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Is it unconstitutional for a public US official to block someone on social media for disagreement?
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You misunderstood that this applies to personal accounts - it was the other way around: they ruled that Trump's "personal" account was de facto a government account and should be treated as ...

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Do other countries guarantee freedoms that the United States does not have?
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The most basic and important freedom that comes to mind is participation in direct democracy. Initiatives and referendums exist at the state level in some states, but not federally. Other countries ...

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Why is the United States voluntarily funding the World Health Organization 60 times more than China?
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It's not that USA pays a lot, it's that China is stingy. That probably has to do with a perceived western bias in the UN (citation needed) which China doesn't like (citation needed). For example look ...

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What is the reasoning behind nighttime restrictions during pandemic?
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Another way to look at this questions is this: Why are there night-time restrictions, instead of closing leisure-time facilities like restaurants and clubs outright? And the cynical answer to that ...

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Are there countries where secondary home ownership is banned?
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Switzerland has restrictions on building secondary homes, but they are pretty lax: Federal act on second homes, constitution art. 75b. Basically the proportion of second homes is limited to 20%, per ...

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Does the Japanese government not have the authority to cancel the Olympics?
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We have established in another answer that there is a contract giving the IOC the authority to hold the games and which doesn't give Japan the authority to cancel them. However, this is [politics.se], ...

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Is it a fundamental tenet of liberalism to allow the expression of illiberal ideals?
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My question is, does pure liberalism extend personal freedoms of speech to ideals [...]? No. Ideals, i.e. abstract concepts, don't have rights. Humans have rights. I just wanted to point this out, ...

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Why is the European Peace Facility considered risky?
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Because those countries receiving the help are not "democratic" according to European standards, they are comparatively unstable and have a bad track record on human rights. Just reread the ...

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Why do some nations not allow renunciation of citizenship?
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One reason someone could argue against allowing renunciation of citizenship is to prevent citizens being coerced into giving up their citizenship. That is, as an explicit counter measure to make ...

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