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The Top 4 Issues America Will Face in 2020

2020 issues AmericaAs we head into the new year and the kickoff to the Roaring Twenties 2.0 (and they will roar), policymakers will be faced with some incredibly important decisions.

Several issues will take center stage, ones with the potential to significantly shape our future, from immigration reform to college-loan debt.

Certainly, one of the biggest will be the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Although the outcome is nearly certain—there aren’t enough Senate votes to remove the president from office—the issue will steal the air from other issues until the trial is concluded.

Post-trial, here are some issues likely to dominate 2020. Each represents a fork in the road, and the direction the nation chooses will be critical.

• Immigration: Trump could roll out a new immigration plan as we head toward the elections. In addition to trying to secure more funding for desperately needed border security, a part of the plan could include another attempt at creating a merit-based legal immigration system, rather than one that’s based primarily on family ties.

A system that favors applicants with desirable job skills would shift legal immigration’s focus from being centered on the desires of immigrants to being centered on the needs of the American people and our economy.

A merit-based system also more easily allows “patriotic assimilation,” creating a more unified nation, rather than one divided into special-interest groups based on where we came from.

• Election integrity: With the 2020 elections coming, citizens must be assured that the electoral process for federal, state and local elections is fair.

Although many on the left deny it, voter fraud exists. Even the U.S. Supreme Court has noted that voter fraud is a clearly documented part of our nation’s history.

Unfortunately, politicians and advocacy groups on the left continue to fight laws that require an ID to vote. They’ve even sued states that have tried to purge voter rolls of people registered in multiple jurisdictions who could vote more than once in an election.

Moreover, the push to eliminate the Electoral College would increase the influence of large urban centers at the expense of small states and rural areas, striking at our constitutional structure that balances the rule of the majority with protections for minority interests and state governments.

• Education: Politicians have floated proposals of free college tuition for all and loan forgiveness for everyone carrying college debt.

They are characterized as “investments in our future,” but the reality is, they would be a suffocating financial burden on every taxpayer, especially middle- and lower-income citizens. There’s also an inherent unfairness to forcing Americans who couldn’t afford to go to college themselves to pay off the loans of those who could.

One also has to question what kind of return taxpayers would get for their “investment.” Many colleges are indoctrinating students into a socialist, “America is evil” ideology, and often students graduate unprepared for a career and unable to pay off the enormous college debt they accumulated. Forty percent of those who start college don’t even finish within six years.

Despite these issues, because federal loan money is handed out with little scrutiny as to students’ ability to pay it back, colleges have had free rein to raise prices at rates often double that of inflation. In addition, more than 1 million people default on their loans annually, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab.

“Free” college tuition would only make things worse.

• China: Under the brutal governance of the Chinese Communist Party, China presents a combination of risks our nation has never before faced.

Chinese authorities direct attacks on our government cyber networks, steal the intellectual property of our companies, and threaten the travel of ships and planes in and over international waters.

The authoritarian regime is also spending enormous amounts of money to build up its offensive military machine.

As U.S. policymakers start to pay more attention to China’s threats, we can expect to see more recommendations for rebuilding America’s military to keep China’s in check.

Moreover, while the national security threat is very real, because so many raw materials and finished goods come from China, the U.S. will continue attempting to build more positive trade relations with the country.

Besides being good for Americans economically, a better trade relationship also serves as a deterrent to Chinese aggression, since there’s little incentive to attack a major market for its goods.

What we do about any one of these issues in 2020—China, electoral integrity, education, or immigration—could represent a major turning point for America.

From safeguarding the right to vote to protecting the nation from foreign aggression to deciding whether more taxpayer money is the solution to rising college debt, the new year will certainly provide several opportunities to make pivotal decisions about America’s future.


Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Kay C. James

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Garon Cagle
2 years ago

What do you think is the number one issue with God; not just in the U.S., but world-wide?

Garon Cagle
2 years ago

I like to ask politicians what God’s number one issue is.

Lynn Hoffman
2 years ago

Can you imagine where this country would be if any democrat got elected????

charlie
2 years ago

Several folks have voiced wanting medical care like Canada. How can average American afford the high medical costs. Its financial abuse what the elderly have to pay for assisted living and skilled nursing care in later years of life.
If Trump loses it will be due to the fear of unknown medical care cost in the future. I’ve never in my life
seen so many people believe in socialism. America will be doomed. Still can’t believe Democrats won control in Congress in 2018.
Blue Dog Democrats are a thing of the past with the new socialist leaning Congress.

Ed LaPinskas
2 years ago

Some info for the bloggers below: I see how many say the “demo-crats” will do anything to hurt America. Their “party” has long been financed, for decades, by the communists. No matter the communist party of America OR outside of America. Funding by the likes of Soros ( communist / domestic terrorist ) or Tom Steyer, etc. These dogs are anti-Constitutional. PLEASE read “The Unseen Hand.” You will never even want to look at another ‘demo-crat’ as long as you live.

JohnH
2 years ago

Election Integrity: It is a no-brainer to me that one must have a valid picture ID to vote. A lot of countries do this (such as Chile that has +90% voter turnout) and there are several foreign countries that require you to carry your passport at all times or you will be arrested.

JohnH
2 years ago

The cost of college education is totally out of whack. One goes to college to get a degree for a reason of their choice & know that they will be somewhat in debt. Forty years ago, you could go 4-5 years of University & come out owing some manageable student loans. Today the Universities are going the greedy way of the CEO’s of corporations where they are paid +$millions per year. They deserve a decent wage but not that many times of the average wage earner. This is one of the biggest reasons for student debt & the student debt for doctors is going to limit that profession & is doing so now.

Joanna Johnson-Smith
2 years ago

Remove all interest and fees from college debt, and require payback of principle only.

Cath
2 years ago

food for thought and brings up how truly important this election is…and should make everyone look a LOT deeper at how any one of the democrats would handle these problems – I personally do not think anyone of them could or would address these problems with the US LEGAL citizen in mind!

Dave Galloway
2 years ago

In 2018, North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to require photo ID for voting. The state has gone out of its way to make IDs available to everyone free of charge. Just the other day a liberal federal judge, appointed by Obama, put a halt to the new law. How can she do that? The people have spoken. We’ve desperately got to get these judges out of power.

dino
2 years ago

We really need security in place to keep non-citizens and deceased people from voting.We desperately need term limits,local,county,state and federal.I live in Illinois and we are the poster child for term limits.We need to keep the electoral college,The dense oc RATS don’t like any of these things and we REALLY need to pursue and watch closely before the”THUGS”that don’t like the way AMERICA works win.

Jim
2 years ago

It never ceases to amaze me how uninformed these young people are about the significant dangers of. socialism/communism. World history is full of horrible examples of what happens to loss of freedoms, loss of monetary gain through hard work and human despare. I think we should defund and abolish the Department of Education and stop all monetary aid to the National Education Association thus returning our school system back to local control. Ask any one who has fled from socialism/communist controlled countries how terrible things were. Under capitalism, you get educated, work hard and get financially ;ahead: you can’t do that in a socialist/communist environment.

James Howard
2 years ago

Add the most important issue over all others. The dismal failure of our churches. What to do?
DEMONIC: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America, by Ann Coulter.

Donna
2 years ago

Good information! Thanks for summarizing what has to be taken care of.

James Howard
2 years ago

The real issues are the border invasion, the crime wave it brings, the nazi-commie take-over of our schools & media, and democrat violence & rioting supported by that media & those schools.

DON
2 years ago

wE
ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE IN THE USA BECAUSE WE HAVE LOST OUR INDEPENDENCE.

Bruce Myers
2 years ago

We need to go back to a one party government that works together for the people of the usa instead of not giving a crap about t HD e people

Adonis
2 years ago

Illegal immigration is another one, that’s how Wester Europe and Scandinavia were already destroyed.

Mary
2 years ago

Big government sucks. Drain the swamp

Dove
2 years ago

100% of the fentanyl that comes across the border is produced in China. They sell it to the drug cartels so they can do what they can behind the scenes to weaken America. Selling or buying illegal drugs in China results in immediate execution. They do not have a drug problem, but they want to make sure we do.

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