Issue: Re-establishing Community

One of the problems recognized by this Forum is the decline of local "Community" in the United States. Today, intended or not, people of all ages live in isolation from their neighbors. SInce there are not enough financial resources in our country to support the health, well-being, and safety of our population, the need to revitalize community at the local level is considered essential for our national well-being. This issue area will address topics related to the revitalization of Community.

Instruction: Under each of the topics below, please make your contribution of a proposal to deal with the topic/problem, or provide a statement of unintended consequences. Feel free to comment on any contribution submitted by others.
  • Where's the Good News?

    All across our country, people and the organizations and communities we all belong to or participate in are doing positive and constructive things. The reason that our country continues to be a great country is because of the willingness of our people, with all of our diversity, to respond positively and often creatively to situations that arise. One of the problems that we have is that the publicly available news media continually focus on flashing red lights, blood, violence, and individual and cultural pathology (bad things). They only minimally present positive activities that would enlighten others about how to deal constructively with any manner of situations. News organizations have the right of free expression of course. However, they are using public infrastructure at some part of doing business. It is therefore initially proposed by the forum that for any news sharing (video, print, or sound) , it be required that at least thirty (30) percent of actual news time (not including advertising) be devoted to new of positive activity in the media market of that media source.

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About The Founder

The Founder and President of NewUSA Issues Forum is Martin L. Meltz, Ph.D. He is a retired biomedical research scientist, Full Professor, businessman, corporate officer, and long-time community volunteer. He was born and raised in New York State, lived and worked for 35 years in Texas, and is now living in California. Martin has sponsored the development of this issues forum to allow Americans of different political viewpoints to work together to propose solutions to common problems.

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