American Voice 2004 was a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance launched during the presidential election campaign of 2004. Strong communities depend on an active and involved population. And that calls for easy access to credible and pertinent information. American Voice 2004 strove to provide such information on national policy and national issues. Ask Dr. Dave also answered public policy questions.
Pocket Guide to Issues and Allegations
- Abortion and Contraception
Should contraceptive devices and abortions be legal and widely available?
- Capital Punishment
Should we continue to use the death penalty?
- Country of Origin Labeling
Should country-of-origin labeling be mandatory?
- Estate Tax
Should we abolish the Estate Tax?
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice premiums are rising rapidly with potentially negative effects on health care costs and doctor access.
- Military Privatization
Should the U.S. rely on private companies to provide military services?
- Minimum Wage
The minimum wage has not increased in eight years. Its effective buying power has dropped to its lowest level since 1949.
- Same-sex Marriage
Should same-sex marriage be legal?
- Sex Education
How should we teach sex education?
- Social Security
People are living longer, and a large number of baby boomers are about to retire. The combination will decrease the number of Social Security contributors while increasing the number of recipients.
- Stem Cell Research
Should we encourage embryonic stem cell research?
Has the 1996 welfare reform been effective?
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