All throughout history welfare services have been available to the general public. While these benefits have changed over time, the basic intentions of the welfare system has stayed the same. The welfare system provides benefits and monetary assistance to those who qualify. Different acts over the past two hundred years have been amended in order to try to help the poor, and while not all have been practical and successful, many programs have indeed done an outstanding job in aiding those in need. But, just like with all good things, there is a negative side. Even with all the reforms to try perfect the welfare system there are still some holes in it. Not only is the welfare system easy to manipulate, according to usgovernmentspending.com, eleven percent of the federal budget is spent on welfare, leaving tax payers livid. (usgovspending.com) It 's obvious there is a need for a welfare system in the United States, but with the abuse the welfare system has endured a major change needs to be seen in order to ensure the welfare system be used as efficiently as possible.
The situation of gun control has been an issue for many years. The Second Amendment states that we as citizens have the right to bear arms and to protect ourselves. When the Constitution was first made the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is the heart of the issue of gun control. It also states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". The states declared that the Amendment was only created to allow the government to bear arms. The way it reads though is that it grants the rights of all people to bear arms. There have been cases brought before the Supreme Court that has fought the right to bear arms and used the amendment to protect their rights. The government does not have the right to take away the guns from the people but is able to control the manufacturing, sales, and possessions of guns.
Gun control in the United States has been a controversial issue for some time now. So much so that the Supreme Court even refuses to address this issue directly. Gun control really boils down to the the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Many people have different interpretations of the Second Amendment and the trenches are dug in deep on this issue. The Second Amendment can not provide the right to bear all types of arms to protect the people from governmental tyranny. If the Second Amendment was absolute, then we would allow the public to possess nuclear weapons, missiles, and other such arms, because like the 9 mm handgun that is an arm, a nuclear warhead is also a type of arm. The more our government restricts our rights to own
Allowing the government to have power over gun control is a careless mistake, we use guns for many things including the loss of tradition of hunting, not being able to protect ourselves, and simply because of the second amendment. Owning a gun is a privilege just as much as a right so people should definitely use it responsibly. If people can not use it right then they should not own one, but everyone should be allowed or given the
Sometimes life hits you hard, one day you are living paycheck to paycheck, the next day you lose your job and you wonder how you are going to live at all. So you gather your pride and stand in line to ask for assistance. For some, this process is humiliating, for others it is a way of life. Welfare was developed to help Americans suffering through the Depression. At some point it went from providing assistance to becoming a crutch to those who did not want to work. The government decided I was time to put an end to the abuse of the welfare and the Republicans pushed for reform of the system. In many ways the reform did more harm than good and there is a fine line between reform and the edge of poverty. With that being said, many Americans still
Welfare is a public assistance program that provides at least a minimum of money assistance to Americans that are in the poverty rate, to be able to live a sustainable standard of living. Each state has their own guidelines, and offers the basic benefits of welfare which are child care assistance, housing assistance, health care, cash aid, and food stamps. (US
The welfare system first came into action during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Unemployed citizens needed federal assistance to escape the reality of severe poverty. The welfare system supplies families with services such as: food stamps, medicaid, and housing among others. The welfare system has played a vital role in the US, in controlling the amount of poverty to a certain level. Sadly, the system has been abused and taken for granted by citizens across the country. The welfare system was previously controlled by the federal government until 1996; the federal government handed over the responsibility to the states in hope of reducing welfare abuse. However, this change has not prevented folks from scamming the system. The
Gun Control has been an issue that has been brought to the public’s eyes in recent years. This main issue has been going on for many years, for example when John F. Kennedy was assassinated; it raised public awareness to the lack of control on sales and also possession of guns in America. Until 1968 guns were available over the counter in stores and through mail catalogs to just about any adult in America. This was an example of how loosely guns were regulated which bring us back to the issue of guns. The constitution tells us in the second amendment that we, as American Citizens, have the right to bear arms. But the government is trying to change that by regulating everything to do with owning a gun. My stance: Gun
The welfare system does not give enough help for poor people. For example in “America’s Wandering Families” a lady received welfare assistance, but the welfare assistance was not enough for her, and her baby, so she started stealing food for her baby (America’s Wandering Families 259). That’s true since the welfares system does not give the poor people enough food or money to survive. They just give poor people help, for example, each month welfare gives poor people a certain amount of food stamp, and you can only buy food with that. Poor people can’t use food stamps to buy some other things like Colgate, toothbrush, clothes. They can only buy food and even that is not enough for food it’s just something that they can live with. Another example Dinah O’Dell, a Salvation Army employee in Columbus, Ohio came to our English class, and she told us that they don’t give poor people enough food, but they help them, and give them each month
The government should not control our gun rights. The government has a grip much too tight on gun control policies. The second amendment says, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (U.S. Constitution, 1787). With all of the restrictions that the government is putting on gun control is infringing our right. The government has also put up laws that require doctors to report mentally ill patients to the government for gun control reasons; although, this type of law can have negative effects. As Steven
Most people on welfare lose their human independence and feeling of dignity. They become subject to the dictates of their welfare supervisor, which tells them if they can live in certain areas or if they can buy a new phone. They are treated like children, not responsible adults. They are trapped in the system, let's say a job comes up that looks better than welfare, they are afraid to take it because if they end up losing that job, they have to wait six to nine months before they can get back on welfare. As a result, it becomes a self perpetuating cycle rather than a temporary state of affairs. The welfare system takes people’s incentives away when it comes to getting a job. These types of programs tend to destroy the very fabric that holds a decent society
Many different programs were created, all of which were designed to provide Americans jobs, give temporary aid to the needy, and in a broad sense just get America out of the Great Depression. Welfare was implemented to provide temporary aid to the needy so that they could use such capital to get back on his/her feet and continue with a productive life (“Fix Welfare”).
Illegal immigrants take away opportunities from Americans, as well as our money. Some citizens claim that illegal immigration is a benefit to the economy and that they help fill jobs that American citizens don’t want. In spite of this, illegal immigrants are taking millions of dollars away from the deserving legal Americans. Due to the immigrants, the jobs that Americans find undesirable are filled. However, those jobs that are found undesirable can be filled with American workers who have no other option than to take an unwanted job. This is leaving
Welfare is a good idea that financially helps those in need and provides people with an income when they are unable to earn a monthly wage; however, when this system is abused it is no longer efficient. Welfare was intended for people who are permanently disabled mentally or physically and are unable to work, but welfare has become an option for every American, even those who do not want to work but are capable of doing so. The American Economy has started to decline because of this due to many people realizing they can get more money with less effort. This problem has only grown worse over time since its creation. Even the hardworking American doesn’t make as much as a welfare recipient since the system of welfare pays more
First off the Welfare System was first started back during the Great Depression which was funded by the government to help aid the families who were heavily affected during the time. The system had still stayed in play to modern times to help families whose income was lower than average help pay for everyday necessities. The term “Welfare” is just a generalized term however welfare in general help provide the same services. To help families with lower income get by on a daily life basis. This sounds like the dream to someone who has been