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View Poll Results: What is your single most important issues this election cycle?
The war in Iraq 24 25.81%
Economy 34 36.56%
Immigration 29 31.18%
Honesty and transparency in government 19 20.43%
The war on terrorism 20 21.51%
Education 4 4.30%
Civil liberties 11 11.83%
Faith related issues 3 3.23%
Health care 16 17.20%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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Like every election cycle, "the issues" that people latch on to as their most important concern come to the forefront. However, in the past, many of the issues like education, healthcare, gay marriages, etc... are spoken with great length leading up to the election but just fade away with the American memory in the days following an election.

So before we choose our candidate to represent our respected parties, what are the most important issues to you?
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I chose honesty in government, maybe not a panacea but would go far towards solving many other problems.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Boise
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I chose Civil Liberties, no not the ACLU kind. I'm talking about state rights, rights to privacy, and a general change to federalism in the US as we now know, a return to what it was supposed to be. (see tenth amendment) Ron Paul in 08!
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: OKC, OK
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Immigration. Give America back to Americans.....
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I chose honesty in government, maybe not a panacea but would go far towards solving many other problems.

I'm with you as I think it would go a long way with other issues too.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Perhaps if we had honesty and transparency in government, some of the other issues could and would be resolved in positive ways.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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I am surprised by the diversity of the results so far. I half expected there to be two or maybe three issues that really stood out.

Seems America is also a melting pot of desires.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Transparency in government. But that is more accurately an issue of citizen participation, so it is a meta-issue.

There are so many 'structural' reforms needed in all the major enterprises and sectors of government in this nation. We have a deep-seated kleptocracy on our hands.

The key principle, in my opinion, is that the bigger it is (private or public sector), the more dangerous it is to the public good.

America has turned itself into a heavily armed, Christianized police state (see Blackwater). When will torturing foreign terrorists be turned into torturing Americans for thinking/believing incorrectly?
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Like every election cycle, "the issues" that people latch on to as their most important concern come to the forefront. However, in the past, many of the issues like education, healthcare, gay marriages, etc... are spoken with great length leading up to the election but just fade away with the American memory in the days following an election.

So before we choose our candidate to represent our respected parties, what are the most important issues to you?
Right now.. I think we need "fiscially responsibility" more then anything.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Where's taxes?
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