William Thien

The Single Issue Voter’s Effect on the Upcoming Presidential Election Will Be Tremendous

Posted on: February 21, 2012

Much of the debate recently concerning birth control and religious organizations may in fact lead the formation of a position to attack the ultimate issue of abortion due to abortion’s single issue value during elections. Liberal politicians fear the issue of abortion like no other and some wholly religious conservatives may have decided that to go about seeing abortion made illegal again requires logical preparation, so to speak.

Another issue which could throw the election is that of entitlements. I heard recently that there are now more people in The United States receiving some form of government disbursement than there are paying into the system of disbursements. In other words, there are more people getting a “government check” than there are paying into the system giving the money away. That is of course financially untenable and it is not just a “Tea Party” issue. Everyone I mentioned the statistic to said they were not surprised and wanted to know when “somebody” was going to do something about it. When I said “somebody” isn’t going to do anything about it because it is the promise of the government check that “somebody” uses to get themselves re-elected, whomever and wherever that somebody governs in The United States, the general response was of course what was to be expected.

Another single issue which hasn’t received any debate is that of a national medical marijuana law, yet there was a story on network news yesterday about how doctors have been manipulated by drug companies to essentially “push” painkillers to the extent that it is believed many more people are addicted to painkillers today than would be were they prescribed under normal circumstances. Not much coverage on the benefits of medical marijuana vs. chemical painkillers, but what do you expect from the news syndicates who receive huge suns of money from drug companies. Perhaps if medical marijuana advocates want to see a national law on the matter they should start paying off the media as well with massive campaigns.

What do you think is the next big single issue?

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