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Biggest Issues Facing the U.S

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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:39 PM
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Biggest Issues Facing the U.S as of 11/16/2018

I decided to put this into the Mud-Pit because I expect there will be widely, and possibly wildly,
differing opinions.

I think this is the best forum to do that in because of it's popularity, and the
manuerverability that seems to sway moreso to the path of most liency when putting forth thoughts
from your combined knowledge and experience.


The question itself is easy to understand, but the answers to the same question can get very complicated.

In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.

There are a wide variety of issues to consider, so lets limit it to your top ten.


Consider this as an oppurtunity to test your strategic and tactical ability to identify the biggest
problems that we as a nation, as one, are facing.

Plus. We can leave a document, to future ATS'ers, that gives them a history of our current collective
thoughts on this matter, from the participants of this age.

And remember, we are all in this together whether we like it or not.


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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:41 PM
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In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.


The stupid. The willful ignorance. The entitlement.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:43 PM
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My opinion.

Our biggest issue is freedom.


So many now want changes to the Constitution that would deny and end freedoms.

Anything from free expression to gun rights, to deciding your own healthcare.


Freedom, our freedoms are at stake.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: highvein

People are fed corn syrup like they are cattle. Most other advanced countries ban corn syrup.

Our healthcare is still not 100% covered by taxes. This is just shameful. I guess other countries care more about their citizens well being.

We have a nation of obsessed consumers who mindlessly consume like sheep.

We have a terrible public education system, but I guess our tax dollars are better spent on blowing up other peoples homes for no good reason.

We are proud of being the ignorant and culturless and we proved it to the world by voting in an orange tinted psycho clown for president.

Also, guns. Too many jackasses can get their hands on one.

Chic Filet is not open on sunday.



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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: highvein




In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.


The stupid. The willful ignorance. The entitlement.


Just those three? Okay. You recognize the problems, how would you solve them?



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: highvein

People are fed corn syrup like they are cattle. Most other advanced countries ban corn syrup.

Our healthcare is still not 100% covered by taxes. This is just shameful. I guess other countries care more about their citizens well being.

We have a nation of obsessed consumers who mindlessly consume like sheep.

We have a terrible public education system, but I guess our tax dollars are better spent on blowing up other peoples homes for no good reason.

We are proud of being the ignorant and culturless and we proved it to the world by voting in an orange tinted psycho clown for president.

Also, guns. Too many jackasses can get their hands on one.

Chic Filet is not open on sunday.




Like a previous poster said. “Wilful ignorance”. It’s a problem.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: highvein




In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.


The stupid. The willful ignorance. The entitlement.


Just those three? Okay. You recognize the problems, how would you solve them?


They say you can't fix stupid, I disagree. Experience is a hell of a teacher.

It all starts with education.

I don't see your problems and solutions listed anywhere, why?



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: highvein


My opinion.

Our biggest issue is freedom.


So many now want changes to the Constitution that would deny and end freedoms.

Anything from free expression to gun rights, to deciding your own healthcare.


Freedom, our freedoms are at stake.




Freedom. I like it.
It would definitely be in the top ten.
How free do you think people should be allowed to be? Strictly Constitution or is there any other laws you would want to add or take away to be more free?



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: highvein




In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.


The stupid. The willful ignorance. The entitlement.


Just those three? Okay. You recognize the problems, how would you solve them?

A short questionnaire before one can register to vote
FORCE folks to learn and not vote in ignorance.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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Laws I would eliminate would fill a library!


Lets start with seatbelt laws.


Sure, it's a good thing to do and it might even save lives, but that should be the choice of the individual, not the state.


All "seatbelt" laws do, is provide a legal excuse for police to stop and search you.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: highvein




In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.


The stupid. The willful ignorance. The entitlement.


Just those three? Okay. You recognize the problems, how would you solve them?


They say you can't fix stupid, I disagree. Experience is a hell of a teacher.

It all starts with education.

I don't see your problems and solutions listed anywhere, why?


Experience definitely has the advantage. With Education it gets a little tricky for me. So many ways to approach the art of educating.

Yes. I didn't list any. I am not sure where to start, so I wanted to see what you guys had to say about it because I have learned a lot just from reading the comments.
National Security, Education, Freedom, Healthcare, Gun rights, The stupid, The willful ignorance, The entitlement.

That is what I have got so far. My goal is to try and put them all in order. Biggest to smallest.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: highvein

My opinion.

Our biggest issue is freedom.

So many now want changes to the Constitution that would deny and end freedoms.

Anything from free expression to gun rights, to deciding your own healthcare.

Freedom, our freedoms are at stake.


America has the greatest number and percentage of its population incarcerated, of any other country in the world. It is literally the least free country on the planet - bar none.

List of countries by incarceration rate From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Perhaps I have the wrong definition for the words "liberty" and "freedom"?


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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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You're right.

We have too many laws and too many penalties for stupid things.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: highvein


My opinion.

Our biggest issue is freedom.


So many now want changes to the Constitution that would deny and end freedoms.

Anything from free expression to gun rights, to deciding your own healthcare.


Freedom, our freedoms are at stake.




Freedom. I like it.
It would definitely be in the top ten.
How free do you think people should be allowed to be? Strictly Constitution or is there any other laws you would want to add or take away to be more free?

If you must obey some decree or law, surely that removes a degree of freedom?

So, total freedom = anarchy (where everyone does what they want) and this is the opposite of having to follow rules.

Having fewer rules equals greater freedom, but the caveat is that you could well die at someone else's whim.


edit on 16/11/2018 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: highvein

People are fed corn syrup like they are cattle. Most other advanced countries ban corn syrup.

Our healthcare is still not 100% covered by taxes. This is just shameful. I guess other countries care more about their citizens well being.

We have a nation of obsessed consumers who mindlessly consume like sheep.

We have a terrible public education system, but I guess our tax dollars are better spent on blowing up other peoples homes for no good reason.

We are proud of being the ignorant and culturless and we proved it to the world by voting in an orange tinted psycho clown for president.

Also, guns. Too many jackasses can get their hands on one.

Chic Filet is not open on sunday.



Okay. More laws and a different President. Stopping the War Machine. Healthcare. Corn Syrup. Gun Control, and Chick Fillets scheduling conflict with Sundays. The biggest issues facing the nation.


Well, I agree with a some of them.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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Immigration. Leading to overpopulation, homelessness, and other ills.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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Money in politics by a country mile.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: highvein


My opinion.

Our biggest issue is freedom.


So many now want changes to the Constitution that would deny and end freedoms.

Anything from free expression to gun rights, to deciding your own healthcare.


Freedom, our freedoms are at stake.




Freedom. I like it.
It would definitely be in the top ten.
How free do you think people should be allowed to be? Strictly Constitution or is there any other laws you would want to add or take away to be more free?

If you must obey some decree or law, surely that removes a degree of freedom?

So, total freedom = anarchy (where everyone does what they want) and this is the opposite of having to follow rules.

Having fewer rules equals greater freedom, but the caveat is that you could well die at someone else's whim.



Does that mean you think that indecisiveness is the biggest issue facing this country?



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: highvein




In your opinions, what are the Biggest Issues facing the U.S.


The stupid. The willful ignorance. The entitlement.


Just those three? Okay. You recognize the problems, how would you solve them?

A short questionnaire before one can register to vote
FORCE folks to learn and not vote in ignorance.


Voting Rights. I agree that is big issue.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: highvein


My opinion.

Our biggest issue is freedom.


So many now want changes to the Constitution that would deny and end freedoms.

Anything from free expression to gun rights, to deciding your own healthcare.


Freedom, our freedoms are at stake.




Freedom. I like it.
It would definitely be in the top ten.
How free do you think people should be allowed to be? Strictly Constitution or is there any other laws you would want to add or take away to be more free?

If you must obey some decree or law, surely that removes a degree of freedom?

So, total freedom = anarchy (where everyone does what they want) and this is the opposite of having to follow rules.

Having fewer rules equals greater freedom, but the caveat is that you could well die at someone else's whim.



Does that mean you think that indecisiveness is the biggest issue facing this country?


I don't know.

Maybe?




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