coteyr
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Why is there a broad pattern of excessive force by police towards protestors in spite of international focus on this use of force?
30 votes

There are a few things that keep putting fuel on this fire. The media likes to sell, and violence is exciting. There have been over 700 protests.[1] But only around 20 have ended up in violence.[2] ...

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Vote amount according to "intelligence"
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20 votes

Let's assume for a moment that there is a way to test for "intelligence" and that the test is genuine. Let's also assume that it can be taken quickly and with ease. And that the test itself can apply ...

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Isn't acknowledging the existence of God, as a state, a contradiction of the separation of Church and State?
17 votes

I will try to explain as I was taught, so please bear with me. Separation of church and state is just that: The state should hold no powers over any church. Keep in mind that, while not a new ...

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Why are so many Americans against Obamacare?
15 votes

I can only give you my reasons and examples that back them up. Loss of the rite to choose level of care First we have to look at the fact that with the transition to the ACA we lost the right to ...

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Why is the ACA individual mandate the most lambasted part of the ACA when the ACA couldn't be funded without it?
7 votes

This is obviously a hot issue, but I will try to explain the best I can. Many parts of the ACA are generally thought of as "good". The visible ones are the "No pre-existing condition", "kid stay ...

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What is the Trump's Foreign Policy position regarding professional immigrants from Latin America?
6 votes

Though this may get down voted, I will attempt to answer. It is very difficult to find "his" official policy on immigration. There is a large amount of noise out their with one side or the other ...

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Why aren't Republicans more focused on mobilizing a movement towards 'dethroning' Trump?
4 votes

What you asked is very near opinion, so I will use my own opinion as an example. Keep in mind that I am using my opinions as an example, not to "support Trump" but because I think it shows a good ...

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Is there a voting system to elect multiple candidates and ensure diversity within those elected?
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4 votes

There is a system, and while I have not seen it used in politics much, I have seen it used in businesses and especially non-profit companies. I have heard it called "Reserved Spot" or "Reserved ...

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Is Trump's US travel more expensive than previous presidents?
4 votes

Maybe? So after doing a little research, it would seem that the "Presidential Travel Costs" are higher. But unfortunately, it's not an apples to apples comparison. Mostly it seems that the ...

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What does the POTUS do, exactly?
4 votes

I know this is going to come off more like a high school civics lesson, but here are the main "Jobs" of the president: Commander in Chief as the Commander in chief he has direct and unrestricted ...

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Why do farms need subsidies?
3 votes

Speaking from a US perspective farms do not need subsidies. They would work just fine without them. Historically speaking though there have been many reasons, but mostly it's because there were/are ...

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Can a president win the electoral college and lose the popular vote?
3 votes

It's very important to note that the people that go out to the polls and place their votes are not actually voting for the president. They are telling their representatives who they want them to vote ...

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Are there any developed countries where the government doesn't spend money on sports, theaters, museums and other forms of entertainment?
2 votes

Essentially no. One can even consider it a requirement for a developed country to support the "entertainment" aspects on some level. Now to be clear they way they support those industries can be very ...

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How do some countries make political laws against the burka but not against nun habits?
2 votes

This is a tricky one and for the most part, comes down to a mess of religion, culture, oppression, and the like. First to try to make the law, one must make a case for why it is bad. Most of the ...

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Why did the US prohibit alcohol (instead of some other substance) during Prohibition
2 votes

So there are two parts to the answer. First, why ban anything? At the time, women were just starting to see the possibilities of voting. At the time men created the laws, they approve them, they ...

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Would it save lives in London to arm every individual police officer?
1 votes

I am going to chime in From the U.S. so take this with a grain of salt. Here in the U.S. We want and maintain our rite to bare arms. It's generally thought that having a population armed, and a state ...

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How does Obamacare save lives?
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How does Obamacare save lives? It does not, by it's self save lives. The general argument is that, in the long run having health insurance will result in better heath care, and that the life ...

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Why is Trump's omission of an explicit mention of Jews from the holocaust memorial a big deal?
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There are specifically two reasons that it could be a big deal. First, because the holocaust was mostly about the mass murder of Jewish people. It was nearly genocide, on that front. To generalize ...

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