View Poll Results: What political issue is the most contentious?

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  • Abortion

    18 33.33%
  • Gay marriage

    3 5.56%
  • Gun control

    2 3.70%
  • Budget/spending

    9 16.67%
  • Immigration

    5 9.26%
  • Separation of church and state

    5 9.26%
  • Taxation

    2 3.70%
  • War on drugs

    0 0%
  • Death penalty

    0 0%
  • Other

    10 18.52%
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Thread: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    It has to be abortion. One side thinks you are murdering babies, the other side thinks you are violating the most fundamental of human rights including religious freedom, right to privacy, and ownership of one's own body -- in a manner that is sexist and vulgar, and with a poor outcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Abortion. It has to be. There is no possible compromise, and no matter what happens by law the issue never goes away.
    I have a compromise. Remove the fetus intact, and let God or science try to keep it alive. After all, who is to say when viability begins with the proper technology?
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    It has to be abortion. One side thinks you are murdering babies, the other side thinks you are violating the most fundamental of human rights including religious freedom, right to privacy, and ownership of one's own body -- in a manner that is sexist and vulgar, and with a poor outcome.



    I have a compromise. Remove the fetus intact, and let God or science try to keep it alive. After all, who is to say when viability begins with the proper technology?
    Science is not yet capable of supporting a fetus outside the womb before it reaches a certain stage of development.
    Education.

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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Most of these issues keep us from coming together, and solving the real problem. They are a way to divide and Conquer.

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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjwins View Post
    Most of these issues keep us from coming together, and solving the real problem. They are a way to divide and Conquer.
    IMO the most important (yet, oddly, fairly non-contentious) issue is...Education.

    Because with proper education, I think many of the issues we currently encounter could be...prevented...
    Education.

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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Science is not yet capable of supporting a fetus outside the womb before it reaches a certain stage of development.
    I realize this, but that's mostly because they haven't tried very hard. That doesn't make it impossible.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    IMO the most important (yet, oddly, fairly non-contentious) issue is...Education.

    Because with proper education, I think many of the issues we currently encounter could be...prevented...
    Well said, education & wealth divide are the real issues. Fix these & we will all have to make-up **** to fight about.

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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I'm curious what people think about this. What issue do you believe is the most contentious or divisive, one that the two sides are least likely to come to any sort of agreement or compromise about.
    I think at the end of the day, it comes down to religion. The left are anti-Christian, and they are picking away at traditional Christianity one issue at a time: gay marriage, abortion, drug laws, government paid contraception, etc.

    You have to understand that the leaders and thinkers of the democratic party are mostly made up of ex-hippies. In the sixties, as kids, they rallied for free love, free drug use, no war, and no religion too. Imagine all the people, living life in peace.... woo hoo.

    They never outgrew it. They relive their youth in the political arena. If it weren't so destructive, it would be sad and I would feel sorry for them.

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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I think at the end of the day, it comes down to religion. The left are anti-Christian, and they are picking away at traditional Christianity one issue at a time: gay marriage, abortion, drug laws, government paid contraception, etc.

    You have to understand that the leaders and thinkers of the democratic party are mostly made up of ex-hippies. In the sixties, as kids, they rallied for free love, free drug use, no war, and no religion too. Imagine all the people, living life in peace.... woo hoo.

    They never outgrew it. They relive their youth in the political arena. If it weren't so destructive, it would be sad and I would feel sorry for them.
    Most of what you attribute to "anti Christian" are mostly (especially historically) Catholic viewpoints who tend to split fairly evenly nationally.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Abortion and SSM by far the most divisive.
    Not really that much divisiveness on SSM any more. The issue seems pretty well resolved save a few feet draggers. I agree that abortion is pretty divisive. To me, however, it seems like the divisiveness is larger than the issue itself. At the risk of being slammed with responses, really, from a political standpoint, what's the big deal. It seems much more like a moral issue to me.

    Frankly, I think the most contentious issue is taxes and how they fit into the schema of balancing the budget/solving the debt. You want angst, start of thread advocating tax increases as a keystone of balancing the budget. That would get the blood pressure up of many and invite a thousand posts telling you why your an idiot to suggest such a thing...

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