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A Craze of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories can be classified in several ways. Conspiracies are everywhere. Prosecutors use them all the time in court. And the Internet … well, ‘nuff said. Conspiracy theories are like animals. Even within a single species, they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. You need a taxonomy to keep them separated in your mind. …

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CENSORING SOCIAL MEDIA THE RIGHT WAY

The only way to understand personal differences is to talk about them. Everybody condemns censorship. The Founding Fathers prohibited the government from doing it. But, censorship of social media is a different story. It’s not covered by the First Amendment. The Constitution applies only to government. Comprehensive Generic Censorship Censoring social media is an issue …

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What Does Georgia’s 14th District Expect from Marjorie Taylor Greene?

With all the crazy news surrounding Marjorie Taylor Greene, I was wondering why the people of Georgia’s 14th District would vote for her. The story turned out to be … interesting. Georgia’s 14th Congressional District Georgia’s 14th congressional district was created in 2012 following the 2010 Census, when Georgia gained a 14th seat in the U.S. …

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Let’s Amend the Constitution

Forget the politicians, how do Americans want to change the Constitution? From 1789 to 2019, approximately 11,770 measures have been proposed to amend the Constitution. Congress sent 33 of the proposed Amendments to the States for ratification. Of those, 27 have been ratified: 11 in the 1700s, 4 in the 1800s, and 12 in the …

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What Would Make 2021 Crazier than 2020?

What if a crazy conspiracy theory turned out to be true in 2021? In this decade of ceaseless improbabilities, what else can happen to add a little more chaos to society? What if a well-known conspiracy theory were proven to be true? Conspiracy theories are usually ridiculed because they are not supported by sufficient evidence. Sometimes, though, …

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN 4 TWEETS

If he were alive today, James Madison would have had to send ten tweets to publish the Bill of Rights. Here’s how he could have done it in just four tweets. Amendment I. The Federal government may not obstruct a person’s ability to: Express and publish opinions Protest in a group Ask the government to …

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Rewriting the Second Amendment

Does it really matter? There is no topic that generates quite as much hysteria as gun rights. Not even the quality of soccer clubs. Opinions cut across age, race, religion, and even political ideology. If you were raised with firearms in your home, gun ownership is a God-given human right as important as freedom of …

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The Demographics of Gun Ownership

Our national religion isn’t Christianity, it’s weaponry. Growing up in the 1950s, we played with toy pistols and rifles made all the more realistic by caps. And why not? The TV shows we all watched were westerns—Lone Ranger, Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, and many more. Then there were all those war movies meant …

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America’s Boldfaced Serial Killers

We see them. We know they’re there. We can’t avoid them. A new breed of serial killer has emerged in America. They are the people who, through their actions and inactions, spread the Covid-19 virus. They don’t wash their hands or sanitize objects they touch. They don’t wear suitable masks, appropriately, all the time. They …

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The Political Divide Isn’t About Politics

Everyone knows that you can’t talk politics in the U.S. without an argument. It’s not the problems that are intractable, it’s our attitudes towards our adversaries, our fellow citizens.

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