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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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    What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    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.
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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.
    Everything.
    But seriously, It would have to be budget spending/taxation and abortion/gay marriage.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Abortion and SSM by far the most divisive.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Everything.
    Probably so.
    Maybe we should list all the issues that our pols can agree on?
    The list would be much shorter.
    Hmmm.......insuring their own re-elections is the only issue I can think of.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Of the options listed and as of now, immigration. I don't see that any of the others even come close.

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

    most contentious.....immigration

    most in the news......ssm

    most important to our country.....that's the 64k question.....it seems to change with the wind

    i would have thought the economy.....but i even wonder about that now

    too many problems, and very few solutions.......
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    What should have been added: Increasingly overbearing government.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    Abortion. It has to be. There is no possible compromise, and no matter what happens by law the issue never goes away.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    I still think it's abortion. The issue is far more intense than the others and so are the sides. On one side is a religious crusade - again, and the other side is full of political junkies that want to legislate everything. If people just minded their own business about it right from the beginning, I don't think it would be a problem at all.
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    Re: What is the most contentious issue in American politics?

    I say abortion and gun control in dead heat. Both issues are dominated by absolutists who cite the constitution as the sole authority on the issue
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