Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris recently promised that if she ever becomes president, she will implement red flag laws. But what seems to set her apart from many others is the criteria she uses. The Californian believes that seizing guns from white nationalists or any person exhibiting “traits of being a danger to society” could reduce violence in America.
Dylan Palmer | United States
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, may be the most interesting candidate to watch in tonight’s second Democratic Debate. Leading up to today he’s talked big game and high ideals. Buttigieg has separated himself from the rest of the field with his hopeful rhetoric, energetic youth, and grass-roots working-class appeal. However, in the aftermath of the first Democratic Debate in which virtually every candidate jumped frantically from scripted talking point to scripted talking point, he has a decision to make.
Will he continue his authentic style, or fall to the pressures of the debate stage, like so many before him? It’s not easy to engage in thoughtful reflection when funneled into a one minute or 30-second time slot for a response. Yet, Buttigieg has built his brand on being the only gay, Harvard graduate, Rhode Scholar, US military veteran in the race. In other words, he’s built his brand on being a worldly, intellectual politician.
Libertarian champion Ron Paul made an appearance on RT recently where he gave his thoughts on the 2020 election. When asked about the candidates, Paul showed little interest in most of the twenty plus candidates running for the Democratic primary. However, he was very enthusiastic about Representative from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard, calling her the “very best” option.
Vice President Mike Pence is an evil man. He hates gay people. Pence cannot fathom that two consenting adults who love each other should be left alone. He wants to force conversion therapy upon innocent gay children. Just when you thought he couldn’t get any worse, we examine Mike Pence’s opinions towards women. He clearly hates them too. He sees A Handmaid’s Tell as the gold standard, not a dystopia. He won’t even be alone with women who aren’t his wife! This is obviously a man who hates gays, women, and probably minorities. After all, he likes President Trump.
This is the usual opinion held concerning Mike Pence of those who consider themselves Democrats. We are seeing Mayor Pete Buttigieg claim that, because he is gay, Mike Pence hates him and wants to take his rights away.
Glenn Verasco | Thailand
If there’s one welfare state proposition that makes Libertarians reconsider their anti-government position, it might be UBI (Universal Basic Income). The concept of UBI is simple: every person in a given country gets cash from the government every month. Rather than rationing food, energy, or clothes like a purely Socialist society, a nation with UBI allows those on the receiving end to decide which of their needs should be met the same way people who earn their own money do.