The Importance Of Gangs In The United States

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In America today, most people are focusing on only the big things: “whose tax plans are better, who will lead this country in a better direction, who can turn our economy around;” all questions asked about the presidential candidates. Many people aren’t even paying attention to their own states race; I for one have no idea who is running in Missouri. In reality however the gubernatorial races (race for governor) is just as important as the presidential debates and probably more so. For instance, if Obama becomes the next president and his plan for taxing doesn’t occur, then we rely on our states taxing policy which hopefully (even though I’m a republican) is as good as or better the Obama’s. Other issues also keep our state at a high level of importance: education, transportation, healthcare, alternative energy sources, crime, gang organizations, and…show more content…
These gangs have caused instances of violence and unrest, sometimes just by their presence. Both of the candidates agree that this is a major issue and that it needs to be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Beverly believes that the laws concerning gangs and their actions should be stricter, such as laws concerning gun and drug control, and laws concerning organized crime which would began to, under her administration, view these gangs as an organized crime community. McCrory agrees that these gangs are dangerous and need to be dealt with, but he says that the way to control these gang uprisings is by going after their leaders and assets through legislation, or if necessary, by force. Another major concern for this state is the schooling department. McCrory says that the teaching method of preparing students mainly for standardized tests is a corrupt system in that, it does not teach students life skills they will need in later life. They will “concentrate on memorizing isolated facts while ignoring higher-order thinking; which is used in any true job

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