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Should Nazis be allowed to run for office?

Arthur Jones, an American Nazi Party leader and Holocaust denier, just won a Republican primary in Illinois's 3rd Congressional district. Jones ran unopposed, but still got 20,000 votes. The Illinois GOP denounced Jones, but others say he should never been on the ballot: Nazis shouldn't be allowed to run for office. Free speech advocates, however, argue that banning certain political parties—even repugnant ones—from seeking elected office could set a dangerous precedent. What do you think?

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Jones has an actual Holocaust denial section on his website. Many Illinois voters are demanding to know how this person was allowed to run as a Republican.

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Others point out that he ran unopposed because there is no way a Republican could win in this district. The Illinois GOP couldn't stop him from running. It's up to the voters to make sure he does not get into office.

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Others blame the GOP. They should have run someone–anyone–against this despicable person. 

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Nearly 20,000 people voted for Jones. Many of these were voters who simply vote a straight Republican ticket. Critics say fascists should not be allowed to game our political system like this. Sadly, we can't trust voters to do their research or pay attention to the views of the candidates that they vote for.

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But others argue that Illinois voters will take care of this problem in the general election. Banning candidates from the ballot is un-American, no matter how abhorrent their views.

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