The primary season begins in earnest today, February 9th, in New Hampshire. Unlike Iowa, New Hampshire holds a primary rather than a caucus. Primaries are easier and are just like voting in a general election. No standing around for hours to cast that your vote, of flip a coin (unbelievable that can happen in the 21st century). Like Iowa, the numbers of participants in the New Hampshire primary look be historic. Mile-long lines in New Hampshire have been reported since the early morning hours and the number of voters is expected to exceed 500K!
The Mohammad drawing contest in Texas, that Pamela Geller initiated, has received a substantial amount of press. Even now, after the shooting, there a new contests popping up across America. Is this an expression of Free Speech? Or an unnecessary provocation? Where do we draw the line between respecting the beliefs of other and respecting our own? Two of our authors attack the subject.
Gun laws do not prevent crime. That has been proven time and time again. Senator Bob Cruz stated, “ If you look at the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without
exception, they have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates”.
The United States government recently extended the right to marriage to all genders, but the debate still rages. A number of states have argued that the federal government overstepped its authority, while others have welcomed it as solution to their internal political struggles. Public opinion is shifting more towards the progressive, but many still hold onto traditional values. Our authors tackle the issue.
The United States in on fire with the debate between Police, Safety, Prejudice, and Life. Many people have turned to protests to show their dissatisfaction with the current rules governing police. Others have turned to rioting and violence, spawning retaliatory violence. Violence is never the answer, and always Judgey when it happens. Two of our authors weigh in on the Baltimore incident, and try to not be Judgey.