Many people debate on subjects that never get resolved. Debates, such as the economy never get fixed. But debates are just one of the reasons the U.S. is not a democracy. All in all, the voting statistics, gun debates, and police brutality are some of the main reason why the US isn’t a democracy. Voting is a good thing for our government.
The NRA played a leading role in the defeat of the Gun Show Background Check Bill. Their sheer size alone, consisting of four million members and lobbyists, became a force to be reckoned with. Being that their members are highly passionate about their group, unfortunately it is often less threatening for a senator to side with the NRA than their views than risk their career. The NRA threatened that they would retaliate against supporters of the bill and “called the expanded background checks a first step toward a national gun registry and government confiscation of firearms” (Barrett, Cohen) (Sidlow, Henschen)
Many felons go back to the same iniquitous behavior because after they served their time society still punish them with voting rights, the ability of carrying a gun, or even basic as getting an apartment. I truly believe in some cases, not having a second chance results in having a high unemployment and crime rate. The idea that people deserve a second chance is an important American value. In 2010, there were over 2 million individuals classified as a felon in the United States. When is America going to wake up and realize our brothers and sisters need help?
According to Alexander, “Today, most American know and don’t know the truth about mass incarceration” (p. 182). Before reading this book I did know of the inequality towards people of color in the criminal justice. book has made me realized how easily we as humans, jump into conclusion without thinking twice and judging a person by their look or race without trying to get who they are. Although most people know better and know how wrong it is to judge a book or person on their cover we often find ourselves doing just that when we first come into contact with a different culture. This book “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander has made me realized how the United State has one of the largest population in prison.
Never did the author mention that most of the residence in the tent cities are undocumented workers or that 41 percent have been incarcerated in the past for crimes. At the end of the day, is it the government’s job to make sure that residence take the right path in life? Would the undocumented workers making low wages, and unable to get formal housing, have been able to get a good paying job or better housing had they taken the steps to enter the country legally. Bransford, again, used emotional appeal which will hurt his credibility in some of the arguments that he made during the article. This article can be seen as very one sided and would have better credibility had it shared both
Prisoners should deserve the right to vote because it is guaranteed by Amendment 15 that all prisoners should have the right to vote. My contention is that Amendment 15 states the right to vote cannot be taken away from people who had committed a crime. Firstly, Amendment 15 is not being applied to prisoners because there are over two million people who are in prison. Secondly, taking away their right to vote after they get out of prison is unfair.Thirdly,it wouldn 't be fair if we got to vote and they did not. All felons deserve to have the right to vote because they are still part of this country and this society.Some people have made several mistakes in their lives that they would love to go back in time to fix everything they did that made
Illegal immigrants frequently suffer from low pay fear of being reported to immigration authorities if they were to complain. Many believe that having immigrant here in the U.S is a huge cost issue for everyone else who pay taxes. The social atmosphere provided important resources for everybody, not just client 's, wide range of groups’ institutions can offer support, including family, friends, work, church, sporting groups, local businesses. Service providers don’t judge "a client 's expressed aspirations are accepted as sincere. Acceptance validation replaced skepticism about what clients can 'realistically ' achieve (Weick, A, Rapp, C., Sullivan, W. P., & Kisthardt, W., 1989)”.
Every families economic background is the product of laws and decisions made by the government and the American public. To this day the ghetto 's of America are the parts of this country that have been rejected and looked down upon by the government and its fellow citizens because of criminal activity and low-income status. This is an idea that ultimately has come true because of the fact that ghetto 's are the least helped environments in America. How does one prosper in an environment where not only do they not have enough money for Community college but are
Also it is understandable that many believe that the current eleven million of undocumented immigrant are more of a burden for tax payers, since it is believed that most of these immigrant, take advantage of the existing welfare polices, abuse assistance programs, and do not pay taxes on the income they generate. The most agreeable point that detractors make is that the border has to be enforced. However, it is not possible to pretend that the detention and deportation of eleven million of immigrants is in any way a viable option. It is definitively evident that the future solution to the current immigration crisis lies on the creation of a bipartisan proposal that includes not only a solution that takes the eleven million on
There is a problem that is very important to me and millions of illegal Immigrants across the country. The issue is the length and the expense it takes for an illegal immigrant to fix their legal statuses. There is a certain type of Visa which is called the U-Visa which is a type of Visa only people who have either been physically or mentally hurt by someone in the United States. This is important because if you detain an immigrant it cost money to keep him/her incarcerated, also if they can work legally then they can pay taxes making more money for the government. There are many families that have been separated because of deportation, in September of 2014 there were 5,100 children in foster care and it is predicted to rise by 15,000 in the
Many of these people that get sponsored never become citizens, work under the table which makes it impossible for them to pay taxes. Instead of helping our economy they have added to our population, taken away potential jobs for actual tax paying citizens. This strain on our country is totally avoidable if we were stricter on what constitutes someone as a natural born citizen. By regulating our visa’s more thoroughly so that when they expire people aren’t able to slip through the cracks, also better monitoring of our boarders and harsher punishment to violators. Would make people think twice about entering into our country illegally.
The original intent of the Social Security Number was just to identity workers who were earning benefits (Cherry). However, they are now widely used and local regulations tend to be weak and inconsistent. These weaknesses range from not providing individuals with the information that is required of them by the Privacy Act to an extreme incident in one state where the Department of Criminal Justice employs around 40,000 people and has their SSNs on their name tags for anyone to see (Cherry). The responsibility of protecting it is up to the individual employees, who had to tape over their SSNs to prevent prison inmates from being able to see