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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Daniel Rood


Florida Alligator
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Remember the 5th of November

Four hundred and four years ago today the infamous Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English Houses of Parliament was foiled, and co-conspirator Guy Fawkes was consequently executed. Though I do not condone acts of violence, this event serves as an important reminder for us all to stay vigilant in the face of tyranny. During the pre-revolutionary era in America, colonists celebrated Nov. 5 to express their anger toward the authoritarian government back in England, providing the foundation for the American Revolution. Today it is celebrated to express opposition to an increasingly belligerent government that not only puts our liberties at risk but also undermines the very principles this country was founded on.

Florida Alligator
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UF Libertarians left out of health care forum

If any of you went to the Health Care Forum on Monday night hosted by Student Government's Chomp the Vote, you would have noticed that the student organizations participating in the discussion included only the College Democrats and the College Republicans.

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