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Venezuelan Libertarian: The Ron Paul Institute Is Wrong

Franklin Camargo | Venezuela

There is a multitude of reasons to take an interest in the Venezuelan crisis and to advocate for freedom in that country. There are plenty of reasons, but in my case, my main motivation lies in experience — for having been expelled from medical school and persecuted by the Maduro regime after I resisted the communist indoctrination at my university. At only 21 years old, I’ve already had a political career in one of the most hostile social environments in the Western Hemisphere.

All my life, except for the last three months that I’ve experienced the American market-driven economy, I’ve lived in the most unfortunate country for a free and individualistic soul to be in. This nefarious doctrine called Revolutionary Socialism has always had devastating consequences, beginning with the collapse of the economy. It eventually reaches into the very spirit of man. The more socialist a nation is, the greater the catastrophe it is capable of achieving.

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Abortion is the Worst Political Issue

Kevin Damato | @KevinCDamato

With controversial laws being passed in states like Rhode Island and Georgia, both sides of the abortion debate seem to be gearing up for a national clash. Under most circumstances, I would recommend that more conversation is the best method to combat the inevitable whirlwind of belligerence. But, I can no longer in good conscience do the same when it comes to abortion. Continue reading “Abortion is the Worst Political Issue”

Trump Defies Neocons, Stands Up for Base on Iran

Blake | United States

Trump started his campaign with outright condemnation of America’s endless war epidemic. This message fit well into the “America First” platform. It resonated with many Americans that have grown tired of unfulfilled foreign policy promises. He seemed like the way out of the Bush-Clinton neocon dynasty. Trump reaffirmed this stance in February saying he inherited endless wars “of unlimited spending and death. During my campaign, I said, very strongly, that these wars must finally end.”

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Trump Is No Hero for Calling Off the Iran Strike

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Thursday night, President Trump made a monumental decision to call off a strike against Iran. After they shot down an American drone Monday, the president said that such a reaction was “not proportional” after learning it would lead to the deaths of around 150 people.

Without a doubt, Trump’s decision was a good one; not killing 150 people is radically better than killing 150 people. But this alone is a far cry from a heroic act and does not clean the blood that already stains his record.

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Reparations Have Been Paid, But The Subjugated Groups Were Still Alive

Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Two days ago was “Juneteenth”, or June nineteenth, the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Confederate states in 1865. America has a long history of buying and selling human beings. Thus, the DNC has rolled out slavery reparations as a serious campaign issue. It’s undoubtedly going to be discussed in the primary debates. Indeed, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders have both already discussed their respiration plans in the hypothetical. An article for the New York Times examines the history of reparations in America and points out how, although rare, they are not completely unheard of.

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