Present day political issues range from domestic to foreign matters of all kinds. These issues can be concerned with national security, economic conditions, social issues, or legal aspects of the nation. The following are some of the core issues that people in the political circle need to pay attention to :
Since the beginning, immigration makes up an ever-increasing percentage of the population and off late many people are entering the U.S illegally. The task of managing these immigrants lies in the hands of the Government.
Free Speech –
Free Speech is the most fundamental right of the citizens of the United States of America, but what exactly it stands for is debatable. The current debate is on whether freedom of speech permits anyone to say anything in the name of their constitutional right or is there a self-monitored line that needs to be drawn.
Unemployment has been a problem for quite some time now. Though the unemployment rates in the U.S have come down in the recent times, many economists say this could be because of the rise in part-time jobs or workers leaving the work-force.
Abortion debates have been in vogue for quite some time now. What makes the matter an extremely complex one to take a firm stance on is the fact that it has a lot of opposition from the various religious bodies of the nation, especially the Catholic Church.
Racism is discrimination that has always existed in the U.S, but in the recent trump regime racism has resurfaced and this time stronger than ever before. The common man is becoming increasingly intolerant towards those of foreign origin and colored or dark skin.
Net Neutrality –
The job of organizations and government in deciding Internet access and speed is gigantically imperative later on of business and free discourse.
Gun Control –
Firearms have never been simpler to get in the US. It is quite evident that the purpose of the second amendment was not to facilitate crime but ensure the right to protection was accessible. Laws that some vibe is the presence of mind are inadmissible encroachments to other people.
More than 600,000 Americans were homeless in 2014. This matter needs to be addressed by the politicians of the U.S cutting across party lines.
The National Security Administration has an enormous capacity to watch over the citizens, read their messages and tune in on their telephone calls. Some consider it to be an essential safety effort, others as an unpleasant encroachment of privacy.
Drug war –
In spite of billions spent on eradication efforts and prohibiting drug stream into the US, access to illicit medications is more straightforward than at any other time. Is this an opportunity to end the war on drugs, or take it significantly further?