Unintended Consequences Topics for Discussion

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Compare the political ideologies of author Ross with those of the current ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party.

If Henry Bowman were a real person, to what organizations would he likely belong in contemporary society? Why?

The issue of gun ownership and control are almost 80 years old and do not appear to have changed significantly. Briefly describe the positions of both sides of this issue.

One of the hallmarks of American democracy is that the United States is a nation of laws, with a process for changes in law when the majority supports such change. Clearly, Henry believes that this process has "broken down" and that he must take criminal action on a grand scale to achieve change. Under what circumstances might you support criminal action against what you perceive to be oppression? Can such action ever be justified? Support your answer with specific examples.

Until recently...

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