I’m curious about your thoughts. What are the biggest (most important) political issues in the United States right now? I know, there is a long list of them — some are delineated below.
But it seems to me that one issue overshadows all the others, and that is “polarization,” as it’s being called. Of course, there’s the new book (The Big Sort) that describes this phenomenon, and even Bill Clinton gave a recent speech on the subject.
Most of us have known for years that Americans are increasingly splitting into various camps. Not just conservative and liberal, but Democrat and Republican, progressive, libertarian, and other schools of thought.
We’re divided over the current wars, over health care, the economy, and nearly every other issue.
As a dedicated independent who tries to stick to the “middle of the road,” it’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to identify with either side, as they split further apart.
That’s the biggest issue, in my opinion. We have two sets of “facts” in this country, two sets of right and wrong, on nearly every subject.
But what’s your opinion? What are the biggest issues?
* Dependence on Oil
* High Taxes
* War in Iraq
* Gun Rights
* Health Care Reform
* Two-Party Monopoly
* Global Warming Controversy
* Housing Market Crash
* Same Sex Marriage
* Immigration Reform
* Social Security’s coming bankruptcy
* Shrinking Middle Class