Peter King’s Absurd Support for an Assault Weapons Ban: An Open Letter

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Thomas DiGennaro | @digennarotom

To Congressman Peter King,

I was immensely disappointed, but not surprised to hear about your support for a federal assault weapons ban. I am ashamed that my face appears on your campaign literature, not only due to your support for a federal assault weapons ban but also due to your co-sponsorship of HR8 and HR1112 which greatly expand background checks and create more loops for gun owners to jump through. It is clear that these gun control measures do not represent the interests of your constituents.

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D.C. Politics Is a Deep-Rooted Cancer

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Richard Scott Howard | @TheNewTedCruz

As I type this, great deliberation is going on in Washington D.C. Principled men, elected by their constituents, are debating the great ideas in politics of our time. When the debate ends, a final vote will occur and a cross-party coalition of principled men will prevail. The victors will be gracious in their victory, the defeated humble in their loss, and the world will continue to go round.

At least, that’s the dream. 

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If You Want to Save the Amazon Rainforest, Privatize It

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Derrell McIver | @BenjaminDMyles1

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most beautiful and essential natural features on our planet. Yet, it is now in great danger as fires, raging for many weeks, threaten the “lungs” of Earth. We should be worried about the Amazon rainforest. But calls for the government to act are not the answer. If they give up ownership and privatize it, governments will provide the best way for the Amazon and other threatened natural resources to be saved. By doing so, they will introduce a beneficial profit motive. 

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DHS’ Domestic Extremism Lexicon Calls You a Terrorist

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Back in April 2009, the Department of Homeland Security released a sinister paper. The DHS’ Domestic Extremism Lexicon made a list of groups that they deemed to be violent domestic security threats. As a reader of 71 Republic, it’s likely you’re on a number of them. By publishing this list, the DHS declared war on freedom-fighters across the country. The mainstream media, however, largely ignored the publication despite its serious ramifications.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: A Stepping Stone For China

@szewc_daniel | Korwinizm

In late June, the United States army was prepared to strike back at the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone. Minutes before the American retaliation, President Trump is said to have decided against an attack, after learning that as many as 150 people would potentially die as a direct.

But this weekends firefight is a completely different story. Hezbollah – whether provoked or not – is being unquestionably aggressive toward Israel, the U.S.’s main ally in the area, one with considerable support for Donald Trump himself. The Iranian revolutionary guard, most likely at least partly responsible for coordinating the attack, is known for supporting organizations such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as the PMF in Iraq.

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