posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 06:52 AM
Over the last year, I have had many debates with my friend Anthony. I am a white male, he is a black male. We are both in our late 40s. We are both
independent, I lean toward conservative, he leans toward liberal. We went to IT school together and are network engineers. Our debates have us
standing by our beliefs which land somewhere in the middle, and have never once become angry heated arguments. They are the most spectacular debates I
have ever had with anyone.
We both believe that economic responsibility is an absolute imperative for our government. We as the taxpayers desire that the government be
responsible with our tax dollars.
We both believe that many of the social programs that help the poor and lower class(financially) deserve help to lift them to a higher standard of
We both believe that our government should not be waging any kind of wars anywhere around the world without the support of the majority of the United
Nations standing behind this decision.
Financial aid to other countries
We both believe that all financial aid to other countries should be suspended until we have corrected our own economy.
We both agree that immigration should be stopped until we remove all illegal immigrants from our country, and that all immigration should be following
the laws that are already on the books.
We both agree, being from Chicago, that the police have abused their powers and should be required to wear body cameras, and that that footage should
be available on independent review websites for all Americans to review at any time.
There is to much crime in this country, especially from the younger generation, and we agree that it is the parents fault, not society's fault for
this degradation in our society.
Live by the original writing of the second amendment, scrap everything after that. If a person commits a crime their rights should be suspended until
they have paid their debt to society, and then returned to them as the voting rights here in Illinois are. Everyone has the right to defend
themselves. An armed society is a polite society.
Political mudslinging should be absolutely banned in the public arena. Stand by your platform and your policies, we believe that this is what
Americans really care about. Now we both like to make jokes, but we never take it to personally because we realize that there are things that can be
joked about from both sides.
If there is anything that I've missed feel free to add it to the list because Anthony and myself may have alreadyy debated it, these are just the
ones that I can think of off the top of my head.