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Social Issues

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

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