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You’re Hurting People With Mental Illness

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I’ve touched on this issue before, but I think it’s a conversation worth continuing in more detail. Read the rest of this entry

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We’re Part Of The Problem

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Congress’ approval rating is, as we all pretty much know, at record lows. Real Clear Politics shows the average among polls (major news sources and other regular polling institutions) to be at 84.2% on the disapproval side. Almost 85% of Americans believe that Congress as a whole is doing a shitty job of taking care of the country and doing what they’re supposed to do: represent their constituents.

However, when those same people are polled about their individual representatives, around 60% of the people polled felt that they were doing a good job.

Do you see the problem here?

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The Most Important Sentence in Politics

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The next time you’re arguing with someone about politics, there’s one sentence that might help you let go of any anger or resentment you feel toward the person you’re debating. It might help you to understand that the argument isn’t really about big issues or democrats or republicans or libertarians or the tea party.

The phrase was originally coined by Tip O’Neill, but that doesn’t matter. Since then, this single sentence has become commonplace when referring to politics. Read the rest of this entry

Get to know us!

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Jerry here. Let me start this blog by making something totally clear:

Your Face is Politics is not a news site.

We aren’t just reporting news. This site is all about discussions of political issues. We want a free forum to respectfully discuss politics without worrying about a bunch of politically correct nonsense.

We absolutely have opinions, and we openly state those opinions. On the other hand, we promise to never give information that we know is false. We’ll call out bullshit, no matter what side of the aisle it’s coming from. We listen to any opposing viewpoints. Always. We might disagree with them (sometimes enthusiastically), but we consider every opinion. When someone disagrees with us, we consider what they have to say. We don’t just try to think of a counter-argument. We listen. Read the rest of this entry

Stop Pretending You Have the Answers

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After the Newtown killings, Joe Biden talked about the need to get rid of assault weapons. At one point, he said, “You don’t need an AR-15. Buy a shotgun!”

Well, Mr. Biden, Aaron Alexis killed 12 people with a shotgun and a handgun.

 

NRA Spokeman Wayne LaPierre said that if armed security officers had been used at the Newtown school, “26 innocent lives might have been spared that day.”

LaPierre also said, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

That’s right. According to LaPierre, that’s the only way. Read the rest of this entry

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