Donald Trump, Please Buy Greenland

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Spencer Kellogg | @Spencer_Kellogg

Donald, do it. Buy that icy rock from right under those Danes. Do what you do best and dunk on every single one of the people who think this is a misguided and stupid idea – because it isn’t.

There will be many detractors along the way but you are strong enough to face them all. There will be so many know-it-alls calling you an imperialist and bemoaning the expense on the ‘backs’ of the American taxpayer. And you know what? It doesn’t matter.

This isn’t imperialism, this is future urban planning. This isn’t poor spending, it’s smart hedging on some pretty big asset class bets. Land, metals, and missiles are what an empire needs to sustain its power. Trump knows this and China definitely knows it. There’s a reason why Beijing has had its roving eye on Greenland lately.

There could very well come a time when we actually need Greenland and the time to buy it is now.

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The Libertarian Party Can’t Even Balance Its Own Budget

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Since its inception in 1971, the Libertarian Party has pointed out serious flaws in the American political landscape. From criticizing endless war to condemning wasteful budget spending, the LP has certainly taken note of legitimate issues. But would the party of Chair Nick Sarwark come remotely close to solving them, if elected into office?

On the topic of war, it’s hard to say; supposedly antiwar candidates frequently back down on their promises. Barack Obama is an excellent example of this, for his policies led to the creation of several new wars and countless drone attacks against civilians. But he is no indication of the Libertarian Party, so it is unfair to say whether they would keep their antiwar promises. On fiscal issues, though, disturbing evidence seriously calls their ability to manage money into question.

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Congress Personally Showed Me Their Failures

Kevin Damato | @KevinCDamato

In 2019, labeling Congress as “broken” is not a particularly controversial statement.  The deadlock that many regret is only becoming more common, leaving the ordinary citizenry little hope in any productive changes. I, like most Americans, had a very critical and cynical view of the legislative body, but upon seeing the problems firsthand, I can tell you that they are far worse than most imagine.

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