For example according to the paper in the 1950s 53 percent of Americans in their 20s read newspaper coverage of national politics, while today only about 30 percent watch any kind of news coverage and 24 percent don’t even care to watch at all. This shows that the argument of a decaying news audience is well supported by studies and statistics. Another big source of information for this essay is Nielsen/ NetRatings. Nielsen is a company that mainly focuses on providing companies such as NBC, CBS, and ABC numbers on many things including the number of viewers at a determined hour, peak times, primetime information and results on new shows. Although there are problems with Nielsen methods, for example they only survey people by phone calls and do not
But only about a third of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for grabs at any one time. This year, 37 Senate seats were being contested and there were 37 gubernatorial elections. Does the president's party normally do badly in mid-terms? The party of a sitting president often loses some seats in mid-term elections, particularly in a president's first term. Since 1946, the average loss in a president's first term is 25 seats in the House of Representatives and three seats in the Senate.
Of those 420,000 assault rifles only 40 murders with firearms were committed in the entire country. (Police Statistics on Crime Annual Report 2010). This suggests that a country’s almost non existent gun restriction has no influence over murders by assault rifles. Also with the knowledge that most every house and apartment has an assault rifle in the house, it would make a thief or any wrong doer think twice about robbing or harming anyone inside the
Illegal votes minimize citizen’s rights in the Constitution and it undermines our democracy that was established and preached by the founding fathers; therefore a solution for this loophole should be quickly tied and these actions no longer tolerable or allowed under the 14th amendment. As citizens of the US, we have a right stated in the 1st amendment to be able to express our opinions; our values and beliefs should be directly represented through the voting process. Although future elections are predicted to be heavily influenced by this growing minority population, politicians are beginning to apprehend the negative brunt illegal immigration has bestowed upon our country as this could be a small factor in the current struggling economy. Congressman Tom Tancredo has vast prospective ideas on how to reform our immigration system. By working across the aisle a feasible and successful solution to the straining liability and encumbrances may be obtained to make our country incorrupt and hospitable to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the citizens of the United State of
While it is true that guns are involved in thousands of deaths per year in the United States, there are things that lead to far more deaths than guns. According to Levitt, in 2009, 45,000 people died in autmobile related accidents and only 30,000 died in gun related incidents (151). Using the logic of those against gun rights, it’s the car’s fault not the driver’s fault that 45,000 people die every year. This is just an irrational attempt to shift reponsibility off of the people that actually cause these incidents. Another example that shows that guns aren’t so dangerous is that in any given year there is one drowning of a child for every 11,000 residential pools as compared to 1 death for every 1 million guns, or 175 children killed for the over 200 million guns owned in the U.S. (Levitt 150).
The problem is that when you like the American statistics you have the feeling that the country is in a civil war: * 90 guns for every 100 civilians, the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. * 40% of American households have firearms. * Firearms are used in 68% of cases. * 350 million guns in America, it is more than 1 gun for one American
In Clayman vs Obama, Judge Richard echoed that surveillance and collection of telephony data by NSA without the knowledge of the general public was against the spirit of the constitution of America. He said that the right to privacy is a right that needs to be guaranteed by the state. The right should not be taken away from the persons by the state. In another ruling ten days after the first one, J. William in ACLU vs Clapper arrived at a diametrically opposite decision with a different reasoning. The judge appreciated the right to privacy as envisioned under the constitution but argued that the value of intelligence outweighed the right.
There has been no consistent evidence that crowding is associated with mortality, morbidity which is defined as clinic utilization), recidivism, violence, or other pathological behaviors (Gaes 1994). In addressing any problem area, one first must define the terms or operational definitions. The United States Supreme Court on November 30, 2010, heard oral argument in Schwarzenegger v. Plata about whether a federal court in California properly ordered the release of 40,000 prisoners to relieve the severe overcrowding in the state's prisons that has led to inadequate medical and mental health care for prisoners (Equal Justice Initiative, 2010). America’s prisons now hold more than 2.3 million people, and many of the facilities are overcrowded, with serious implications for both health and safety. Since the mid-1970s, the prison population in the nation’s largest state has risen by more than 750%, from about 20,000 to more than 160,000 (Equal Justice Initiative, 2010).
Violent crime is composed of four offenses: robbery, forcible rape, murder, and aggravated assault. In 2010 there were an estimated 1,246,248 violent crimes nationwide from which an estimated 362,832 were robberies. According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program Crime Clock a violent crime occurred every 25.3 seconds and a robbery every 1.4 minutes (FBI, 2012). It has been said that burglaries only happen at night in dark allies, or when someone is on vacation, which is a wrong stereotype. This is simply not the case these days because crime happens everywhere and at any given moment.
“ The drug war (excluding treatment and preventive education expenditures) costs about $9 billion at the federal level and about twice that on the state and local levels. These estimates do not count the law-enforcement cost chargeable to crimes that are prohibition-caused but not technically drug-related --probably another $15 billion at all levels of government. Thus, law-enforcement costs attributable to the drug war are at least $40