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Why I Vote

Why I Vote

I have only voted three times in my life, in three presidential elections in 2008, 2012, and 2016. I have never voted in a midterm election. But given the importance of this midterm election, which I will certainly vote in, I thought it was worth explaining to you why my position on this has changed so drastically.

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Can the President Pardon Himself?

Can the President Pardon Himself?

The founders gave the President the power to pardon for many reasons, including the ability to correct injustice, show leniency in the federal judicial system, and negotiate an end to hostilities during times of rebellion and civil war. Not on the list: pardoning oneself for breaking the law.

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The Myth of Job Creators and Key Benefits of Regulation

The Myth of Job Creators and Key Benefits of Regulation

Are the highest earners really “job creators,” or do they still seek the cheapest way to produce goods regardless of how much money they save on their taxes? Are regulations strangling industrial growth? Guest author Eric Koonitsky explores these ideas in this Voices of Civics Nation post.

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Practical Ways to Prevent a Tyrannical Government

Practical Ways to Prevent a Tyrannical Government

Guest post by Andrew Theis. The NRA would have us believe that the only defense against a tyrannical government is an armed citizenry. The truth is much simpler: in order to prevent tyranny, we need a healthy democracy, and that requires making it easy for people to register and vote.

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