Amor Fati: On the End of 71 Republic

71 Republic
Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

After nearly 3 years of consistent and dedicated journalism, 71 Republic is coming to an end. To some, this may not mean much. To others, this is probably coming quite unexpectedly. So I wanted to express my thoughts on the end and answer a couple of possible questions. Every written piece is structured to answer a central question. That’s the thesis of the writing.

I hope to answer why 71 Republic is ending, what my intention was behind 71 Republic, and my final thoughts on the matter.

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Federal Judge: 3D Printed Gun Blueprints Now Illegal. Here’s the Download Link

3D printed gun download
Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

On Tuesday, a Federal Judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to allow Defense Distributed to post blueprints for 3D printed guns was illegal. Judge Robert Lasnik of the U.S. District Court in Seattle violated federal law with the order by not first notifying Congress. However, the information should be free, so here’s the download link.

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WikiLeaks for Everything: The Path to Freedom

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

The pinnacle of entrepreneurship is “Uberizing” your respective industry. Grab surplus-value and create a new business out of it. Airbnb is the Uber for sleeping. There’s an Uber for dog walking. It’s a pretty clear formula, that, if done right, is clearly profitable. Libertarianism has an analogous formula for producing a freer world. No, it isn’t Gary Johnson. It isn’t even Ron Paul: it’s WikiLeaks.

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The Hong Kong Protestors Should Invite Charlie Wilson

Hong Kong Protest Guns Charlie Wilson
J.D. Little | United States

Hong Kong was not ruled over by tyrants while Thomas Jefferson was alive. But in the name of some classical American sagacity, it may be worth it to find out what he would likely think about the riots gripping the city-state.  Jefferson frequently referenced a so-called “Empire of Liberty” in many of his key letters.

Most critically, on the 6th of September, 1824, he wrote to William Ludlow, “where this progress will stop no-one can say. Barbarism has, in the meantime, been receding before the steady step of amelioration; and will in time, I trust, disappear from the earth”. It is the duty of free people to ensure freedom in the face of rampant oppression, be it by a State or by other entities.

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Vapes and E-cigs 96% Safer Than Cigarettes, Study Reveals

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

On Wednesday, President Trump announced a desire to ban flavored e-cigarette products nationwide. The move comes after six people have died after using vapes or other e-cigarette products. To put that in perspective, nine million adults vape regularly; tens of millions more adults and teens have tried vaping at least once. In particular, Juul is facing backlash due to its heavy nicotine concentration. But what does the science say about vaping?

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