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What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:38 pm
by cyntino
As the election gets closer, time moves forward, and it's time for another poll. According to some poll I just saw on t.v. the most important issue during this Presidental election is the economy. Iraq came in second with health care and terrorism less than 10%. So my challenge to everybody is to pick ONE topic that is the most important factor when deciding who the next President should be.

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:11 pm
by English Nick

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:35 pm
by Rick345
The economy at this moment is the number one issue for me but, having said that if were to give a numerical value to issues in order of importance and 10 was the most important issue and 1 being I could care less about the issue... economy 10, Iraq 9, Oil prices 9, health care 9.5, environment 9.5, education 9.5, terrorism 7+....

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:38 am
by czech mate
As an outsider, I can only make passing comments on each issue:
Economy definately #1, as it has been for several presidential regimes. America runs on credit, that is borrowing from virtually every country on this planet, giving bonds as security. The USD is at an all-time low world-wide and still falling, thus dragging us all down with it. Unaccountable expenditure - especially in the fields of the Military, Defence, Reconstruction - are out of control, yet the ones who squander the most are the very ones telling YOU to tighten thier belts.

Iraq #2: Perhaps the most questionable war of all. For personal reasons Saddam had to be brought to justice, though under the de facto "War on Terror" prolonged the agony. He was a man that richly deserved the lack of justice he meted out to others.

Terrorism #3: The "War on Terror" has succeeded in furthering the "cause" and the ranks of the Terrorists. What is a terrorist?
Terrorists are spawn out of chaotic scenarios to achieve thier version of a utopia. Many of those that commit acts of terrorism are (deliberately kept) ignorant of the world at large by thier leaders who only plan, though not take part, thier deeds.
For me, terrorism is also going into a sovereign country, kidnapping a suspect, subjecting the subject to torture - sorry, aggressive interrogation - then when finding they've got the wrong guy, keep him detained as a "potential" terrorist.

Health care #4: Get this straight, social medicare is NOT the path to (your interpretation of) communism. It's all about looking after the well-being of your citizens with being blinded by a shining dollar sign.
NO health care program runs at a profit in most countries - this is kept bouyant by taxes. That after all is part of the reason you pay taxes. It is your taxes that pay the salaries and perks of the goverment, therefore YOU are THIER boss.

Foreign Policy #5: George Wanker Bush has regarded the other 95.6% of the world as being his personal door-mat for too long.
He has constantly displayed his ability to turn even Americas most staunch allies into sworn enemies, has rekindled a cold war that he keeps insisting is over, though acts as though its esculating.
The next president has a major uphill struggle to undo the damage, and the current administration should be held fully accountable for creating this catastrophy and not the usual sacrificial lambs to protect "the important".

Immigration #6: WTF is this an issue. Can no-one read the inscription on the dias of the Statue of Liberty?
What is a true American? To me the only true Americans (or thier survivors) were forced to live in badly maintained reservations a century ago. Other than that, all American citizens are either immigrants or the decendants of immigrants and it is this plurality that make America unique. Now some want to build a wall, thus creating thier own prison.

Enviroment #7: Too many overstated facts and figures on both sides of the argument here, but one thing is clear. The current mal-adminstration wants the rest of the world to clean up allowing them carte blanc to esculate thier pollution levels in the name of "American Industry". Meanwhile the corporate fat cat outsource to inflate thier already obscene profit margins.

Societal Values #8: I have no opinion on this. Freedom of the individual is the foundation stone of America.

Back to work........ :blankie:

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:41 pm
by cyntino

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:52 pm
by CD
I wanted to put Iraq.

But I need work.

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:22 am
by czech mate

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:19 pm
by Peacemonger
None of the above.

The No. 1 priority for me is rule by Constitutional law.

Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that the United States government must respect habeas corpus. Long overdue, but nevertheless a welcome ruling. But it addresses only one instance of many blatant violations of not only the US Constitution, but federal laws and international laws as well. We still have to address violations such as torture, search without warrant, and many more. And for decades, maybe longer, the federal government has flagrantly violated the 10th Amendment by usurping powers that belong to the states. It is time -- actually way beyond time -- to start living by the Constitution which is the supreme law of the land.

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:05 pm
by czech mate

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:58 am
by drowz1
Until we get out of Iraq it's gonna be hard doing anything.

Didn't Obama once say something like that? I guess he's not planning on getting much done now.

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:17 am
by Peacemonger

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:27 pm
by peaceisactive.com

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:02 am
by cyntino
Has anybody's answer changed?

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:29 pm
by Peacemonger
My answer certainly has not changed. But by this point in time, I doubt very much that anyone even remembers what the Constitution is. Or was. Or even remembers hearing about it. Not Obama in any case. He seems to have forgotten all about the Constitution the day he left his position teaching it and entered the world of politics.

Back in the days when Obama was still a freshman senator and was tapped for the presidency, my first impression of him was Mr. Clean. But that all changed when he started campaigning in earnerst. I remember reading the transcripts of his speaches to AIPAC and how he shamelessly sucked up to the israelites. I remember how he said he would expand the war on Afghanistan, and his threats on Iran.

And most of all I remember a young woman who knocked on my door one afternoon long before even the primaries were held. She asked me if I knew of the aspirations of Barrak Obama, the "fresh new face" in town, and if I would like to hear more about him. And I remember thinking that if this silly woman could be campaigning for a wanna be tyrant like Obama, I already have a lot more information about him than she obviously possessed.

And you know something? I was right. Obama is a worse tyrant than Bush ever dreamed of being (although not the simpleton that Bush was/is). In a three-way runoff between Bush - Obama - Mussolini, I would choose Mussolini first, Bush second, and Obama last. (Keep in mind, Musolini is at least already dead, more than can be said for the other two tyrants).

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:16 pm
by cyntino

Re: What Issue is the Most Important?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:16 pm
by Peacemonger