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Hong Kong, America Stands With You

Spencer Kellogg | @Spencer_Kellogg

Flashpoint

To the residents of Hong Kong: if you can hear us, we stand with you. In the airport, and in the streets, to those millions of you who are beating that eternal drum of freedom, we stand with you. To the valiant protestors waving the American flag of liberty, we are with you. To those singing our national anthem through the dark night, we stand with you.

If there is one truth about the state of the modern American empire, it is this: We are not a singular people. From dusty plains to packed trains, and everywhere in between, we are a distinctively diverse population that rarely agrees in principle.

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Andrew Yang Lost Me with His Crocodile Tears

Spencer Kellogg | @Spencer_Kellogg

Since the day Andrew Yang announced his outsider campaign for president, I have been a skeptical supporter. In a two-party landscape dominated by career politicians so hardwired that it can be difficult to know if they ever have a genuine thought of their own, Yang seemed sincere about the nature of his political process.

Yang’s radical pitch to give every American $1000 a month and the grassroots support he built online through meme culture and the spontaneous explosion of his YangGang crew signaled a humourous and organic addition that portrayed itself in stark contrast to the rest of the pale and robotic field.

Simply put, I liked Andrew Yang for the same reason I like Williamson, Gravel, Gabbard, and Trump. Each seems unabashedly honest about their positions and speak with a moral and philosophical conviction that is rare in our modern discourse.

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Stop Using Video Games as a Scapegoat for Mass Shootings

Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

Following the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump made a statement condemning violent video games.

“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.”

Even more criticisms of gaming come from the older generation. The common argument goes that playing violent games causes violence amongst gamers, possibly leading to mass shootings. However, while their claims may sound reasonable, there is no evidence to suggest this.

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Democrats Want to End Religious Freedom for You

John Keller | @keller4liberty

On August 12, 1480, the Martyrs of Otranto were beheaded. The Ottomans ordered 800 Christians to convert to Islam following the successful siege of Otranto. The massacre happened when the Christian men refused to convert. Such barbarity is a ghost from the past but brings up a worthy question-what is the state of religious freedom in America today? The Do No Harm Act provides insights.

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FBI Starts Targeting Conspiracy Theorists Just in Time for Epstein to Die

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist. As it turns out, many people aren’t. But in the wake of Epstein’s absurd death, all of America has donned the tinfoil hat. The official story of Epstein’s suicide is riddled with holes; it’s a conspiracy theorists dream. The mere fact that a billionaire such as Epstein is engaged in human trafficking in the first place is already a big deal when it comes to conspiracy theories. The problem, though, is that the FBI is now going after conspiracy theories just in time for Epstein’s demise.

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