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What are some big social issues that need to be discussed, but aren't?

There are a lot social issues, but which ones are the most un-talked about and important?

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    Dec 5 2012: In the United States, to me, it's gun control. Mostly all of the Political leaders have not really directly addressed the issue, and still to this day we have problems with it. For instance, the young NFL football player who killed his girlfriend and himself, leaving their child behind. Also, the movie theater shooting, the Wisconsin mosque shooting, and the Gabrielle Giffords assassination attempt. Our political leaders, local and federal address it, but do not really get into it and do anything about it.
    • Dec 9 2012: You really need to think this through. Suppose you have your every wish, and you were the Dictator, to boot. Can you imagine the depth and scale of the Police State you would have to build to actually carry this out?! It would have to be much more stringent than the Soviet Union. The program would certainly force you into police state activities, such as midnight "searches" and confiscations which would rapidly become not only Uncontitutional, but wildly unpopular. All the while, giving the worst kind of criminals free rein, since they, of course would have guns. This idea that guns have a malign influence on people's brains is a holdover from the primitive idea of "Sympathetic Magic", ie. if you do "Rain Dances", it will rain. Sorry if I seem harsh, but how would you explain the Swiss? They have a Militia Army (machine guns and ammo in every home, but they have so few shootings that they don't bother much to keep track.).

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