Monday, October 27, 2008

HW 1: McCain's on Fighting Crime

John McCain believes that fighting crime begins with supporting local and state law enforcement. His main goal is to make the federal government provide state and law inforcemtn with "support that it is uniquely able to provide". He promises to strengthen our laws against predators by fully putting the Adam Walsh Act into action, which includes lifetime registration for child sexual offenders. He backs up his ideas by saying that during his over 20 years in Congress, he has made it his priority to protect this country's children. For example, he introduced legislation to require convicted sex offenders to register with the National Sex Offender Registry. John McCain also wants to provide more federal funding for law enforcement but for programs that actually work.  McCain also stands firmly on the issue that illegal aliens have no place in our country and that those aliens who committed crimes should be deported. 
Although I agree with most of McCain's suggestions, I did not see anything on his website about how he is going to deal with city crime.  For a New York, that is a very important aspect of every day living. Although the situation is better now than before, crime in the city is still out of control.  I would have liked to see what he has to say on the issue. Again, McCain failed to relate to the urban class, in my opinion. However, those programs that he promises to implement seem decent.

Yuliya Kozachenko

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