Category: News

The President is Trying to Rip Families Apart- Fact or Fiction?

By Nathan Smith, New Generation Voters

The Time magazine recently published an issue that featured a small child crying, while the president stared down at her.  The image has grabbed the attention of the nation, leading many to attack the president and his administration as cruel and insensitive individuals.  Those that reside in the gated communities of coastal southern California sit back and try to go after President Trump on social media, raise funds for immigrant children to be reunited with their families, and try to create a general uproar against the administration.  They spread images of crying children with no context, declare that the president and his administration enjoy ripping families apart, and proclaim that the members of the Democratic Party are the only ones that actually care about the fate of these young children.

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Israel, Iran, and Syria: Is War Up Ahead?

Nathan Smith, New Generation Voters

May 11, 2018

In the summer of 2015, the European Union, China, Russia, and the U.S. sat down to construct a deal that would prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.  For years prior, Iran had been slowly trying to gather the materials necessary to make the bomb, while Israel and the rest of the world watched with concern.  A nuclear Iran would threaten the stability of the region even more, as they continue to threaten Israel and compete with Saudi Arabia.  Since Russia, China, the United States, the UK, and France had acquired nuclear weapons, it had been the goal to prevent other countries from getting the same capability.  Unfortunately, India, Pakistan, Israel, and at this point North Korea all possess nuclear weapons.  While North Korea is an entirely different issue, the world’s nuclear powers were determined to reach a deal that would at least hamper Iran’s ability.  The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), settled in 2015 by the Obama administration, lifted the economic sanctions from Iran, while Iran was forced to limit their uranium enrichment, and close a number of their centrifuge facilities.

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The Great Debate: Gun Control

By Eli Holliday, New Generation Voters

America is a great nation, and that is certainly due to the freedoms that we possess.  Recently, however, the Second Amendment has come under question as being one of those great rights.  In light of these horrible shootings of late, calls for gun control are sounding louder than ever.

Let me first clarify my views on this subject.  I firmly believe that the Second Amendment must be vehemently protected; I also believe that we can do so whilst keeping criminals from attaining firearms.  Having said that, these shootings are happening too much, but I do not believe gun control is the way to solve this.  Now one could say to me, “but shouldn’t we do whatever we can to try and help stop these events?”  Yes we should, but like I said, I don’t see gun control as being one of those things that helps.

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NGV Friday: State of the Union – Where Do We Stand?

By Nathan Smith and Christopher Goodrich

The 2018 State of the Union address has undoubtedly summed up the presidency of Donald Trump.  Not only was it the longest one in recent memory, it was probably the boldest and most memorable in recent memory; surely for decades.

Trump promised to deliver a unifying message.  Whether it was for the rich or poor, black or white, citizen or non-citizen, he exulted some of America’s core values and principles in this address.  Whether you are a supporter or a critic, there was something for you in this speech, and this worked undoubtedly in his favor.

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