Since World War II no other election has ever involved 65% or more registered voters. Elections for state and local elections are even lower. As we may all know the United States of America is a Democracy. In other words, the people will decide who will lead the country and what the country will do. Why do people still don’t vote and then later whine about who gets elected?
Some may argue that the draft would help the current situation, and that it would equalize service. However, it can be seen that overall, to reinstate a general conscription army in this time of war in America would not be beneficial to the young men of today. Today’s world offers many educational opportunities for young adults, so to reinstate the draft would seriously hinder a young man’s education. If he was drafted,
With technology that runs the life’s of millions, and the constant need to obtain anything and everything without a price, Lao-Tzu would hang his head in shock at the life we have grown so quick to know. There are places in the government and in the life of today that Lao-Tzu would think inadequate for living; however, we must look at what in our life meets his guidelines as well. Modern American society is not perfect. The ways of the world have changed since 6th century BC and life has become much more complicated all the while striving to make things simpler. The way technology has driven the last half of a century has changed life astronomically.
Obligated Military Draft? Military draft is also called conscription Currently, the United States is not practicing conscription; it has an all volunteer military, meaning active troops serve on their own accord a but is good number of soldiers and officers are not re-enlisting. This makes many think that Congress will be forced to reinstate the draft. The United States created a militia in 1792. It was mandatory for every white male age 18-45.
“Different generations have varying opinions on whether or not the American Dream is attainable”. (“Home Ownership”). The economy and unemployment rate are constantly growing and falling, making your income very unpredictable. This means that the ability of being able to achieve the dream is never a for sure thing, unless you have the drive, work ethic, and determination to achieve it. “Seventy-Eight percent of Americans feel that their home is an important financial asset for their future”.
They’ve already went through the dangerous and hard part of getting into the Country, why not take the extra step? When asked this question immigration analyst Daniel Costa says “even with legal citizenship would an American honestly be willing to give an immigrant a chance at a new life, most would say no”. (Costa) Really the biggest problem most people see with immigrants is the whole job and population situation. But really this is not that big a deal to most people who do not want low paying jobs with bad health benefits and hard labor because that’s the typical job these immigrants are taking, and in all reality only a few Americans are willing to take. (Costa) Most Americans point out the bad and disadvantages that immigration brings, but immigration does bring benefits.
Mainly affecting my generation, jobs that should be given to college graduates are not even open yet because senior employees are staying in companies when normally they would have retired. Social Security also poses an issues because younger generations are paying into the “baby boomers” social security. The main scare is that it will run out and those that paid into it might not even be able to receive it when needed. This is causing drastic changes in the world affecting all ages and all kinds of people. Unfortunately this issue really cant be addressed and the world will just have to adapt to the fact that people are living longer lives.
The decline of workers contributing to Social Security means there will be less benefits that will be replaced. Currently the Baby boomers have the highest labor force participation of any generations in American history. (Crain, 2006) The generations following the Baby Boomer generation will not have the numbers to replace the Baby Boomers place in the workforce. According to Crain (2006) nearly 90% of the Baby Boomer generation works, which is over half of the entire workforce in the nation. About 80% of female Baby Boomers worked which was also a contribution to the two income family.
They say that as many baby boomers retire, the illegal immigrants will increasingly be needed to work in many of the factories. On the other hand we have the Republicans, they say that the illegal immigrants overall are a negative aspect for society. Some say that illegal immigrants are taking away jobs from the poor Americans. They believe that if the pay is reasonable, the Americans will do almost any kind of work. The thing is that in my personal opinion that the issue, most Americans never quite settle down for just any pay or salary they always believe that they should get more than the person next to them especially if they have more education.
In my opinion, I think that with a balance of border control, amnesty, and identification we can continue to have the U.S. as a place where people from all over the world can have every opportunity they want. Everyone deserves a chance, but sometimes you have to work harder than others to get what you want. I think that we should not completely open our borders to all immigrants. Too many U.S. citizens already are unemployed. More adults looking for work just makes the problem worse.