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Ben Shapiro,

They [civilians] need them [assault weapons] for the prospective possibility of resistance to tyranny.
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William G. Young, U.S. District Judge

The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines, are simply not weapons within the original meaning of the individual constitutional right to ‘bear arms'.
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Chuck Schumer, U.s. senator from the state of new york

The only people who use them [so-called assault weapons] are mass murderers.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Reinstate the assault weapons plan. Make it harder for terrorists to use these weapons to kill us.
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Mitt Romney,

Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

agrees Fracking
After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it. … The natural gas boom has led to cleaner power and greater energy independence. We need to encourage that.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

I think it [health care] should be a right for every American. In a country as wealthy as ours, for us to have people who are going bankrupt because they can't pay their medical bills -- for my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition ... See More
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Ben Shapiro,

Morally, you have no right to demand medical care of me. I may recognize your necessity and offer charity; my friends and I may choose to band together and fund your medical care. But your necessity does not change the basic math: Medical care is a service and a good provided by a third party... [M]edical care is a commodity, and treating it otherwise is foolhardy. To make a commodity cheaper a... See More
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Pete du Pont, American lawyer and politician

disagrees Euthanasia
From the Soviet gulag to the Nazi concentration camps and the killing fields of Cambodia, history teaches that granting the state legal authority to kill innocent individuals has dreadful consequences.
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Julius Genachowski, Business executive, politician

Net neutrality was essential for our economy; it was essential to preserve freedom and openness, both for economic reasons and free speech reasons.
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Elliott Abrams, American lawyer, diplomat

The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

agrees Carbon Tax
I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Internet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can't decide which online stores you should shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can't let any company pay for priority over its competitors.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

For too many of us, it’s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods or college campuses or places of worship or our social media feeds, surrounded by people who look like us and share the same political outlook and never challenge our assumptions. The rise of naked partisanship, increasing economic and regional stratification, the splintering of our media into a cha... See More
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Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

agrees Carbon Tax
People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

The next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle-class jobs obsolete.
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Charles Munger, American investor, businessman and philanthropist

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the moment it was raised. It’s just disgusting. Bitcoin is noxious poison.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

All Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve
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Richard Posner,

agrees Carbon Tax
Stiff taxes will put pressure on the energy industry to achieve technological breakthroughs (such as sequestration of carbon dioxide) that will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Climate change is the greatest long-term threat facing the world, as well as a danger already manifesting itself as droughts, storms, heat waves and flooding.
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Ralph Nader, Consumer advocate, author and former presidential candidate

agrees Basic Income
Basic income would get rid of chronic capitalism
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Xavier Oberson,

agrees Robot Tax
Our analysis suggests that a tax on the use of robots would make sense, as a potential solution for addressing the development of robots on the labour market. In essence, we believe that granting a legal personality to robots could lead to the emergence of an electronic ability to pay, which should be recognised for tax purposes. After all, we have seen in the past that states, when required, may ... See More
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Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator, 2016 GOP candidate for President

agrees Brexit
If Brexit takes place, Britain will be at the front of the line for a free trade deal with America, not at the back. There is a vast amount of trade, commerce and investment between our two nations.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

disagrees Brexit
The UK will lose its influence in the world if it leaves the European Union
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Robert Rubin, United states secretary of the treasury

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Froman, Us trade representative

disagrees Brexit
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James Berry,

disagrees Brexit
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

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Ayelet Waldman, American writer

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Orin Kerr, American legal scholar

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Malcolm H. Wiener, Aegean prehistorian

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David W. Crane, British busienssman

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H. Rodgin Cohen, American lawyer

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Russell Goldsmith, American banker

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Silda Wall Spitzer, First lady of new york

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Debra L. Lee, American businesswoman

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Bob Arum, Attorney and boxing promoter

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Rebecca Eisenberg, American lawyer

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Chris Lehane, American political consultant

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Andrés W. López, American lawyer

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Michelle Obama, Lawyer, writer, wife of barack obama and former first lady of the united states

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Evan Wolfson, American attorney

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Alan Solow, American lawyer

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Regina Montoya, American businessman

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Glen Fukushima, American businessman

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