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I interviewed a local police officer in my town about their most pressing problems - the one he cited most is reckless driving, as long stretches of empty road lead to drivers becoming reckless and crashing their vehicles in inclement weather. In terms of crime prevention, there were several things that they suggested: one, to make sure that everyone in your community obeys speed limit laws and wears their seat belt. It is impossible for officers to continually patrol often-empty rural roads, but insisting, whenever you ride with someone, that everyone wears their safety belt and obeys speed limits can help to spread a community message about driver safety.Part 2 -
Many anti-immigration proponents believe that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from American citizens - by offering to work these jobs at lower pay, without insurance or benefits, employers are less inclined to give these jobs to legal American citizens at higher costs. However, despite this threat of taking jobs from Americans, the opposite is true: the existence of such low-paying labor is what allows prices to be so low for products in America. With the employment of American citizens to these same jobs, with minimum wage or greater pay and benefits, costs would rise so high as to be untenable or unsustainable for American businesses.Part 3 -
Environmental groups in the United States are extremely varied, and cover a wide variety of issues. The history of environmental groups started with the common law doctrines found n early America; with the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (now superceded by the Clean Water Act), the US government took a specific interest in conservation and environmental protection. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was started in 1970 in order to protect the health of humanity and the environment through regulating the activities of private citizens and corporations to adhere to strict environmental criteria. Part 4-
Saving Private Ryan and Platoon are comparatively realistic films about life and war in WWII and the Vietnam War, respectively; both films are extremely similar in depicting a gritty, bloody and dirty life for infantry troops (which takes a dramatic toll on their sanity and sense of innocence). Ryan is quite famous for its depiction of desaturated images of bloody troops, and its darkly realistic and gruesome deaths shown at D-Day and later in the film; Platoon, meanwhile, is a bit more unrealistic, in that its central conflict takes place in a sort of Faustian fight for Private Taylor's soul between Sgt. Barnes and Sgt. Elias. Part 5-
The draft in the United States has a long history tracing back to colonial days, when men were conscripted into local militias, and has utilized it in wars like the Civil War, Vietnam and World War II. In these latter wars, a draft was implemented, requiring all men 18 to 25 to register for the draft and to be conscripted as needed. The draft, as it stands now, is an outdated and defunct tradition in today's military - this is due to many factors, not the least of which is the mechanization of warfare. Since the Gulf War, America has fought its wars from great distances, for the most part - drone strikes, long-range missiles and ground support aircraft have made it less and less necessary for ground troops to be in the field.