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List Rules Vote up the political issues that you are most concerned with.

What are the political issues that concern you most right now? Political issues today run the gamut from domestic and foreign issues of all kinds. Are they national security or economic? Social issues or legal? What should we be focusing on most with the 2016 election starting to come into focus? And are you concerned about something even if it doesn't directly effect you? This political issues list lets you have your voice heard.

Vote up the topics on this list of political issues that matter to you most, and downvote the ones that you think are irrelevant or that are distractions from what America and US politicians should really be focused on. And if you feel there are any issues not on the list that are important to the future of the United States, feel free to add them. There are more than enough issues for everyone out there to have a spirited debate.

No matter how you feel about these issues, or what side of the debate you're on, as long as you think they are important topics that matter to all Americans and should be the focus of the 2016 election, then vote them up!
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Border Security


Border Security is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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Many candidates built their platforms around securing the US border with Mexico, but there is intense disagreement about how to do it in the most effective way.
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30 people just voted on Immigration


Immigration is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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Immigrants make up an ever-increasing percentage of the population, and many are entering the US illegally. But what to do about it, and how to handle immigrants who are already in the US are hugely contentious issues.
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Terrorism


Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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The threat of terror attacks in the United States has decreased, but there have still been numerous incidents overseas. How much of a role does this play in American foreign policy?
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ISIS


ISIS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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What role should the US have in combating ISIS? Should we send ground troops to fight them, or have we had enough when it comes to involvement in Iraq?
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Social Security and Medicare


Social Security and Medicare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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As the first baby boomers retire, the two entitlements of Social Security and Medicare will be called on more than ever to provide health care and financial stability. Are they fiscally solvent?
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23 people just voted on Climate Change


Climate Change is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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A large amount of research confirms that the planet’s climate is changing, with temperatures increasing and sea levels rising. But it’s still not clear how much of this is due to human activity, and how much is part of a natural cycle.
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Free Speech


Free Speech is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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It’s the bedrock of the Bill of Rights, but what constitutes free and protected speech is debatable. Can people just “say anything they want” over any media, or are there limits even to that?
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Minimum Wage


Minimum Wage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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Individual cities are increasing their minimum wages, but the federal minimum wage is still much lower. Some politicians believe there shouldn't be one at all, and that it hurts small businesses.