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Draconian Gun Laws and Knee-Jerk Democracy in New Zealand by Miguel A. Faria, MD

On April 10, 2019, New Zealand MPs voted almost unanimously to pass draconian gun control laws in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shooting. As a result, “military-style semiautomatic firearms” are now banned. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardem stated she would be signing the legislation into law, claiming “these weapons were designed to kill.” …

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Book Review —Trump’s big agenda for conservatism and restoring America — according to David Horowitz by Miguel A. Faria, MD

This article is a review of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America (2017) by David Horowitz, an instructive and engaging tome that can be read at one sitting. Horowitz begins with a discussion of the dissension in the Republican ranks with Trump’s candidacy for the presidency. And he is correct when he writes that …

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Loving California from a safe distance by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Charles Richardson’s column of February 4 insisting the popular vote count is “a moot point” could have been completely accurate if — and this is a big if — there were not at least 11 heavily liberal Democratic states, including California, trying to undermine the Electoral College and instead making the popular vote supreme in presidential elections. …

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How the Electoral College kept four California counties from dictating to the entire nation! by Miguel A. Faria, MD

As Ronald Reagan used to say, when repeatedly correcting misstatements, “here we go again!” And yes, I repeatedly hear the United States of America referred to as a democracy by both parroting ignorants as well as those who know or should know better. Just recently a letter to the editor in my local paper argued …

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Working people, politics and Trump — Answer to a reader

Politics is politics, and to paraphrase the remark misattributed to Bismarck, “politics are like making sausages, not a pretty sight.” Trump, bombastic and offensive to some, is using populism and taking advantage of the disaffection and anger of American voters to get elected president. He did not become a successful businessman from idiocy and pomposity, …

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Capitalism’s money and guns saved socialism

Green Perry’s mellifluous language and arguments in his letter almost makes one hope socialism does triumph globally and stops all the evils of capitalism. What a soporific! First of all, the top six countries he mentioned, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and France, started from a higher economic base than most of the world …

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