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How do we think about the UK lockdown debate?
The libertarian position, or 'End lockdown now!'
The state should not control the individual
This view sees lockdown as a state-sanctioned siege and violation of basic constitutional rights. Proponents advocate flouting social distancing rules to seize back their individual freedoms, and ‘liberate’ themselves from state control. Proponents include the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the US gun rights lobby and alt-right activists The Proud Boys.
What are the pros and cons of democracy?
The pros of democracy
Democracy ensures freedom for every citizen
Democracy affords us four basic and inalienable rights; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to assemble, and equal representation before the law. Citizens get to enjoy expressing their opinions openly, going anywhere and doing anything they please, and making (and keeping) their own wealth.
Should we have gun control?
Guns should not be restricted in any way
The Second Amendment is a fundamental guarantee of individual liberty
Any limit would amount to a violation of the Second Amendment.
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