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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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J. FARLEY

SAME OLD S–T , DIFFERENT YEAR, NOT MUCH WILL CHANGE THE DEMONRATS WILL CONTINUE TO TRY AND DESTROY AMERICA
AS THEY HAVE TRIED TO DO SO FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS AND THE PEOPLE LIKE US WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT THEM. BUT THIS MIGHT BE OUR FINAL CHANCE TO STOP THEM AS MORE AND MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO SOCIALISM . FOR THE NEXT YEAR WE MUST FIGHT HARDER THAN EVER AND NEXT YEAR VOTE THEM DOWN TO A SMALL MINORITY .
GO TRUMP/PENCE 2020
GOD BLESS TRUMP
GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS THE NRA
SAVE AMERICA VOTE REPUBLICAN

Elwin P Valberg

We must have voter id! If we don’t have valid elections then the future is lost.

Bo Dalton

The educational system today is so badly flawed with liberal idiot professors, that all monies should be stopped until we can purge them !!

Mike B.

Free College? How about withholding Federal funds from colleges that suppress free speech and free discourse. Maybe we can slow down socialist indoctrination or our youth.

Rick J.

Whatever choice is harmful to the nation, the democrats are sure to choose it.

Glenn Lego

My “senator “ Richard Durbin, is all about the elimination of the Electoral College. He’s from Chicago so he doesn’t care about the rest of the state of Illinois. I hope I can still vote when he comes up for re-election so I can vote for his opponent.

Arthur Casanova

God bless you AMAC. Your editorials are an education in common sense for our country, for its people and its leadership. How can we inoculate everyone with the sense to do what is right for our country for the benefit of all, not just those that are entitled with power over us. My hope is that your editorials are read widely.

Teddy Weeks

The Democratic’s promise everything, but nothing is free! It will just be more taxes. Yet they take away from Americans who have paid or will pay into S.S. Than give Social Security and free college to illegals, in their next statement, claim Social Security is going broke! Immigration is effecting America financially and the voting rights of it’s citizens. The Democratic’s are buying votes with allowing illegals to stay in America than offering free items. This does not even address the danger of terrorist and gangs coming into our beloved America!

Peter

Having been born under the Nazi,s, Then Stalin, then Obummr, the current president is a breath of fresh air. No?

Rusty Rat

Nothing is “FREE”. It’s a matter of tax payers paying. Then which payers should pay it.. Everyone should have an equal share. The rich, the poor and all in between. Sales tax makes it equal. The rich pay more and the poor pay less. Equal is fair to all. End the income tax with all its loopholes that favor some. Then a balanced budget. One guys thought.

Patriot Will

Illegals abusing our system and voter fraud are seriously damaging the economy and integrity of our country. The idea of forgiving all federal student loans is simply irresponsible and unacceptable. President Trump is at least making an attempt to reign in the crooked Chinese. If we stay with President Trump and vote out miscreants such as Schumer, Pelosi, AOC, Schiff, Nadler, etc., we still have a chance to save our freedoms. Otherwise, I am very afraid for the USA.

Oldtimer

What is so hard for the new generation is that “WE” have allowed to be “de-sinceitized” is to understand that NOTHING is free and anything you are willing to work for is attainable as long as you keep your honor is to AMERICA.
IT is not a rite but duty to to be Active and Informed as a citizen

T Taylor

The four 2020 issues mentioned in this article are simply a veneer to a deeper, greater dilemma that needs to be addressed are we, as a nation, going to remain a God honoring country that upholds Christian-judo principles or embrace liberal, leftist ideals that leaves no room for God, the Bible or faith. As faith goes so does the Constitution, so goes the nation and so go the people’s liberties. It is clearly a paradox of distinct, opposite ideologies that the nations faces in 2020.

Katherine Nonya

I would have added one more issue: Iran and their underhanded attack on the US via any means available without out & out war declared. I totally agree with the issues listed. The Demonrats need to be taken down as a corrupt political arm, and must be replaced by another group that vows to uphold the Constitution even if it differs from the more conservative ideology of the right.

sharon mcarthur

Keep up your good analysis….TV is awash with misinformation… @ age 88 I need accurate info..thanks..

Deb

All politics are local. Would you please consider articles explaining why Republicans are not running in local elections? We had an election here in Tucson last fall and there were none on the ticket for the city council. The local Republican leadership is silent when asked as to why this happened.

Stephen Russell

Agreed on all esp Election Integrity but Dems block such for more illegal voting,. & We lose
& Dems block Immigration issues IE for voters.

Dove

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.

Walter L Luffman

Democrats could be much more competitive in the 2020 elections if they began *now* to get out in front of measure that can compete with what a second Trump term is likely to bring. They might not actually offer much that President Trump doesn’t already want, but if they began talking about things most voters want right away they could gain the appearance (with mainstream Democrat voters at least) that they are leading and Trump is following them. But they won’t, of course; or they’ll include “poison pill” provisions (like amnesty) that most Americans don’t want,.

I look forward to the Democrats continuing to do what they’re doing, and Republicans/conservatives replacing a number of Donkey Party incumbents this November. As for any Democrat taking the White House in 2020, it just isn’t going to happen.

Brenda Blunt

Let us first clean out the swamp and proceed from there. BUT , something actually needs to take place and NOT pass the buck.