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Honest Pen  🖋Tap the follow button if you want to be smarter when it comes to politics! 🇺🇸Mostly CONSERVATIVE, completely FACTS.

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🖋Do you agree? Are we idolizing celebrities? I think so. I think that the reason why most of the youth is democrat is because the youth focuses a lot of their time and energy on the media. They tend to agree with the people they look up to and see the most.
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🖋Let me know what you think in the comments. If you don’t want to do that, then message me and we’ll talk about it.
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🖋There are two sides to the welfare debate. You either love it or hate it. Liberals and conservatives tend to disagree over the matter. Here I will present their arguments and you decide which one is true.
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🔵Liberal: “Support welfare, including long-term welfare. Welfare is a safety net which provides for the needs of the poor. Welfare is necessary to bring fairness to American economic life. It is a device for protecting the poor.”
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🔴Conservative: Go against long-term welfare, as it promotes conformity. “Opportunities should be provided to make it possible for those in need to become self-reliant. It is far more compassionate and effective to encourage people to become self-reliant, rather than allowing them to remain dependent on the government for provisions”
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🖋What side do you stick to? Forget partisanship and inclinations. Decide what you think is right for this single matter.
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“Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs” by Student News Daily heavily contributed to this segment. -
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🖋Interesting chart highlighting the amount of casualties due to abortion. In addition, it sets a disparaging contrast between murders caused by shooting weapons, and anything else. Would you consider abortion murder? -
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REPOST: 🖋HOW TO WIN A POLITICAL ARGUMENT🖋
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❌ USING FACTS: When it comes to arguments, psychological research agrees that facts and information don’t mean much. In fact, people will usually come up with a conclusion first, and then they try to use information to back it up. People don’t look at facts and form an opinion after. -
❌ BEING A DICK: Being mean will only put the opponent on defense, and the argument is sure to become heated. This is partly because our mood determines a lot about how receptive we are to new information or ideas: If we’re happy and confident and at ease, we’re more likely to be open-minded. Don’t attack the person ever.
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❌ TALKING ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS: Talking about your own feelings is partial. The opponent will think that you’re only considering your side, and that you’re simply biased. -
✅ ASK THE OPPONENT TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF/HERSELF: This phenomenon is known as the “illusion of explanatory depth.” If you ask the average person to explain why they hold a given opinion, “They will come to realize the limitations of their own understanding,” said Frank C. Keil, a Yale University psychologist who studies intuitive beliefs and explanatory understanding. -
✅ ALWAYS REMAIN CALM AND RESPECTFUL: This is non-negotiable. If you’ve ever seen a mad, loud, and emotional person arguing, that person will usually sound unreasonable and crazy. Whereas a calm and collected person gives a good impression.
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✅ DON’T SHOW THEM WHY THEY’RE WRONG, SHOW THEM WHY YOU’RE RIGHT: The whole point of an argument is to show them why you’re side is right, and why it’s viable. If you attack the other persons side, you will just put them on defense and they will never see the reasoning behind your beliefs. By talking about your own side, you give them new perspectives and ideas that maybe one day they will consider.
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🤔Is Donald Trump better than Barack Obama?
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🖋In his first 100 days, Trump signed 29 laws compared to Obama's 14 - although Trumps came in at a total of 133 pages, compared with Obama's 1,602.
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🖋In the same time frame, Trump signed 30 executive orders, including two travel bans, while Obama signed 19 executive orders, which included no travel bans.
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🖋Again, after his first 100 days, the United States' unemployment rate was at 4.5 per cent, and it looks set to finish the year at around a similar mark, whereas the rate after Obama's first 100 days was at 8.7 per cent.
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🖋But, in the interest of fairness, we should probably take into account that Obama had just inherited the worst economic crisis since The Great Depression.
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🖋At the end of the day, Donald Trump has 2 years of work while Obama had 8 years. All we can do is wait and see what happens. Still, who do you think takes the cake?
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💵HOW PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX WORKS💵
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🔼Progressive income tax, in my opinion, is really bad. I don’t think one should pay higher tax rates the more money they make. I think everyone should be treated on an equal basis. I decided to post this because I’ve been hearing a horrible misconception of progressive income tax. The misconception is that progressive income taxes discourages people from working high paying jobs, because they will lose net income. This is wrong. Let’s dive in.
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🧠 Scroll to the chart on the right. This chart was the income tax rates for 2010. If you earned $8,350, you would be charged a 10% income tax rate. If you earned $8,351, you would be charged a 15% income tax rate. Right?
Not true! You would be charged by brackets. The first $8,350 you earn would by charged a 10% income rate. Then, the extra dollar would be charged 15%. One dollar doesn’t change the whole income tax rate. You are charged by brackets, and earning more money doesn’t place you in a completely different bracket. Therefore. This chart shows that the first $0-8,350 will be charged 10%, and the next $8,351-33,590 will be charged 15%, the next $33,951-82,250 will be charged 25%, and so on.
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In essence, your tax bracket isn’t the number used for your whole income.
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🖋TRANSGENDERISM!
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💡Transgenders, ranging from ages 18 to 98, according to a study by UCLA, have a suicide rate north of 40%.
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🖋Many claim that this is due to discrimination, seclusion, and hatred. It’s only logical, why else would a transgender person be more likely to commit suicide? Firstly, because they suffer from a mental illness. They suffer from gender dysphoria (GD), or gender identity disorder (GID), which is the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth. In this case, they don’t identify with their genetics. -
💡This is especially important, because not only are they mentally ill, but society has told them to embrace such grave psychological issue, instead of treating it.
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🖋Another factor to consider is that even minority groups who suffer from insurmountable proportions of racism and detrimental discrimination, they don’t have suicide rates quite as high as transgenders.
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💡The Center for Disease’s Control show that the highest rates for suicide in the past 15 years belong to WHITE people. Black people had the LOWEST rate among all ethnicities [3].
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🖋If suicide was a direct result of discrimination, wouldn’t black people have one of the highest rates of suicide? And an even higher rate than white people? Even then, black people report insanely high perceived rates of discrimination [2], and it is safe to assume that the rates of actual instances are even higher.
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💡Discrimination is not the factor, it’s mental illness. Successful suicide is very correlated to mental illness [1]. Since transgenderism is a mental illness, their high suicide rate is understandable. -
🖋What is America doing wrong? America is embracing mental instability. Instead o treating the illness with therapy, society advocates for surgery that makes the illness reality. It’s like giving psychedelics to a schizophrenic. -
Sources:
1: http://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/facts_suicide.php
2: http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/12/perceptions-of-discrimination-a-black-and-white-story/]
3: https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

💊SHOULD DRUGS BE LEGALIZED?💊
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🔑First off, what do you think of this comic? I don’t find it very deep but I’m sure you all will have thoughts on it. I think marijuana should be legal, but those imprisoned for it still deserve to be imprisoned as they didn’t follow the law.
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🔑Has criminalization worked? The US spends $51 million a year on the war on drugs. The US has 25% of the world’a prisoners, and our prison population has skyrocketed by 700% since 1970. In 1971, Nixon signed into law the “War on Drugs.”
America is wasting too much time and money, imprisoning too many people, for a useless reason. Since the 1970s, the war on drugs has showed that it does not work. Drug overdose is still the leading cause of death in the nation for people between 35 and 54. In addition, the US has some of the highest drug abuse rates in the world. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
🍺Prohibition worked. Its purpose was to reduce alcohol use, not to exterminate alcoholism altogether. In this way, Prohibition succeeded by reducing alcohol consumption by 30-50%. Therefore, Prohibition did work its purpose, and it wasn’t a failure that could be applied to today’a drug argument. In addition, Prohibition did not create a black market of speakeasies and mafias. They already existed, but during this period, they sold alcohol. Prohibition did not increase or decrease the level of organized crime or violence.
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In California, decriminalization of Marijuana has not worked to eliminate the black market. This is because the decriminalized marijuana is sold at very expensive rates. Therefore, black markets still exist, selling cheaper marijuana.
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Drugs like PCP, cocaine, or meth should not be legalized. This is because they cause violent behavior, which results in more crimes and violence. Drugs like marijuana, however, should be legalized, as their effects are not grave. Though, it’s not a matter of grave, but of freedom. Marijuana is still harmful, but I don’t agree with its criminalization.
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🖋In the United States, “Each year, more than 100 million animals...are killed in U.S. laboratories.” ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
🔍The fact is, an excessive amount of them die. The question is, is it right?
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🖋I’m a big believer in that society’s values should align with the Bible. I’m not saying that makes my following point valid, but here it goes if you are willing to consider it. The Bible has made humans superior to animals, and has granted us the moral right to use them for our benefit.
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🔍Genesis 1:28: “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
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🖋This excerpt shows that we should use animals to help us in our endeavors. The Bible also mentions that we should be righteous about it.
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🔍Secularly, I would like to argue that richer lives, more complex animals, should not be used for experimentation. I place dogs and such at the top of the hierarchy, and bacteria and ants at the bottom.
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🖋Final thoughts on the Syrian attack?
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💣I really do believe that Syria attacked its people. If proven otherwise, it will be pretty surprising. A lot of reasons align as to why they would do so, especially knowing the country’s president and government.
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