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For more than 6 decades, politicians only speak or discuss a handful of issues that are most important to their political aspirations or to the interest of their voters. But, there are so many more issues that only get some discussion, if any, or just continue to be ignored. It is the mission of The DwarfStar Chronicles to attempt to identify all of the issues and to present a detailed discussion of each issue. To accomplish this monumental task, we are using WordPress to develop an online book and possibly a blog.

Updated the list into the following 20 categories.

  1. Culture

    1. The Arts (Literature, Visual, Graphic, Plastic, Performing, Music, Architecture)

    2. Museums

  1. Economy

    1. Aggregate Demand (Keynesian) vs Supply Side Economics (Milton Freedman)

    2. Balanced Budget & Deficit Spending

    3. Credit / Debt / Bankruptcy

    4. Defense Spending and Preparedness

    5. Essential vs Non-Essential Staff And Services

    6. Fiscal Conservatism

    7. Glass–Steagall Act

    8. Jobs

    9. Social Security

    10. Taxes

      1. IRS

      2. Flat Tax

      3. Sales Tax

      4. Simplified Tax Code

      5. Tax Reform

      6. Use Tax

    11. Trade

      1. Labor / Occupation

      2. Skilled

      3. Non-Skilled

      4. Poverty

      5. Unemployment

      6. Minimum Wage

      7. Labor Unions

      8. Welfare And Poverty

        1. Charitable Contributions

        2. Faith-Based Organizations

        3. Food Banks and Soup Kitchens

        4. Temporary Shelters

  1. Education

    1. Common Core & New Math

    2. Dept. of Education

    3. Education vs Indoctrination

    4. Educators

    5. Ideological College Professors

    6. School Prayer

    7. Vouchers

  1. Energy

    1. Dependent vs Independent, Gas & Oil, Renewables

    2. Electrical

    3. Natural Gas

    4. Nuclear

    5. Oil & Gas

    6. Power Grid

    7. Solar

    8. Wind

  1. Environment

    1. Carbon Emissions And Caps

    2. Conservation And Recycling vs Environmentalism And Global Warming

    3. Endangered Species & Refuges

    4. Global Warming / Climate Change – lack of empirical evidence

    5. Kyoto Treaty

  1. Ethics & Morals

    1. Human Rights

    2. Professional and Ethical Standards

    3. Philosophy – a theory or attitude held by a person or organization that acts as a guiding principle for behavior.

  1. Family

    1. Birth Control / Abortion

    2. Children

      1. Care

      2. Education

      3. Labor

      4. Rights

    3. Support (financial responsibilities of divorced or separated parents)

    4. Civil Unions

    5. Gay Marriage

    6. Marriage

    7. Nuclear Family

    8. Same Sex Marriage

    9. Single Parenting

  1. Sexuality & Gender

    1. Gender Identity / Issues

      1. Transgender

    2. Homosexuality

    3. Molesters / Predators

    4. Prostitution

  1. Government

    1. Executive

      1. Structure

      2. Powers

    2. Legislative

      1. Structure

      2. Powers – as stated in Article One of the United States Constitution

      3. Rules of Proceedings

        1. US Constitution – Article One, Section 7: Bills

        2. Clean Bills, Amendments, Substitutions, Line Item Veto

    3. Judicial

      1. Structure

      2. Powers

      3. Jurisdictions that apply to local, state, federal, and international levels

      4. Courts

        1. Supreme Court Appointments

      5. DOJ

      6. FBI

      7. Juvenile Justice

      8. Civilian

      9. Frivolous Lawsuits And Tort Reform

      10. Due Processing (in a more timely manner) And Sentencing

      11. Criminal

        1. Bullying

        2. Crime & Punishment (eg – Three Strikes)

        3. Cyber

        4. Death Penalty

        5. Domestic Violence

        6. Drugs (decriminalization and regulate)

        7. Identity Theft

        8. Predators

        9. Profiling

        10. Sex Crimes

        11. Stalking

    4. Campaign Finance Reform

    5. Corruption

    6. Deregulation of EPA, FDA, etc.

    7. Elections

      1. Election Reform

      2. Term Limits

      3. Voter ID

    8. Oversight of all three branche

    9. Political Action Committees (PACs) & Special Interest Groups

    10. State of the Union

    11. Taking (as in Eminent Domain)

    12. International

      1. Foreign Policy

      2. Foreign Aid

      3. Human Rights

        1. Women’s Rights

      4. Sovereignty

      5. State Dept.

      6. United Nations

      7. Race Relations

      8. Slavery

      9. Trade (see Economy)

      10. Human Trafficking

  1. Bias / Discrimination / Harassment / Inequality / Intolerance / Prejudice / Racism

    1. Age

    2. Class

    3. Disability

    4. Economic

    5. Education

    6. Gender

    7. Genetic Information

    8. Occupation

    9. Parental Status

    10. Politcal

    11. Pregnancy

    12. Race / Ethnicity

    13. Religion

    14. Retalliation

    15. Sexual Orientation

  1. Infrastructure & Land Development

    1. Communications

    2. Emergency Services – Fire, Police

    3. Farm Policy

    4. Food Supply

    5. Homelessness

    6. Hospitals & Medical Facilities

    7. Housing

    8. Hunger

    9. Public Buildings – Libraries, Court Houses, Jails

    10. Transportation Systems

      1. Airports And Airways

      2. Mass Transit (buses and subways)

      3. Railways And Trains

      4. Roads And Bridges

      5. Ships And Shipping Lanes

      6. Trucking

      7. Waste Management / Recycling

      8. Water Supply

  1. Law

    1. Bill Of Rights

    2. Constitution

    3. Civil Rights

      1. Affirmative Action – Eliminate This Policy

      2. Language

      3. Censorship

      4. Disabled Rights

      5. Gay Rights

      6. Privacy

    4. Crime & Punishment

      1. Collective Bargaining

      2. Criminal Voting Rights

      3. Defunding Police

      4. Demilitarize the Police

      5. Deviance – degenerate behavior

      6. Drug Trafficking Penalties

      7. Drugs

      8. Incarcerations – Mandatory Minimums, Death Penalty, Life, Solitary Confinement, Juveniles

      9. Police Body Cameras

      10. Prison Overcrowding

      11. Private Prisons

      12. Qualified Immunity for Police

  1. Military

  1. Political

    1. Entitlement Programs

      1. Farm Aid

      2. Federal Employee and Military Retirement Plans

      3. FEMA

      4. Food Stamps

      5. Fraud and Waste

      6. Medicaid

      7. Medicare

      8. Social Security – Privatized

      9. Unemployment Compensation

      10. Veterans’ Administration programs

    2. Social Movements

      1. Antifa

      2. BLM

      3. Feminism

  1. Population

    1. Abortion

    2. Birth Control

    3. Demography

    4. Immigration

    5. Right to Die (Euthanasia / Physician Assisted Suicide / Suicide)

    6. Overpopulation

    7. World population

  1. Race and ethnicity

  1. Religion

    1. Separation Church-State

  1. Science & Technology

    1. Computer / Internet

    2. Medical

      1. ACA (Obamacare)

      2. Ageing

      3. Alcoholism And Drug Abuse

      4. Cancer

      5. Catastrophic Coverage

      6. Covid 19

      7. Eating Disorders

      8. ERISA – self insurance alternative to ACA

      9. Food and Drug Safety

      10. Genetic Engineering

      11. Healthcare

      12. HIV / AIDS

      13. Interstate Insurance

      14. Medical Marijuana

      15. Mental Health – deinstitutionalization vs institutionalization

      16. Nutrition

      17. Obesity

      18. Organ and body donations

      19. Patient Centered Care

      20. Patient Rights – HIPA

      21. Reforms

      22. Smoking

      23. Stem Cell Research

      24. Stress

      25. Universal Health Care

    3. Space

      1. Space Exploration

  1. Security

    1. 2nd Amendment (Gun Control)

    2. Alphabet Soup Agencies (DIA, FBI, CIA, NIA, etc.)

      1. Monitoring by security forces like NSA, CIA

    3. Conflict Resolution / Negotiation vs Armed Conflict

    4. Extremism

    5. Foreign Defense

    6. Military

      1. Capability development

      2. Combat

      3. Command

      4. Economics

      5. Friends, Allies, Enemies (Propaganda), And Frenemies

      6. Intelligence

      7. Logistics

      8. Nuclear Weapons, Testing, And Proliferation

      9. Operations

      10. Performance assessment

      11. Personnel

      12. Science

      13. Technology

      14. The Rules of War

      15. Weapons of Mass Destruction

    7. National Defense

    8. National Guard

    9. Police (Federal, State, & Local)

    10. Self Defense

    11. Terrorism

    12. Violence

  1. Social Interactions

    1. Primary Groups

      1. Family Members

      2. Close Friends

      3. Peers

    2. Secondary Group

      1. Schools

      2. Churches

      3. Corporations

    3. Other Groups

      1. Sports (participation)

      2. Sporting Events

      3. Concerts

      4. Gyms

      5. Bars

    4. Communication – 1st Amendment, Social, News, Languages

      1. Information Distribution

      2. Mainstream Media vs Independent Media (biased vs unbiased)

      3. Internet

        1. Social Platforms

        2. Censorship and the Internet

        3. eCommerce

        4. Privacy On The Internet

          1. Anonymous Users And Contributors

        5. Official Sources

        6. Conspiracy Theorists

        7. Trolls

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