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What controversial issue do you believe is most important to society?  What controversial issue do you believe is most important to society?  

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While the proliferation of toxic chemicals in our homes and foods is a paramount concern; while the ghastly cost of political elections is of paramount concern; while global climate change is of chilling importance--especially now with the confirmation of new aspects related to the Sun's minimum-maximum cycle and Earth's axis tilt; while the proliferation of war is of astounding importance; and while I am greatly concerned about all of these, I might suggest that the teen-age pregnancy rate (which presuppose a male/female teen-age sexual activity rate) may be the most important one to address because it encompasses not only family issues, educational issues, medical issues, economic issues, and taxation issues, it also encompasses issues of human potential--for the teens involved and for the infants born--born very often into poverty and negated opportunities.

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There are many important issues, but the one that's most important for society is the rights of homosexuals. Gay marriage,...

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