Using a handheld is becoming more of a problem as we enter the age of technology. Phones are slowly becoming easier to use and more of a distraction. In almost all states texting is completely illegal while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately none of the fifty states have a ban on cell phones all together, but a couple are starting to make restrictions (NCSL). Without drivers using handhelds while driving, there would be fewer crashes, people would follow the speed limit, and less people would drive recklessly.
The system allows for the voices of the people to be heard through the popular vote and have elected officials make educated decisions based on the opinions of the nation’s citizens. However, the way the Electoral college is set up makes it possible for a candidate to be elected president without the majority of the popular vote (U.S. Electoral College). The combination of the controversial nature of the College and the differing opinions of U.S. citizens leads to a question being asked: Is the Electoral College damaging to the democratic system in United States, or is it a pivotal extension of our democracy? While some U.S. citizens feel that the Electoral College should be abolished, there are those who feel the system plays a key role in our Presidential election.
The act was supported by the supporters as a needed step in preventing communist invasion in the United States, while the opponents decried, for they thought the legislation was discriminatory. However, this law did relatively little to alter the quota system for immigration into the United States (History.com). Before the act was practiced, immigrants from England, Ireland, and Germany were allotted two thirds of the 154,657 spots available for immigrants each year (History.com). The Asians however, including Chinese, Japanese and Koreans did not receive any of these spots. However, after this act came into law, it did actually remove these previously established racial barriers that had excluded immigrants from the Asian nations and immigrants from these countries were finally assigned space to enter the country, though they were still very limited.
Gun control and banning assault weapons is simply not the answer to mass shootings. There are many reasons why gun control is bad for citizens and does not help. Many steps have been taken to lower gun crimes and have greatly helped the cause. Assault weapons are also seen as a large issue but aren’t the problem either. Gun violence is the lowest it has been in decades.
Yet the main argument of those who appose the act is that it is racist which is canard because it is just as easy for African-American and Hispanics to get an ID as it is a Caucasian man or woman. Unless of course you are here illegally and are trying to vote, then it would be very difficult to get an ID, which leads to why we need the Voter ID act to prevent fraud. Those who criticize the Voter ID act in Nevada declare that voter fraud is almost non existent and that there is no proof of fraud but Assemblyman John Moore asks “How Nevadans would know if there is voter fraud if identification is not required. In fact former Assemblywoman Sharon Angle, when specifically asked if she had found examples of voter impersonation in Nevada, says that “No but that there is anomalous activity going on in Nevada elections that is not easily explained.” Even Sharon Angle, who is against the voter ID act, admits that there are discrepancies in Nevada's election system and it is my belief that the Voter ID legislation would help eliminate
People seem to not grasp the concept that texting while driving is dangerous, it does not matter the level of experience or the age. Per the National Highway Traffic Safeway Administration, talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25 percent of car crashes. That statistic directly points to the key fact that texting and driving is a key cause of most accidents on the road. Most people would be quick to the jump to the defense that these people aren’t them and they can do it better or be safer. But a study published by icebike.org refutes that as well.
Nowadays, political campaigns don’t have much of an impact when it comes to determining a winner and a loser. This idea has been studied closely now since the 1940’s and has even been labeled as the Minimal Effects Model (Farhi). This model explains how the presidential campaigns have little impact on how people are going to vote come time during a Presidential election. Party loyalties are a big factor when it comes down to voting. During the run up to Election Day, there isn’t much of a zig zag when it comes to voters.
For many immigrants, becoming a U.S. citizen is not attainable due to the money and time, so the only option remaining is to flee and hide. Often, immigrants come to the U.S. to escape war, peril or poverty, though are not given the fair treatment and the chance they need to become citizens. The U.S. government should create a safe yet easy way to allow illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens and provide them with the opportunity for a new life. Time and time again many immigrants are labeled with the terms such as terrorists or rapists. People assume that these words have no impact or effect because their own president continually uses them.
But if obtaining entry to the United States legally were as simple as pie then there would be no need for coyotes to cross groups of immigrants through the border. There would also be no need to keep the border patrol heavily armed with authorities nor massive unwanted deaths Unfortunately, this is not the case. Many people who have tried to gain legal entrance to the United States have been denied or their application stumbles upon unexpected problems. To obtain a visa to enter the states, there are many requirements that an applicant must meet to qualify for a visa. Due to those requirements, many immigrants face difficulty applying for a visa or are completely discouraged.
There are proofs that demonstrates that the wall will only be a terrible investment for the government due to how much money they may require spending on it. Likewise, the excuse that our former president uses to debate that his administration has the needs to provide the wall is also not debatable due to how such wall will not stop unauthorized migration nor drug trafficking. The fact that Donald Trump used this idea as the primary point of his campaign just prove that not only we have an arrogant president, but the people that elected him are as well since by just making this claim many forgot about almost 30 years of history that other presidents have fight for this wall and has never happened because of all the controversy it brings to the
The controversy is that registered voters show ID before they 're allowed to vote. The state had failed to meet its requirement, under the Voting Rights Act, to show that the measure would not disproportionately disenfranchise registered minority voters. Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card. The voter ID law very probably reduces turnout, but not by more than a couple of percentage points. And although Democratic voters may be more affected by the laws, some Republican voters will be disenfranchised by them, too.
However, there have been many instances of illegal voting but very few cases where a voter is disenfranchised. Ironically, many people also say that voter ID laws illegally keep people from the polls, when in fact the goal of voter ID is to keep illegal people from the polls. India, the second most populated country in the world, requires a government issued voter ID card to be presented to vote, and still over half their population manages to vote, just like how over half of the united states does without voter ID. The United States, according to the US Census Bureau, has over 10 million illegals living in it. The likelihood of many of them voting is high, and some people want to keep it that way, unlawful as it may be.
One year is not enough to scare people into not illegal possessing a handgun. If Chicago can copy New York’s illegal handgun law which carries a three-year sentence for illegal possession of a handgun then it would actually scare some people away from illegally obtaining a handgun thus reducing the amount of murders that they person may have
Many people choose not to vote in an election due to the fact that their vote is not effective in influencing the outcome of an election. This system of voting within the electoral college also generally favours large states over small states, meaning that they also do not have much influence in an election turnout. This problem requires reform because not only does it underrepresent the minority opinion, there is also a possibility that the winner might not be the candidate with the most popular votes. In fact three U.S Presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, and George W. Bush in 2000, were elected with fewer popular votes, only winning the election because of the electoral votes they received. In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush’s 271 electoral college victory over Al Gore’s 266, prompted renewed calls for reforming the electoral college.
Voters respond when they have choices between candidates, the bigger their differences the more people are likely to go out and vote. In this type of circumstance it is highly impossible for an individual to go out and vote when as an individual we have no knowledge whatsoever over politics. This in my opinion happens to be another good reason as to why voting turnout in Texas is so low. Although it may be hard to believe there are so many individuals out there who have no common knowledge on the candidates who are running in the elections, which gives them a good reason not to go out and vote. People want to go out and vote for a candidate they have much information over and know what their capabilities are, and this is very difficult for an individual who may not even know who is running in the elections or what is going on in the political