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philnotfil
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Originally posted by Mynnion:
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How about you go down to Havana, stand on a street corner and advocate for government reform and see what happens?
That holds true for many of our allies.
I was responding to the absurd suggestion that because someone likes a national-themed restaurant that that means travel to the country should be allowed on that basis.
The default setting should be that the US government won't restrict the freedom of Americans to travel. If they are going to limit our freedoms, they need to have a compelling reason. That an insignificant country did some bad things 50 years ago doesn't seem to be a very compelling reason anymore. I'm sure that it was quite compelling while Russia was propping up Cuba in exchange for using it as a military base practically in US waters, but we are a couple decades past that being meaningful.

For what other countries do we place limits on American freedoms? What have those countries done to deserve that status? How does Cuba compare to those countries?

Let's declare victory and move on.

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Originally posted by Seneca:
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Originally posted by Mynnion:
Seneca-
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How about you go down to Havana, stand on a street corner and advocate for government reform and see what happens?
That holds true for many of our allies.
I was responding to the absurd suggestion that because someone likes a national-themed restaurant that that means travel to the country should be allowed on that basis.
I don't think you understand. The food was reeeeeeally reeeally good.
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