One of the biggest hurdles President Barack Obama had to overcome in his first term was health care; hands down, his Affordable Care Act would define his presidency.
Thankfully the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the controversial health care law was legal and therefore the law of the land.
Throughout his presidency, President Obama has been able to evolve on issues that directly impact the lives of Americans; from Don’t ask, Don’t Tell to his affirmation that gay couples should be allowed to get married.
The President has come around on social issues, opening the discussion and creating change that will undoubtedly mark him as one of great leaders. So what’s up his sleeve for his second term?
There are talks that for his encore performance, Obama is slated to tackle the unsuccessful “War on Drugs.”
Obama hasn't definitively taken a stand on drugs, but like everything with Obama it has to start with the debate and discussion.
Obama said back in April at the Summit of the Americas:
"I think it is entirely legitimate to have a conversation about whether the laws in place are ones that are doing more harm than good in certain places. I personally, and my administration’s position, is that legalization is not the answer."
That was his position then, and like gay marriage, we expect that he’ll evolve in his thinking when it comes to the “War on Drugs,” which has destroyed countless families over the last 40 years.
The “War on Drugs” isn’t about narcotics being trafficked across the world, but about people.
So if Obama does plan to tackle the drug issue in his second go around, he better make it clear that it doesn’t work.
With immigration wrapped up, along with health care, the “War on Drugs” is only one possible issue the President is slated to go after. But what about a few others he should keep an eye on? Take a look...