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A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS

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The Washington Navy Yard shootings reignited the never-ending debate between gun controllers and gun owners over gun control. You’ve heard the arguments numerous times so I won’t repeat them here; and it’s unnecessary because gun control is going nowhere at the federal level. We have almost as many guns as we have people in the United States; and gun owners have more political clout than gun controllers. The question remains, however, how do we prevent mass shootings? Here’s a three-pronged solution to the problem.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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“A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND”

 

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Abraham Lincoln’s June 17, 1858, speech, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination as that state’s United States senator, was about slavery; but his admonition about a nation divided could just as well apply to 21st century America. What divides us today, however, isn’t one man’s right to own another, but government’s right to own us all. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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WARNING TO DEMOCRATS: AVOID FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

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Every Fourth of July American patriots celebrate much more than Independence Day. We celebrate our political heritage, our freedom, and American Exceptionalism. This year, however, if the findings of a new Harvard University study are true, Democrats may wish to avoid the parades and fireworks displays. According to the study; “Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party.” I’m a conservative Republican, but I am compelled to rise in defense of Democrats. (More)

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