control debate outrage” people have a general lack of understanding of early American history hints why they are so quick to dismiss the 2nd amendment of the Constitution. They care less about the overall principle behind the law and would rather abolish it all together due to its “archaic nature.” Why stop at just the second amendment though? By employing this logic surely ending the first amendment will stop all speech and expression deemed to be harmful will it not?  Furthermore I also question those that demand for more laws, as if more laws ever solved any problems. 

The US is experiencing the same immigration fatigue as seen in the European Union. There is a threat that relatively open borders pose to employment and economic standard of living. New stories of 40,000 migrant children without parents crossing the Texas border is frightening stuff. What will happen to these children? Why were they forced north? They cannot be said to be criminals no. In Europe, thousands of migrants from the wars in Africa and the Middle East are crowding into E.U. nations. This is causing a natural reaction among the populations living in these developed countries, that is not attributed to anything more than adherence to the laws in place regarding immigration. Marine Le Pen in France expresses sentiments that many Americans can agree with. Its time that we stop being force fed this idea of amnesty for all and a free ticket into the United States. 

Healthcare premiums and deductibles will go up along with property tax’s for schools to educate these influxes of children. Taxes will go up to place these individuals in homes and institutions, while we Americans continue to  provide aid to these same countries where these individuals left from. Americans lose either way from political and economic to the national security risk. 

Apparently if you show some semblance of critical thinking or hesitation when someone states global warming is our top priority you are now a “science-denier.” I find the sciences to be great processes but when someone wishes to dictate political and economic policies based on science, harsh scrutiny must be done. When someone asks to borrow your money do you not find out how much is required and how it will be purposed? 

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.

Tom Clancy