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What is the important social issue that needs debated immediately

  1. kenjmo profile image60
    kenjmoposted 5 years ago

    What is the important social issue that needs debated immediately

    I don't mean passing laws, but a debate discussing the morality that drives policy for or against the interest of the people. Dialouge is needed to change the landscape of our resolve as Americans. We still hold a lot of secret feelings of values I think that must be addressed for Americans to progress. What do you think?

  2. Becky Bruce profile image77
    Becky Bruceposted 5 years ago

    I just love this question! What a wonderful perspective you shed light on. It's so true- we talk about policies but what about the morals behind them? Such as, is it moral to NOT give healthcare to everyone? If we look at the people who are suffering and the families that are wishing they could get some help for their parent or child but can't afford it, it doesn't seem very moral to not help them. Especially considering our budget is using money this suffering family has paid into the system to throw fancy parties and fly the President down the road.

    1. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks becky, I ask this question because policies doesn't get passed from social indifferences. So few policy makers put themselves in their constituents shoes and only think of who's paying them more or a reelection prospect.

  3. manningnd profile image57
    manningndposted 5 years ago

    Beating your children. We perpetuate a cycle of violence in our family structures that leads to drug use and general looserishness (I made up that last word). We don't have an appropriate level of communication on how to raise kids in this country.

    1. Becky Bruce profile image77
      Becky Bruceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm voting you up manningnd! So true, the cycle of violence just keeps on going and people- and kids- need to be shown a different way because if you grow up in violence, it's likely all you know.

    2. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great issue manningnd, beyond policy or before you get to it, there needs to be some introspection of our personal lives. Everything starts at home and thats where I think the debate should stay or in a public forum. Talk must start before policy!

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    Alya.Songstressposted 5 years ago

    To me, one of the biggest and most fundamental issues that I think should be discussed should involve the lack of expectations for student success in public school systems (which is a very long story that I could rant all day on.)

    1. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly alya, this is the fundamental hypocracy in our policy making. The fact that jobs require extensive education that most of the population lacks is a problem which goes unnoticed untill we compare countries or are having an election year.

  5. Kahana profile image78
    Kahanaposted 5 years ago

    I think you have to look beyond America and beyond just child abuse.  The problem of increasing violence is a worldwide epidemic. We have little concern for anyone else, regardless of age, gender, colour, race,etc.  Every country has legal systems that keep passing more and more laws to try and deal with the growing antagonism and agressive nature of their populations but the laws are only treating the symptoms.  Investigation has to be made into what is actually the root cause of this increasing tendency towards violence.  Some will blame video games, others television, but the real root cause is why the social media, game producers, etc. are catering to this trend.  They are not the problem, merely a way to profit from the existence of these tendencies.   Why are we as a population craving for entertainment, books, games that only showcase the trend and then act surprised when terrible and horrific incidents like in Arora Denver actually occur.  We have to identify the source of this problem if we are ever to cure the cause of our irrational and violent behaviours.

    1. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true kahana, To make policy society must address why we welcome the very scene we frown upon. There's a shooting but no law amendments. A guy rapes kids but there aren't stricter pedophile restrictions. horrific events doesn't shape us we shape it

    2. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The media is the ones responsible that's why we need some things to be non profit. Police and doctors should fall under the same category.

  6. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    I don't about America, but here in Australia, I am always looking at the 'great divides' in Australian society, mining, land ownership, patritiosm, climate, censorship, wealth distribution, boat people, hippies versus hoons, tidy towns versus untidy towns...there is so much to care about...I am not a reformer, I am not here to change the world, I am an ordinary citizen who cares about the beautiful country that is my home now:) But I am also open to the constructive criticism of Australia from others...

    Constructive criticism is important for any country to improve their social standards...

    1. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      agreed Beata, I don't have enough money to be a reformer in this country. The same problems exist for us Americans though too many social issue get in the way of furthering our society. discussing problems truthfully leads to beneficial policies.

 
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