Tag: Congress

Donald Trump, Please Buy Greenland

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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Ghost Guns are the Solution to Restrictive Gun Control

Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

America was struck this week with a hail storm of tragedy. This week there were three mass shootings- one in El Paso Texas, one in Dayton Ohio, and one in Gilroy California. The gunmen in these various crimes murdered, in all, at least 32 from the time of writing. So far in 2019 alone, there have been at least 17 deadly mass shootings in America. These bi-monthly cataclysms make America a unique figure amongst first world countries in the most shameful way possible. Among nations with gun control, America tops the list in the category of number mass shootings.

These murders and their following heartaches motivate people to enact restrictive gun legislation in the name of public safety. But this is not the answer. What is less obvious is the way we ought to combat restrictive gun control. The answer lies in the kryptonite to all gun regulation, Cody Wilson’s Ghost Gun

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The House Minimum Wage Raise Bill Will Be a Disaster

Nicolas Gonzalez@Nicogonz15

On July 18th, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a bill which will raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Rep. Adam Schiff, Twitter (D-CA-28).

Schiff claims that 33 million Americans will receive a well-deserved raise, however, it will only take jobs off the market and make that 33 million downsize significantly.

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Justin Amash Must Avoid Libertarian Party Temptation

Conner Drigotas | @connerdrigotas

At 6 AM on July 4, 2019, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed by Representative Justin Amash of Michigans 3rd Congressional District in which he announced his departure from the Republican Party.

Amash said he has become “disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it. The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions.” His sentiment is one that state houses across the country are echoing.

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The US Drug Scheduling System is Broken

Garrett Summers | @g_summ300

The Controlled Substances Act created the US system for ranking each drug by comparing their medicinal value to their potential for abuse. For Example, according to the DEA, schedule one drugs have no medicinal value and a high potential for abuse. Marijuana happens to fall into the schedule one group while cocaine is a schedule two drug. This means, according to the US Government, cocaine has more accepted medicinal uses than marijuana. Under the Controlled Substance Act, The FDA defines marijuana as a schedule one drug. Tt’s therefore “not safe to use even under medical supervision”. However, the DEA allows medical cocaine use with “severe restrictions.”

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