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How Close to Poverty Are You? | The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

How Close to Poverty Are You? | The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, poverty remains a serious problem. US Census figures show that most urban areas have neighborhoods with high poverty rates.

Via Alison D. Gilbert
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The economy today is becoming more and more unlivable. things are becoming costly, people are losing jobs and can't afford their homes and families anymore. In a small area in Cleveland there is an 80% poverty rate. This is just one of the thousand areas that have a poverty rate of 80% or higher. this isn't healthy and it's becoming harder to live every year. 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 7, 2014 2:12 PM

Does where you live have a high poverty rate? Are you experiencing porverty? Or are you one of the increasing numbers of Middle Class Poor?

One does not need to refer to the above map to know where to find the poor and needy. These days, we can look inside our own front door to see it in action. 

Lakin's comment, May 23, 2014 1:45 PM
It shocked me knowing that about 80% of Cleveland is in poverty. I believe that by that they should raise the minimum wage so people can live more comfortably. They should also make more jobs available so the unemployment rate and poverty rates aren't that high.
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President praises Govt. 'S foreign policy

President praises Govt. 'S foreign policy | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
President praises Govt. ‘S foreign policy Extending the Highway- Sunday, March 16, 2014 President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday defended the Government’s foreign policy, saying some people forgot the...

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Reed Klunder 's insight:

This applies to government because according to Sri Lankas foreign policy, they cant travel north without permission from the government. Most citizens have forgotten  about the dispute that went on many years ago and now are traveling freely when they want, with no permission. That's a problem and can potentially cause another war between the two parts. 

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Lakin's comment, May 23, 2014 1:47 PM
I believe that we should follow the foreign policy so we don't go into war. If we follow this our world will be more at peace and stable. Others then will realize that we should follow this by the government so we are kept safe.
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Shot, Then Shut Out - Since 2008, more young people have been killed in Chicago than in any other American city

Shot, Then Shut Out - Since 2008, more young people have been killed in Chicago than in any other American city | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
The nation finally took notice of Chicago\u2019s epidemic of gun violence after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was fatally shot January 29.

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This article, talks about gun control which has everything to do with government and law. Chicago has become the number one city in America in gun violence. There's at least 50 shootings a month which is ridiculously high. No one deserves to live in that type of environment. I do believe that getting a gun is way to easy. A background check isn't good enough. There could be mental issues of  people buying these guns and no one can stop it. The government needs to come up with a plan to make it harder to own a gun. 

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Lakin's comment, May 15, 2014 11:57 AM
I believe the government needs to take control in there hands about making gun control safer. It's way to easy for citizens to buy a gun now these days. We could make Chicago and the world safer if
Lakin's comment, May 15, 2014 11:58 AM
we put rules on buying guns. There needs to be a background check I think before anyone buys a gun because they could have mental health issues.
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Canada likely to miss immigration target

Canada likely to miss immigration target | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
It has been widely reported today that Canada will fail to reach its immigration target this year.

Via John Carter
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This applies to government and law because it talks about immigration. I do believe that getting a visa should be fairly easy as long as you don't abuse any laws in The country you are going to be living in. If you do what your supposed to and follow all of the laws then you should be able to stay.

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Alex Salazar's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:25 PM

This is about how Canada is likely to miss their immigration target, I guess people don't want to move to Canadia.

Luke French's comment, April 13, 2014 2:22 PM
I found this article sad. Who doesn't want to move to the land of maple syrup? I also didn't know countries had immigration targets. I guess I can see where they're coming from, but it's a little weird, to be honest.
Lakin's comment, May 9, 2014 12:28 PM
I believe that immigrants should get a chance at getting a visa easily because then they can get an equal opportunity at life. As well if they can get a visa but use it unwisely then the visa should be removed.
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Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine

Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
GREENSBORO, N.C. –The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford...

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This applies to government and law because the electronic devices people were voting from had a glitch. Every time someone would vote for Romney it changed the name to Obama. The government needed to clear up this issue because other wise the voting would be unfair. 

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khedlu17's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:01 AM

In response to naknuts37:

This article talks about when voters would cast their votes for one candidate the opposing candidate's name would come up. An example would be a lady chose Romney but Obama came up instead. This created a vote that voters didn't want. Many voters were upset and thought it was some type of conspiracy. It was just a machine error. Were there a lot of machines that were malfunctioning? How long did it take to fix the machines? How many people had a machine that was malfunctioning while casting their votes? Were voters with a machine that wasn't working properly able to recast their vote? 

Lakin's comment, May 9, 2014 12:33 PM
I believe voting should be done by paper cause with technology there always comes glitches. Voting on paper is more efficient because you won't run in with a problem even though it may take longer to do so.
Michael Hanson's comment, May 11, 2014 12:27 AM
Voting issues are very concerning especially when the presidential election is involved. You would think issues like this would be nonexistent with proper preparation and testing?
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8th Amendment violation death penalty

8th Amendment violation death penalty | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it

Man faces cruel punishment violating his 8th Amendment rights. The 8th Amendment protects citizens from cruel or unfair punishment. This right was violated when the man was sentenced to the death penalty. 


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This article has to do with government and law because the 8th amendment protects people against cruel punishments, but the government is going against it to kill a man named Joshua Komisarjevsky's. He was was guilty of multiple murders and sexual abused women. He killed a whole family and is now getting the death penalty. 

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Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:45 PM
I believe that the government here is going against the 8th amendment because this man did commit a horrible crime, but he most likely had some mental problems. I think the government instead should send him to life in prison because it would be a more worse punishment and he would have to sit with his guilt.
Reed Klunder 's comment, May 2, 2014 3:23 PM
I find this article interesting because this man killed a lot of people but he has a mental problem. It would be understandable if he was at a normal state of mind but he's not. If he has no idea what he's doing or any sense of right and wrong then he doesn't deserve that punishment. Depending on how bad his mental problem is, he should get help. Would a baby get the death penalty if it killed someone?
Brian Bertram's comment, May 3, 2014 10:01 AM
I disagree with Matt, I think those who were arested because of being a serial killer or something else bad enough to get the death penalty should not be allowed to post bail. If they know they might get the death penalty, they might make a run for it. That way they would be free again.
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Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

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This article  definitely applies to government because they are able to hack into every kind of technological device and listen to conversations. They are able to record these conversations so nothing is secret anymore. In ways this can be good or bad. It's safe but violates the 4th amendment. The government will always have a way to know what you're talking about whether you're in your home or not. Privacy isn't even a word anymore. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:21 PM

In response to khedlu17:

This article talks about how the US government records all private telephone calls. When did the gov't start recording phone calls? How is this not violating the fourth amendment? 

Joe Smith's comment, May 12, 2014 3:07 PM
The government should have a limit to how much they can monitor or phone calls. It' can help them in their work but sometimes it violates our privacy. It violates the 4th amendment
pdowds30's comment, May 15, 2014 3:16 PM
This relates to government because it is the government. They are violating the fourth amendment and disrespecting every citizen on a personal level. It doesn't make sense to have a constitution if the people implementing it can't even follow it.
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It’s Not My Gun. It’s “Free Speech.”

It’s Not My Gun. It’s “Free Speech.” | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
The latest skirmish in the fight between the First and Second Amendments arrived this past weekend with an incident in Dallas, Texas.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This article applies to the  government because what these people were doing was very alarming to many civilians but the government couldn't do anything about. They don't have any state laws saying they can't carry the guns. The first and second amendment also comes into play because it's their way of showing what they believe in and they have the right to bare arms. It's the governments decision to decide whether or not this situation applies to the amendments. This is also a problem because it's considered loitering. 

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Lauren Heim's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:45 AM

I personally view that the right to bear arms in the first amendment is by far a great law that the United States has. I don't think that the mothers fully understand the law and what it is actually there for and what it does for safety and comfort for people. I understand where the mothers are coming from though too at the same time I'm obviously more for the right to bear arms than against it. Though it corollaries to government because the first amendment in many aspects is being effected by this article.

Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 24, 2014 10:11 AM
This can be a scary situation. Some like the fact that they can carry a gun, but some fear the abilities people have because of it. The second amendment gives people the right to bear arms and the first amendment gives them a right to speech. Is a gun always necessary?
Lakin's comment, April 24, 2014 4:59 PM
This can be a scary situation, but the first and second amendment allow the rights of citizens to own weapons. I believe though they should change the amendment where weapons can't be carried around the public city. This might make our world a little more safer and allow other towns to feel better and safer in their towns.
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Law would give Hawaii government unprecedented emergency powers - Hawaii Reporter

Law would give Hawaii government unprecedented emergency powers - Hawaii Reporter | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Law would give Hawaii government unprecedented emergency powers
Hawaii Reporter
The bill also adds to government bureaucracy, creating a state emergency management director position and a council on emergency management to advise the governor.
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This article is saying that the United States government is going to have a law where Hawaii is able to call their own emergency powers. This means that Hawaii is able to call any shots that might harm the people of the state or the law. This includes any form of pollution and waste from people. The U.S. Government will still have some say but Hawaii is now going to get full control so they lose the control they once had. 

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Lakin's comment, April 20, 2014 3:43 PM
I think Hawaii should not have full power of there own emergency shot because they are still part of the United States government. Hawaii could easily make a mistake and put us at risk for something. I think the United States should still be control of Hawaii and not give them all the power for there state.
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Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Five recent polls illustrate Americans’ broad support for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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In this article it talks about the government making illegal immigrants who pay taxes and follow laws, an American citizen. About two- thirds of the people think they should be legalized but not be able to get their American citizenship. They are also debating on whether to tighten the border and make it less easy for those to cross over and so they wouldn't have this problem. 

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Darby Dodds's comment, March 23, 2014 2:38 PM
I think Congress should listen to the public. We are the majority and deserve to be heard. I also think they should become citizens.
Lakin's comment, April 13, 2014 1:04 AM
I think that the immigration polls are to strict and they should make it easier for immigrants to come over and become American Citizens. I think this would help stop illegal immigrations. It would also, help the dispute simmer out if we make it easier for immigration and if we allow this will it help people have a chance at a better opportunity?
Reed Klunder 's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:53 PM

The government is trying to decide whether or not to legalize o

all of these immigrants who don't have their citizenship yet or to control the border. The government has a huge decision to make because the polls were so close that it's almost impossible to ignore one or the other. The polls have definitely gone up because in the past years people didn't want the immigrants legalized but now it's becoming more of an issue. 

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Constitution Day 2013 | Lapin Law Offices

Constitution Day 2013 | Lapin Law Offices | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Constitution Day, which is observed every September 17, commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution.

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Reed Klunder 's insight:

This applies to government and law because it talks about what the constitution is and how It is used in today's society. They now have a day that's called citizenship day, this day celebrates those who have gained their American Citizenship. It also talks about some of the different articles in the constitution. 

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Michael Hanson's comment, April 12, 2014 12:26 PM
Having a day just to celebrate the Constitution seems right in a country such as ours, where we hold our countries democracy and freedom to such high values. We should get out of school for this day.
Logan Felten's comment, April 12, 2014 11:13 PM
The Constitution should still be recognized today because it's what has kept our country running smoothly for so long. Having a day just to celebrate it would remind people just how lucky they are to live in America and realize all of the great things they have and opportunities they are given. The Constitution is apart of our history and should be celebrated.
Lakin's comment, April 13, 2014 1:23 AM
The Constitution is a very important document to America. It was the first document that made America's government what it is today! It helped us make sure that our country ran smoothly and orderly so know one would get hurt. I believe we should still celebrate the Constitution because it was part of America's history and stepping stone into our government.
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Texting And Driving Is The New Drinking And Driving, At Least Among Teens

Texting And Driving Is The New Drinking And Driving, At Least Among Teens | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
At this point, it really shouldn't take another study to show us that texting and driving is not safe.

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Reed Klunder 's insight:

This article has to do with government and law because texting and driving has become more common. It used to be drinking and driving that was the number one killer and now it's texting and driving. The government needs to do something about this issue because it's going to become more common and not only with teens but with adults. There were 3,000 fatalities just last year and probably more this year. It needs to end. 

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Lakin's comment, May 23, 2014 1:50 PM
I believe the government should have stricter laws on texting and driving because it is becoming a bigger problem? If we don't stop this soon or put stricter rules on this, this will be the leading cause of death in the U.S. then.
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Gideon Alert: Ignoring the 6th Amendment in Broward County, Florida Municipal Courts | NLADA

Gideon Alert: Ignoring the 6th Amendment in Broward County, Florida Municipal Courts | NLADA | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it

Florida courts are ignoring the 6th amendment.


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This article talks about how the sixth amendment was violated . Its becoming more and more common because law enforcement is finding the evidence and immediately thrown in jail.  They don't even ask if they want a lawyer and they think evidence is enough. The law says that every person gets the right to an attorney and you can't abuse that.

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Andrew Beighley's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:48 PM

This article is about the 6th amendment and how some governments are skipping through it or finding shortcuts around it.

Lakin's comment, May 15, 2014 12:00 PM
I believe the police should not go against the sixth amendment because it's a law. Just because police have evidence does not mean that they did it and every person has the right to have a lawyer right away.
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Minimum wage earners struggle to survive

Minimum wage earners struggle to survive | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it

Many barely have enough money to buy Christmas gifts.


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This article has to do with government and law because it talks about the public policy if minimum wage. It talks about how families are struggling to support everyone because they are only making about $200 every two weeks. That's not enough to support a family. The government needs to start raising the minimum wages because the money these people are making isn't enough. Some of these families are losing their homes because they can't afford it. This is an easy fix, not much needs to be determined about this because people work hard for their money. 

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Buster Meyer's curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:48 PM

This article is about how people that make minimum wage are struggling to get by in life, living paycheck to paycheck. This relates to gov and law because the government needs to step in help this people in need.

Lakin's comment, May 15, 2014 11:53 AM
I think the minimum wage should be raised higher because not many people can support themselves or family by living off of minimum wage. The government should defiantly raise this because it's an easy fix and it would help citizens get out of poverty.
Michael Hanson's comment, May 15, 2014 5:43 PM
It's sad to see people struggle just to get by in life, but the minimum wage issue is a tough topic. Maybe it does need to be raised, but my hope is that the government does it in a way that has as minimalist impact on businesses possible. We wouldn't want employers to cut workers just because employers would be forced to pay there workers more.
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Drinking and driving costs more than just lives

Drinking and driving costs more than just lives | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Drinking and driving can cost as much as $10,000 on a first conviction.

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In this article it talks about drinking and driving. This applies to government and law because  people are breaking the law. It's illegal to drink and drive and it's becoming a big issue. Not only is there a chance of seriously injuring others or even killing them but it ruins the rest of your life. You have to live with the fact you killed someone but it's also very expensive and hard to get your life back. Something needs to be done about this problem because it's serious and costing lives. 

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kelownadd's curator insight, January 2, 2014 8:14 PM

“It's not worth it. It's not worth it at all,” said Gerardy.

 
Lakin's comment, May 9, 2014 12:31 PM
Drinking and driving is a serious issue and I agree that they should do more about this situation and try to get it under control. They should have stricter rules of drinking and many kids should be educated about how drinking and driving can ruin your life in a split second.
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Drug Task Force busts suspected drug lab - Kokomo Perspective

Drug Task Force busts suspected drug lab - Kokomo Perspective | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it

Drug Task Force busts suspected drug labKokomo PerspectiveOn Dec.

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This has to do with  government and law because a women was arrested for her home with evidence of a drug lab and stolen guns. This women broke the law and was faced with many felony charges and will most likely face life in prison. She had many forms of drugs and multiple guns that were stolen. 

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Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:41 PM
I believe this women should be put into prison because she already has many charges against her. As well as her own drug lab in her home which becomes very dangerous to her, her family, neighbors, and everyone else surrounding that area.
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Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court set the stage for an important 4th Amendment ruling Friday, announcing it will decide in this term whether police may inspect a suspect's...

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Reed Klunder 's insight:

This article applies to government and law because the Supreme Court held a trial that has to do with themselves potentially violating the fourth amendment. They are trying to discuss whether or not a cell phone can be searched without a warrant. This will mainly apply to those who are getting pulled over and suspected of some kind of dangerous crime. The cops need to know who these people are contacting and if they are flagged in the system. 

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Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:38 PM
This violates the 4th amendment and I believe we should more privacy rights. Its not fair to us how our lives are almost becoming a reality show n
Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:38 PM
because we have no privacy and everyone seems to know everything.
Brian Bertram's comment, May 3, 2014 10:05 AM
True, random searches may violate some rights, but in the long run they could actually be saving lives. They might discover a bomb that the sensors didn't detect or some illegal drug that could kill someone. In the end, the safety of the public is more important to me.
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America’s New Hunger Crisis

America’s New Hunger Crisis | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
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In the 22 years that Swami Durga Das has managed New York’s River Fund Food Pantry, he has never seen hunger like this.

Via Alison D. Gilbert
Reed Klunder 's insight:

This applies to the government because  the United States citizens are suffering from hunger. When the recession hit in 2009, these people lost jobs and can't support their families. The government needs to find a way to feed these people or it will become worse and these people will die. They need to find jobs for these people so government doesn't have to support them anymore. 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:34 PM

And it is getting worse. More hunger and less money to obtain food. A deadly combination, hunger and poverty.

Lakin's comment, April 24, 2014 4:54 PM
This article made me think why are we spending our money on new technology and buildings, when we should be helping the poor and hunger get a chance at life. We should be providing these people with three meals a day and a place to live, instead of spending our money on technology. This should be our number one problem in the United States to fix instead of ignoring it.
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Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Five recent polls illustrate Americans’ broad support for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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The government is trying to decide whether or not to legalize o

all of these immigrants who don't have their citizenship yet or to control the border. The government has a huge decision to make because the polls were so close that it's almost impossible to ignore one or the other. The polls have definitely gone up because in the past years people didn't want the immigrants legalized but now it's becoming more of an issue. 

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Darby Dodds's comment, March 23, 2014 2:38 PM
I think Congress should listen to the public. We are the majority and deserve to be heard. I also think they should become citizens.
Reed Klunder 's curator insight, April 8, 2014 7:20 PM

In this article it talks about the government making illegal immigrants who pay taxes and follow laws, an American citizen. About two- thirds of the people think they should be legalized but not be able to get their American citizenship. They are also debating on whether to tighten the border and make it less easy for those to cross over and so they wouldn't have this problem. 

Lakin's comment, April 13, 2014 1:04 AM
I think that the immigration polls are to strict and they should make it easier for immigrants to come over and become American Citizens. I think this would help stop illegal immigrations. It would also, help the dispute simmer out if we make it easier for immigration and if we allow this will it help people have a chance at a better opportunity?
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The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism

The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice had a historic opportunity to say that since the people of these states had spoken, as long as what happens in Colorado stays in Colorado, they wouldn't make a federal case out of it.
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This relates to government and law because the federal government has made it clear that marijuana is illegal but the states can make it legal just for their state.  It's becoming more common to legalize marijuana and once one state does it, the others might follow. These states are basically going against federalism and it's breaking the foundation of the federal government and they can't do anything about it. All of these states are going against federalism and the federal government isn't liking it to much.

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Austin Robertson's comment, April 20, 2014 7:49 PM
I don't know in the first place why in the world marijuana was made legal in the first place. If something was ILLEGAL it was illegal for a reason. By legalizing this they are basically promoting the distribution of drugs and that can lead to many other problems. It can lead to cartels that result in deaths because most do, it can lead to driving under the influence and guess who's shoulders that's going to fall back on, the governments. What if teens died in a car accident in Colorado because of weed, how do you think the government would feel after that? It's just stupid a pond careless.
pdowds30's comment, April 29, 2014 6:04 PM
I personally don't think that marijuana is an issue in the United States. It has never killed anyone. Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana and has done quite the damage to our population. The federal government is right in saying that as long as it stays in Colorado, there is no issue. Legalizing marijuana nation-wide would decrease the crime rate significantly and allow many people to return to a good state of health. Just like same-sex marriage, if you don't like it, don't do it.
Becca Zieman's comment, May 3, 2014 12:01 AM
The topic of legalizing marijuana has been a huge topic in our country yet there are bigger things going on that people completely ignore. But I do think that states should have the right to decide for themselves whether to legalize something that they are in closer quarters with then the federal government is.
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Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana - Sun-Sentinel

Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana - Sun-Sentinel | Gov and Law Reed Klunder | Scoop.it
Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana
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Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana. print.

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This applies to government and law because it talks about how law makers are debating on whether or not they want to make medical marihuana legal. Some states already legalized it and others are starting to take that route. It's become more of a problem not legalizing it because more and more people are doing growing it themselves. This could be dangerous especially when they are doing this around schools and park where children roam. It all comes down to if the government from each state wants to legalize it. 

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Lakin's comment, April 13, 2014 1:13 AM
I think legalizing marihuana is not a good thing. I think people will abuse this law, grow a ton more, and there will be more overdoses of this case. Marihuana should still be illegal and only doctors should be able to handle it and give safe doses to people to use for only medical purposes. If marihuana does become legalize will it cause more drug problems around the world?