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Freedom (II): Passed by Unrecognized

Understanding and ignorance both shape our choices. The latter may limit freedom with or without an encroachment of our rights, in that we approach the choosing point with its long-term possibilities distorted or otherwise misunderstood and pass freedom by without recognizing it.

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Opening Congress

English: President Barack Obama speaks to a jo...

Whenever a single piece of legislation encompasses disparate issues, the public loses its ability to assess the voting record of elected officials. Everything is thrown into a single barrel: quality expenditures along side pork. This at once, degrades representative democracy and squanders the public wealth.

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Middle East Revisited: Towards Peace

When one nation attacks another, the international community may retaliate against or impose sanctions on the aggressor. Without such possibilities international laws on aggression would be moot.

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