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  • 1. Social Issues
    By Matthew Purri
  • 2. The Iraq War
    Why fight this war?
    • Hussein's regime posed a threat to the U.S.
    • 3. Saddam's had a biological-warfare program
    • 4. producing enough anthrax to kill 200,000 men (in 1 week)
    • 5. At least five mobile bioweapons research labs
    • 6. Industries had tanks available for bio-agent production
    • 7.  One 10,000-liter tanks of botulinum could
    • 8. Kill the global population twice over
    • 9.  ”The issue...ultimately turned out to be false" 
    • 10. there'd been sporadic contacts over a decade
    • 11. no operational cooperation between Iraq and al-Qaida
    • 12. Saddam could give terrorists weapons of mass-destruction
    • 13. Found Saddam was unlikely for such transfers
    • 14. "contradicted by available intelligence information”
    • 15. Senate Panel: Bush misled public on Iraq
  • Healthcare Reform
    Should there be more government involvement in health care in the U.S.?
    For
    Against
    • The reform will give every American healthcare
    • 16.  Will fix long-term deficit problem
    • 17.  Creates jobs and generates income
    • 18. 46 million that do not have insurance
    • 19. Spend the most on healthcare then anyone
    • 20.  We have the worse health outcomes
    • 21. This includes life expectancy and infant mortality
    • 22. Experts say it is unconstitutional
    • 23.  This legislation creates a target-rich environment
    • 24.  Constitution does not require to purchase healthcare
    • 25. Things as benefit exchanges, will require legislation
    • 26. Founders intended the government to have limited powers
    • 27. Violates the interpretation of our federal-state
    • 28. take control of the American health-care system
  • Illegal Immigration
    Should illegal immigrants be allowed to remain in the United States?
    Yes
    • One in six people without healthcare
    • 29. 60% of illegal immigrants don’t have healthcare
    • 30.  Uncontrolled border is a target for terrorists
    • 31. Cost to taxpayers $4.3 billion a year
    • 32.  Large percentage illegal immigrants are on welfare
    • 33. 260 illegal immigrants sentenced for identity theft
    • 34. taxpayer provided health insurance for the poor
    No
    • Some illegal immigrants flee for their lives
    • 35. Very costly to deport an illegal immigrant
    • 36. 7 million workers are “undocumented”
    • 37.   employment demands
    • 38.  low-cost labor workers is an economic necessity
    • 39. 12 million illegal residents
    • 40. Eleven million Hispanics voted in 2008
  • Genocide
    Does the international community have a responsibility to protect civilians in states where genocide is occurring?
    Yes
    No
    • Will continue without a discontinuing force
    • 41. Moral duty to stop genocide
    • 42. We have the capability to stop genocide
    • 43. Twelve million deaths from genocide since WWII
    • 44. Sixteen countries have committed genocide since WWII
    • 45. Very costly
    • 46. Will cause more deaths to stop
    • 47. An obligation to respect the government’s decisions
    • 48. Could create a civil war or worse
  • Pollution
    Is pollution a problem we will always have to contend with?
    Yes
    No
    • California plans to reduce greenhouse-gas by 30%
    • 49. Passing laws to increase mpg standards
    • 50. Environmentalists are showing promises for lowering emissions.
    • 51. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) spreading programs to over 50 countries
    • 52. Creating many long term clean up projects
    • 53. Hybrid cars increase deadly air pollution
    • 54. 49% of U.S. electricity is generated using coal
    • 55.  plug-ins result in more sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions
    • 56. We are dependent on coal and oil
    • 57. Generating energy produces 40% of greenhouse emissions
  • War on Terrorism
    Should the U.S. continue to take military action in the War on Terror?
    Yes
    • Prevents future attacks
    • 58. Only way to stop the situation
    • 59. Government forces are unable to stop terror
    • 60. Making the world a better place
    • 61. Terror attacks cost a lot to repair
    • 62. NATO is sending more soldiers
    No
    • The terrorist threat has been exaggerated
    • 63. Military operations should be scaled back
    • 64. "The war on terrorism is a failure”
    • 65.  Americans facing a $1 trillion defense bill
    • 66. No weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
    • 67. Causes even more deaths
  • Citations
    Iraq War: Picture - http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Business/images/iraq-war-soldiers.jpg and http://werichanel.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/iraq-war.jpg
    Landay, Jonathan S. "Senate Panel: Bush Administration Misled America on Iraq." McClatchy Newspapers. 05 Jun 2008: n.p. SIRS Researcher.Web. 18 May 2010.
    Lacey, James. "The Threat Saddam Posed." National Review Vol. LVIII, No. 6. 10 Apr 2006: 26+. SIRS Researcher. Web. 18 May 2010.
    Illegal Immigration: Picture - http://rhhr.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/immigration.jpg
    Camarota, Steven A. "Health Care for Immigrants Would Add Billions to Medical Tab." McClatchy - Tribune News Service. 24 Sep 2009: n.p.SIRS Researcher. Web. 22 May 2010.
    Cave, Damien. "Getting Tough: States Take New Tack on Illegal Immigration." New York Times (New York, NY). 09 Jun 2008: A1. SIRS Researcher. Web. 22 May 2010.
    Genocide: Picture - http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Everyone%20Else/images-2/genocide-in-rwanda-skulls.jpg
    Edwords, Fred. "Why Genocide?." Humanist Vol. 69, No. 1. Jan/Feb 2009: 28. SIRS Researcher. Web. 23 May 2010
    Pollution: Picture - http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cramb005/architecture/pollution.jpg
    Borenstein, Seth. "Blame Coal: Texas Leads Carbon Emissions." Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY). 02 Jun 2007: n.p. SIRS Researcher.Web. 23 May 2010.
    War on Terrorism: Picture - http://thesituationist.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/iraq-war-life-magazine.jpg