The presidential elections always mean restless times, not only for the politicians implicated in the presidential run but also for the American people. To see the promises each of the candidates make, how they fight and debate topics, some of them being problems that should have been solved long ago, but weren’t. Of course, the presidential elections is always a good timing to bring back old and unsolved matters, with the hope that people will choose you, based on your speech. Still, each year, there are certain topics that come out over and over again. Healthcare is one of the subjects that are always debated, as each candidate promises a better healthcare system. Immigration was another debate topic that was hot this year, considering the exile of so many people from conflict areas in the Middle East, and not only.
Even if America is one of the world’s superpowers, it still does not have an ideal healthcare system. Issues still dwell in it, giving hard times to the people that need medical assistance. The current president, Barack Obama, came up with the Obamacare program, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Well, the number of health insured Americans dropped since this program became effective, so the problem of the healthcare is yet to be solved. Donald Trump is against the Obamacare program, of course, and would like to reform the entire American healthcare program, basing it on the principles of a free market. Since he is a businessman, it is more than obvious that he will treat healthcare just like another business he needs to take care of. If we are to look at what Hilary Clinton has to say about the subject, she supports the enrollment of Americans in Medicare, after they turn 55, and wishes to make drug import from Canada a legal business.
As mentioned before, the subject of immigration was rather pressing this year, since so many people emigrated from Muslim countries all over the world. America was a target as well, making this problem a rather sensitive one. Trump is known for making affirmations that are not too diplomatic, triggering negative reactions after debating the matter of immigration. In his opinion, a wall should be built between America and Mexico, and the entrance of Muslim people in the US should be completely banned. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton would like to be more tolerant of the immigrants, coming up with a reform that will provide an easier path to American citizenship, also being a supporter of the DACA and DAPA programs created by Obama. Now, whether Clinton in on the other side of the cliff just to be opposite to Trump, or whether she really believes in a solution for immigration, we’ll just have to wait and see, if she will win these elections.
Also, let us not forget about the 2nd Amendment, the law that allows American citizens to own firearms. Considering how many people were killed in unnecessary gunfights, just because the wrong people got their hands on a gun, this amendment should be reconsidered in an urgent manner. Hilary Clinton wishes to abolish it, and Donald Trump wishes to keep it, of course. Some say that Trump is looking to make a profit out of this amendment, which may be partially true. Whether it will be abolished or just severely revised, something needs to be done about this law, because way too many people believe that they have the right to use the guns they own in too many situations.